Healthy Dialogue

Helps parents, youth, and youth workers understand their responsibilities and roles.

At a glance

In the Asian-American family, differences between the young and older generations can lead to conflicts due to their different cultural backgrounds. This can sometimes lead to disagreements and difficulties in communicating with each other in a healthy way.

That’s why we have created a special course called “Healthy Dialogue”! This course is designed to help parents, youth, and youth workers understand their roles and responsibilities better. It also provides guidelines for healthy communication and setting boundaries between:

  • youth workers and parents
  • youth and their parents

By participating in this course, everyone can learn how to have respectful and productive conversations with each other. Let’s bridge the generation gap and build stronger connections within our families!

What you'll learn

A1: Parents and Youth

Learn and understand the roles and responsibilities of parents and teenagers in an effort to improve interaction and communication within a family setting.

A2: Parents and Youth Workers


Assists in clarifying the ministry roles of parents and youth workers, and helping parents identify and establish healthy relationship boundaries in the youth ministry context.

B1: Tips for Youth Workers

Provides tools to youth workers in communicating with youth parents and youth.

B2: Tips for Youth

Introduces skills and tools to aid teenagers in connecting and expressing concerns with their parents.

More detail

For more information about this program and how to register, please email us at hd@renewtheresponse.org.

Healthy Dialogue

Helps parents, youth, and youth workers understand their responsibilities and roles.

At a glance

In the Asian-American family, differences between the young and older generations can lead to conflicts due to their different cultural backgrounds. This can sometimes lead to disagreements and difficulties in communicating with each other in a healthy way.

That’s why we have created a special course called “Healthy Dialogue”! This course is designed to help parents, youth, and youth workers understand their roles and responsibilities better. It also provides guidelines for healthy communication and setting boundaries between:

  • youth workers and parents
  • youth and their parents

By participating in this course, everyone can learn how to have respectful and productive conversations with each other. Let’s bridge the generation gap and build stronger connections within our families!

What you'll learn

A1: Parents and Youth

Learn and understand the roles and responsibilities of parents and teenagers in an effort to improve interaction and communication within a family setting.

A2: Parents and Youth Workers

Introduces skills and tools to aid teenagers in connecting and expressing concerns with their parents.

B1: Tips for Youth Workers

Assists in clarifying the ministry roles of parents and youth workers, and helping parents identify and establish healthy relationship boundaries in the youth ministry context.

B2: Tips for Youth

Provides tools to youth workers in communicating with youth parents and youth.

More detail

For more information, please email hd@renewtheresponse.org.

Curriculum

Healthy Dialogue Courses

"Healthy Dialogue", provides two-way boundaries and communication guidelines between youth workers, youth, and parents.

Series A

A1: Parents and Youth

How can parents have Healthy Dialogue with their teen(s)?

Training parents to have healthy dialogue with their youth

Course Objectives: 

  • Understand the 6 causes of communication struggles

  • Equip parents with skills and tools to enhance communication with their teenagers

  • Use discussion questions and case studies to understand and explain the core values and issues of today’s youth that may create conflict and communication struggles

  • Learn and understand the roles and responsibilities of parents and teenagers to improve interaction and communication within families

Audience: Parents of youth

Structure: 

  • 3-week or 4-week lesson plan options (1.5-2 hours/lesson) 
  • For group of parents led by a trained leader (recommended that leaders of this curriculum have completed Presence’s Healthy Dialogue Conceptual Training and Empathetic Group Facilitation Skills Training)
  • We also highly recommend inviting Dr. Agnes Ip for a professional Q&A after your group completes this course. 

Course Materials: 1 Leader’s Guide (English or Chinese), Study Guides for each registered student (English or Chinese), Leader Access to TalentLMS Presentation with Videos & Slides (English Audio + English/Chinese Captions)

A2: Parents and Youth Workers

How can parents have Healthy Dialogue with a Youth Worker?

Training parents to have healthy dialogue with their teen’s youth workers

Course Objectives: 

  • Equip parents with skills and tools to enhance communication with youth workers. 
  • Use discussion questions and case studies to aid parents to establish healthy dialogue with youth workers.
  • Assist in clarifying the ministry roles of parents and youth workers, and help parents identify and establish healthy relationship boundaries with youth workers.
  • Help parents understand the importance of partnering with youth workers to raise the youth.

Audience: Parents of youth

Structure: 

  • 2-week or 3-week lesson plan options (1.5-2 hours/lesson)
  • For group of parents led by a trained leader (recommended that leaders of this curriculum have completed Presence’s Healthy Dialogue Conceptual Training and Empathetic Group Facilitation Skills Training)
  • We also highly recommend inviting Dr. Agnes Ip for a professional Q&A after your group completes this course.

Course Materials: 1 Leader’s Guide (English or Chinese), Study Guides for each registered student (English or Chinese), Leader Access to TalentLMS Presentation with Videos & Slides (English Audio + English/Chinese Captions)

 

Series B

B1: Tips for Youth Workers

How can youth workers have healthy dialogue with their youth’s parents? 

Training youth workers to have healthy dialogue with parents

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the traditional dynamics and core values within a typical Asian-American family. 
  • Enhance the partnership between parents and youth workers in youth ministry.
  • Use discussion questions and case studies to aid parents and youth workers in establishing healthy dialogue and to communicate ministry expectations.
  • Clarify roles of parents and youth workers in youth ministry, and to help youth workers identify and establish healthy relationship boundaries in their ministry context.
  • Provide tools for youth workers to communicate with youth parents and youths

Audience: Youth workers

Structure: 

  • 3-week lesson plan (1.5-2 hours/lesson)
  • For group of youth workers led by a trained leader (recommended that leaders of this curriculum have completed Presence’s Healthy Dialogue Conceptual Training)

Course Materials: 1 Leader’s Guide (English), Study Guides for each registered student (English), Leader Access to TalentLMS Presentation with Videos & Slides (English Audio + English Captions)

B2: Tips for Youth

How can youth have healthy dialogue with their parents?

Training youth to have healthy dialogue with parents

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Course Objectives:

  • Helping youth understand the unique and traditional dynamics and core values within a typical Asian-American family 
  • Use discussion questions and case studies to aid youth in establishing healthy dialogue with parents
  • Assist youth in clarifying the roles of their parents and youth workers in their life
  • Provide tools to help youth communicate with parents and youth workers.

Audience: Youth

Structure: 

  • 4-week lesson plan (45-60 min/lesson)
  • For youth group led by a trained youth leader (recommended that leaders of this curriculum have completed Presence’s Healthy Dialogue Conceptual Training)

Course Materials: 1 Leader’s Guide + Lesson Worksheets for Youth (English), Leader Access to TalentLMS Presentation with Videos & Slides (English Audio + English Captions)

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Testimonial

Why People Choose Healthy Dialogue Courses

Live purposefully by pursuing spiritual maturity, utilizing God-given gifts, and bridging cultural and generational gaps.

With our youth workers, we have come to a better agreement and better understanding of our own roles. We know we are bridge between parents and the youth.

Our youth workers even took initiative to start having coffee time with the parents. So it’s actually really awesome…they actually want to do that. And it’s actually a breakthrough for us.

Overall, we really recommend this training to parents or youth workers if you haven’t tried this before.

Jenny Liao

Youth Ministry Director, BLCC

“Communication skills with teens, generational and cultural differences are the aspects that helped me the most from this course.”

Course student

“I think the Q&A helped the most. I learned a lot from Dr Ip’s advice and responses from other parents helped too.”

Course student

“Dr. Ip shared lots of helpful tips, and I took away many. “

Workshop participant

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