Facilitator Training: EEMpact Parenting of Teens and Young Adults, Spring 2021

BONUS: Facilitator Training for doing Virtual Programs

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EEMpact Parenting of Teens and Young Adults (TYA) is a world-recognized comprehensive outcomes-based parenting program for families that have teens and young adults with medical diagnoses and conditions. EEMpact Parenting TYA program is delivered to parents over an immersive ‘retreat’ weekend or through weekly scheduled sessions.

BONUS TRAINING INCLUDED: In response to COVID and the significant shift in the way that we connect with our patients and families, we have developed an effective new program delivery approach with the combination of hard copy materials, online videos, and live Zoom sessions. Bonus training for this new approach will be provided after course completion.

This course, EEMpact Parenting TYA Online Training, is a 12-week course for clinical social workers and other healthcare professionals to learn how to host and facilitate EEMpact Parenting Programs.

To increase accessibility and learning immersion, the course includes hard-copy materials and will deliver weekly content and modules via an online learning platform called Teachable. Several live Zoom practice sessions will be scheduled where the program Founder, Danna Merritt, will answer questions and provide coaching.

Participants will need to pass the test at the end of each module with a score of at least 80% to progress from one module to the next. At the completion of all of the modules, a participant will receive their certificate that they are trained and certified to host their own EEMpact Parenting programs.

10 modules in 12 weeks

  • Pre-work: Expectations and how to succeed with this course
  • Module 1: EEMPact Parenting Program Welcome and Getting Started
  • Module 2: Understanding Your Parenting Style
  • Module 3: The Teen Brain and Mindset
  • Module 4: How to Deal with Unacceptable Behavior
  • Module 5: Tackling Your Problems and Issues
  • Module 6: Topics Unplugged - Sex, Drugs, Piercings and Tatoos, etc
  • Module 7: Learning About Your Self-Esteem
  • Module 8: Improving Your Communication Skills
  • Module 9: Preparing for Yourself for Your Teen to Be Independent
  • Module 10: Building Your 5-Point Plan

SPECIAL NOTE: The EEMpact Parenting of Teens and Young Adults is the updated name and brand for the Parents Empowering Parents:Transition (PEP2) program that was launched and used in the bleeding disorder community since 2016.


Your Instructors


Danna Merritt, MSW
Danna Merritt, MSW

Danna is a licensed clinical social worker with over four decades of experience working with families that have children with serious medical conditions and special needs. She founded the original EEMpact Parenting program over twenty years ago and launched the Energizing & Empowering Minds non-profit in 2016 to continue to ensure that parents have access to the support that they need. Danna retired from Children’s Hospital of Michigan and lives in Noblesville, Indiana. She is a mother of two daughters with six grandchildren. She enjoys spending her spare time with her family creating experiences and memories.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
Registration is open now, but this course will begin on May, 2021. New modules will be released each week through the end of July, 2021. Participants will need to complete the module video, downloads, and quiz prior to moving to the next module.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will be able to complete the course based on your schedule. When you successfully complete the program, you will have access to the program materials indefinitely.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! However, since this both online content and hard-copy training materials that will be shipped to the participant prior to the start of the program, there will be no refunds.
Who should take this course?
This course has been uniquely designed for clinical professionals that want to host and facilitate parenting programs like: Professionals working in a medical or clinical environment, Social Workers, Nurses, or Physicians Parents that have teens with special needs or medical diagnoses or conditions that will be peer-facilitators during programs being hosted by a social worker, nurse, or physician need to take this course. Parent scholarships are available. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

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