Utah Youth Village knows how to change and direct children’s behaviors. We are experts at training parents to be “super-parents” whether they are foster parents or parents looking for help with their own children.
Our workshops are a unique collaboration between parents and trainers in a relaxed setting. Parents actively participate by setting their personal goals, sharing experiences, role-playing, and learning from each other.
All of the skills, approaches, and ideas we use are also available to the public, for free, online. We offer Web-based classes, helpful links, parenting tips, and much more. Simply click on the logo above, or visit smarterparenting.com.
The Teaching Family Model
The practical information offered online or in-person comes from the Teaching-Family Model - a thoroughly researched treatment approach for children.
This approach can significantly help every parent’s abilities. You will be more confident, and your relationship with your children will be improved.
You Will Learn to…
- • Talk so your child listens
- • Understand and teach appropriate behavior
- • Motivate children
- • Enhance positive communication skills
- • Use effective consequences
- • Discipline without anger
- • Avoid arguments and power struggles
- • Help your child set and achieve personal goals
- • Problem solve as a family
Parenting Classes take place Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. for six weeks at the Utah Youth Village Administrative Offices, 5800 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84121. The cost is $35.00 per couple or individual (reduced tuition is available). A manual will be provided for the class and will be handed out the first night of class. To register for the class, or for more information, please contact Diane at Utah Youth Village at (801) 272-9980.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the class instructors, Lindsey Anderson (801) 357-9354 or Anilu Gamez (801) 448-8983. For Weber/Davis county inquiries, please contact David Jones at (801) 668-8303. For inquiries in Central/Southern Utah, please contact Kathy Roberts at (435) 724-2539.
What Parents are Saying
“I was amazed that it worked so well. [My kids] were so good that I wondered if they were really the same children!”
“Even though it was hard to do things a different way, by the sixth week everything changed. I noticed my boys were following directions without arguing, and my home was more peaceful. They treated me with more respect.”
“I’m able to control my anger when I use these skills, and my children are much happier because of the consistency - they know what to expect from me.”
“It feels great to have a game plan instead of always questioning my parenting skills.”