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List of Programs for Parents

Parent Presentations
Click above to learn more about free presentations for parents and groups on a range of topics related to youth, parenting, and families.

A Conversation For Parents of Teens
A free program for parents where they can focus on a singular topic related to the parenting of a teen each night. Past subjects include teen anxiety, depression, drugs, alcohol, acting out, and fighting with parents. Click on the title above to learn more about this program.

QPR Suicide Prevention Workshops
Workshop focusing upon depression and suicide, and how an adult, parent, or youth can respond to a friend or family member in need. Click on the title above to learn more about this program.

Patrick C. Forde Good Person Memorial Award
This award is given annual to a Needham adult who though volunteer efforts has supported the health and growth of youth and families. Click on the title above to learn more about this program.

Needham Unplugged
Needham Unplugged is an awareness campaign each March to remind Needham families and residents to “unplug their electronics” and “plug into” each other. Click on the title above to learn more about this program.

Single Parent Support Group
The Single Parent Support Group offers the opportunity for parents to discuss topics such as raising children alone, finding time for personal interests, time management, etc. Click on the title above to learn more about this program.

Adoptive Parenting Group
Program for parents who have adopted children. Click on the above program title to learn more.

Parent Coffees: Drug/Alcohol Discussions
The Parent Coffee Program informs and engages parents of teens on the topic of preventing and reducing youth alcohol and drug use. Click on the title above to learn more about this program.

Parents & Residents Seeking to Employ Youth
Residents seeking to hire a youth for around-the-house jobs may browse our Residential Employment Book that lists youth in their area who perform the chores they are looking to complete such as babysitting, yard work, snow removal, leaf raking, etc. Click on the title above to learn more about this program.

Parent Resources & Documents
Needham Youth Services has published many informational documents to help parents effectively reach and relate to their youth. Click on the title above to learn more about these resources.