Teens in Action

Teens in Action on Flash Drive or Streaming

by Michael H. Popkin, PhD; and Peggy Hendrickson, MA, MSW, ACSW

A high-energy program for youth aged 11 to 16, teaching important life skills while helping them understand the dangers of risky behaviors such as alcohol and drug abuse.
The videoembedded PowerPoint is available on Flash Drive or Streaming.

A program for teens and preteens

Their future is not a matter of chance—it’s a matter of choice

Teens in Action is a high-energy, video-based program for ages 11-16. Developed over a period of five years and revamped in 2012, the program teaches important communication skills while helping teens understand the dangers of risky behavior, such as alcohol and drug abuse.

Addresses issues important to today’s teens

Teens may act like they know it all, but they are full of questions and are eager to learn how to succeed in the adult world. Teens in Action is a fun way to help them understand changes in their bodies and brains; communicate in a mature way with adults and others; develop skills for resisting negative peer pressure; and learn techniques for peaceful conflict resolution.

This action-packed program is designed for use with kids ages 11-16—the crucial tween and early teen years. Your kit comes with many of the components necessary to upgrade by adding the research-based parenting teens class when you’re ready.

Here’s what you’ll love about the Teens in Action program:

  • Easy-to-read Teen’s Guide.
  • Engaging video available embedded in PowerPoint on Flash Drive or Streaming—your choice!
  • *Online Video Library subscription (included in the Jump-Start Package) is a great way to share the videos (without the slide presentation) with teens to reinforce lessons taught in class.

*Call or email to add this Online Video Library to your Standard Program Kit for only $298/year!


Here’s what you’ll teach in each session:

Session I:
  • 5 key qualities of character
  • Understanding parents
  • Your brain on adolescence
  • The power of choice
  • School success
  • Challenges of teen life: drugs, sexuality and violence
Session II:
  • The Spiral of Success
  • Communication: the road to cooperation
Session III:
  • Responsibility and freedom
  • The voice of discipline
  • Understanding and accepting consequences


Session IV:

  • Courage and self-esteem
  • The Think-Feel-Do Cycle
  • Turn discouragement into encouragement
  • Getting past power struggles
Session V:
  • 10 risk-prevention strategies for teens
  • Negative vs. positive influences
  • Talking about sexuality
Session VI:
  • Tobacco, alcohol, & other drugs
  • Bullying and relationship violence
  • Peer pressure
  • Confronting high-risk behavior

Other Program Materials:

TIA Teen's Guide and Coin

Teens in Action Teen’s Guide

SKU: 1743

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Purchase Options
Teens in Action Leader's Guide cover

Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action Leader’s Guide

SKU: 1733

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Teens in Action Promo Flyer

SKU: 174F

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Teens in Action Responsibility Coin

SKU: 1736

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Teens in Action Online Video Library (subscription)

SKU: 1790LC

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Teens in Action Video 1: To Survive and Thrive

SKU: 1791

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Teens in Action Video 2: Cooperation and Communication

SKU: 1792

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Teens in Action Video 3: Responsibility and Discipline

SKU: 1793

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Teens in Action Video 4: Building Courage and Self-Esteem

SKU: 1794

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Teens in Action Video 5: Drugs, Sexuality, and Violence: Reducing the Risks, Part 1

SKU: 1795

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Teens in Action Video 6: Drugs, Sexuality, and Violence: Reducing the Risks, Part 2

SKU: 1796

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Teens in Action Course Announcement Poster

SKU: 1745

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Teens in Action Certificate of Completion

SKU: 1744E

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“[Presents] some solid ideas about working with parents, while also assuring teen viewers that they are not alone in their sometimes confusing pressures and concerns.”

Video Librarian review of Teens in Action Video #1, May/June 2013

Leader Testimonials

“Families in Action/Active Parenting of Teens will help these teenagers learn communication and behavioral skills that will make a difference in their family life and community relationships.”

Karen Tenneson
Upward Bound Counseling Coordinator, Luther College, Decorah, IA

“When parents come into the program (Families in Action/Active Parenting of Teens), they are closed up and think they are alone in the problems they are having with their child. But as we watch the videos and discuss the situations, the moms and dads start opening up. They begin looking at situations from other points of view and ultimately they grow and develop new ways of parenting their children.”

Linda Anson
Teen Court Administrator, 15th Judicial District, LA

“...we hear the kids saying, Now my mom and dad are beginning to understand how I think and that Im not always wrong. And the kids begin seeing that each parent is also an individual person dealing every day with many responsibilities and stressful situations at home and at work.”

Jennifer Richard
Teen Court Coordinator in Louisiana