Keep Connected Institute

for Strengthening Family Relationships

New Dates Coming Soon!

This two-day workshop, designed for teams of two or more, will teach you how to bring the Keep Connected Family Program to your community, school or program - and give you the tools for success!

You’ll receive:

  • The research-based framework for strengthening relationships that young people need to learn, grow, and thrive
  • The Keep Connected Planning Guide with curriculum, containing handouts available in English and Spanish
  • Program and family facilitation training for leaders
  • Resources and guides to help promote the program in your community
  • Two-year access to online tools and resources, including facilitator materials, strategies for recruitment and retention, effective facilitation guides, promotion tools and resources (press releases, email template, social media templates, videos, etc.)


The workshop is designed for teams of two or more from an organization who will work together to coordinate the program and facilitate parent, youth, and family sessions.


You'll learn:

  • The research-based framework for strengthening relationships that young people need to learn, grow, and thrive.
  • Professional development for program leaders and facilitators
  • An introduction to the six-session, interactive workshop series that strengthens parent-youth relationships.
  • A curriculum and guidebook that gives you tools to lead the sessions and recruit families, with handouts available in English and Spanish.
  • Resources and guides to help promote the program in your community.

Healthy, strong family relationships are foundational to young people’s growth, learning, and well-being. These relationships build strong social and emotional strengths that kids use throughout their lives.


But great family relationships don’t just happen.


Keep Connected offers all kinds of families - and organizations that support them  ideas, activities, and experiences to help build strong family relationships. Our goal is to strengthen family relationships to help kids be and become their best selves.

The workshop is designed for teams of two or more who work with youth and parents, especially: 

  • School leaders, especially middle school
  • Parent-teacher coordinators
  • Family engagement program leaders
  • Juvenile justice programs
  • Child and family services programs
  • Family engagement programs
  • Faith-based programs
  • Community education programs
  • PTA/ PTO leaders

Who should attend?

Registration

Workshop is currently waitlisted--new dates coming soon!

Click here to be notified when it opens up again.

The Keep Connected Institute for Strengthening Family Relationships is a research-based program for strengthening parent and child relationships during the critical middle school years. It prepares program leaders and facilitators to utilize the Keep Connected curriculum through a series of seven relationship strengthening workshops and associated activities.


The Strengthening Family Relationships resources consist of two primary components – the Keep Connected Institute for Strengthening Family Relationships, a two-day training institute for parent and youth facilitators, and online access for two years following training to the most current Keep Connected curriculum and support information.


Individuals trained at the Keep Connected Institute for Strengthening Family Relationships may deliver the curriculum to parents and youth for the sponsoring organization as part of their regular professional work. However, trained individuals are not authorized to market the Keep Connected curriculum or content in an entrepreneurial fashion. Trained individuals are not authorized to train others to deliver the Keep Connected Institute for Strengthening Family Relationships or Keep Connected.


Online access to the Keep Connected resources will belong to the sponsoring organization which sends individuals to the Keep Connected Institute for Strengthening Family Relationships (e.g. school or community based organization). Your purchase of this program is a license to use the curriculum, as described here, for a period of two years.


Keep Connected is the copyrighted property of Search Institute. All rights reserved.

Keep Connected Training Policy

Keep Connected in Action

Youth gather together for a Keep Connected session in IJ Holton Intermediate School in Austin, MN.

Keep Connected sessions at Jubilee Housing, Inc. in Washington, DC. began with a shared meal.

"I find it to be a holistic approach. I think you need to deal with everyone in the home; kids are often left out of family conversations..."

                              

- Marcus Clark, Jubilee Housing, Inc., 

Washington, DC

What Others have Said About the Keep Connected Institute for Strengthening Family Relationships

What participants have said about the
Keep Connected Institute for Strengthening Family Relationships:

"This is really empowering for professionals in our field. It’s always valuable learning from people who are in the same boat as you. I feel like we need to find new ways to support families.”

                              

- Michelle Morehouse, 

IJ Holton Intermediate School, Austin, MN


“There were really well-defined steps within the actual workshop itself, and for us to be able to take the material and give it back to our people, I feel a lot more comfortable now after these three days of training.”

                              

- Marcus Clark, Jubilee Housing, Inc.,

Washington, DC


“It’s one thing to hear about a program from the top down. But it’s very different to sit with peers who have gone through it, and share those experiences. I feel like I can really go back and sell the program.”

                              

- Kelly Skokowski,  

YWCA Tri-County Area, Pottstown, PA

About Search Institute

For more than 60 years, Search Institute® has been a leader and partner for organizations around the world in discovering what kids need to succeed. Our 40 Developmental Assets are use worldwide, and now we have begun a new chapter studying the power of developmental relationships. Our research, resources, and expertise help our partners in organizations, schools, and community coalitions solve critical challenges in the lives of young people.



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