An intervention program for parents and youth designed to increase the protective factors that prevent risk-taking behaviors. The program includes a parent and a teen component parents and youth have opportunities to meet separately and together during each session. The curriculum advocates for mutual respect among family members, parental guidance, positive behavior management, communication, and developing interpersonal relationships. Objectives include discovering ways families can have fun together, enhancing youth self-esteem, recognizing the factors that lead to school success, and acknowledging the
negative social and physical effects of drug use. Parents and youth work to gain skills in communication, conflict resolution, anger management, and problem solving. While youth learn and practice life skills, parents are taught how to help reinforce their teen's life skills training. The program is designed to increase the attachment between the youth and his or her family, school, and peers.