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"I Hate You!" These are words you never dreamed you'd hear from your own child. You are not alone. There is help. Are you experiencing any of the following extreme behavior problems with your teen? The Loudoun Family Connections program will give you the tools to take charge of your home again.
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Failing grades
  • Running away
  • Severe disrespect
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Truancy
  • Violence

You and your teen start the program by participating in a seven-week, multi-family group called "Managing Your Difficult Teen." Managing Your Difficult Teen is a step-by-step roadmap that will help you establish authority and reclaim love. Concrete strategies that have proven results are taught by professional counselors and volunteers. The success of the program is due in part to the parent and teen volunteers who can offer support from their own experiences. Learn more about how professional counselors and experienced volunteers can help you. Getting enrolled in the class is easy as 1,2,3!

Steps to Getting Involved
Complete the following four easy steps to find out if Family Connections is a good fit for your family.

Find out more about individual family counseling and the Alumni Group offered to families participating in the Managing Your Difficult Teen program.

Program fee
Family Connections is only offered to Loudoun County residents. A one-time fee of $60 pays for:
  • Individual family counseling, if desired
  • The seven-week Managing Your Difficult Teen program
  • Voluntary participation in the Alumni Group (graduates of the program sharing experience and providing support)

Contact Information
  • To register and get more information about groups, contact Keedra Demus at 703-737-8649 or by email;or contact John P. Walker, Ph.D. at 571-258-3071 or by email.
  • For all other questions about Family Connections, contact John P. Walker, Ph.D. at 571-258-3071 or by email.

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