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“We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Systematic Training for Effective Parenting, STEP, began in 1976 and has become the most recognized and used parent education materials in North America; making a worldwide impact on parent education. The STEP parenting program teaches effective parenting techniques, encourages mutual respect between parent and child, builds skills that reinforce cooperation, responsibility, and self-reliance. This program is geared toward parents or legal guardians who do not normally seek or complete mental health or parent education treatment for their children’s problem behaviors.

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Skills Developed

  • Communication
  • Assertiveness
  • Discipline
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Contracting
  • Supervising
  • Monitoring

Teaching Modalities

  • Social Learning and Cognitive Theory
  • Individual and/or Group Discussion
  • Video Scenarios
  • Role Play
  • Work Book Assignments