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Parenting is difficult on its own but given the competing demands, multiple responsibilities, lack of support, and often increasingly challenging environment, sometimes it feels as if the pressure is too high. However, effective parenting skills can set your children up for success like no other intervention. Learn effective parenting techniques from Family and Youth Institute professionals and watch the magic unfold!

This is not your average power-point presentation! This interactive workshop is jam-packed with exciting ways to interact with the information – such as live polling, infographics, videos, and most importantly, time with an expert in the field of mental health!

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Why The FYI

The FYI is a national research and education institute focusing on Muslim mental health and family wellness. Our mission is to strengthen and empower individuals, families, and communities through mental health research and education. The Family and Youth Institute has also designed a vibrant and meaningful range of workshops, lectures, and presentations on topics within our four focus areas related to youth, marriage, parenting, and mental health!

Parenting Workshop

Overview/
Outline

Parenting Workshop

Session 1 – Parenting in a Digital Age
(2 hr)

With smartphones taking over our time, tablets taking over the dinner table, and notifications taking over our lives, what can families do to connect in this digital age? In this Family and Youth Institute lecture, participants will learn about best tech-practices, good family habits, and how they can implement them in their own lives with their own children.

Parenting Workshop

Session 2 – Communicating with Teens
(4 hr)

Why does communicating with a teenager feel so different? How can you reach them through the screens and their busy schedules? This interactive workshop presents information on child development through the adolescent years, highlights diverse methods of helping teens through loving relationships, and covers effective communication tips and pointers in order to help strengthen connection through these potentially tough but essential teen years.

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Parenting Workshop

Target Audience

This workshop is curated for parents to provide some resources and tools when it comes to parenting in a healthy and effective manner.

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Cost

(plus) Travel and accommodations

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Testimonials

Parenting Workshop

“Our communities are in desperate need
of resources like yours at FYI.
It’s quite disheartening actually that so many families suffer in silence because they’re unaware of how to receive the help they deserve. It truly breaks my heart actually. I see the sad ramifications of parenting practices that are misguided. Youth and adolescents end up paying with their physical, mental and emotional health because of the behavioral health
disparities…”

Anonymous Attendee
Parenting Workshop

“I’m really passionate about this, because I believe resources like yours can help the community become stronger and our youth become stronger, more resilient, healthier and happier. A big part of that starts with families. So I’m very thankful for the work you do.”

Anonymous Attendee
Parenting Workshop

“I found this workshop really beneficial in terms of connecting myself with my kid while actively listening to them, modeling my behavior, improving myself like body language, tone and advising them with love and appreciation. Thank you so much.”

Anonymous Attendee
Parenting Workshop

“This workshop was absolutely fabulous mashaAllah! and right to the point! I related to many examples and I hope I can implement some of the suggestions. We need more of this kind of workshop. Please consider giving more talks. Jazakullah Khairan. May Allah increase you in knowledge.”

Anonymous Attendee

Parenting Workshop

“Our communities are in desperate need
of resources like yours at FYI.
It’s quite disheartening actually that so many families suffer in silence because they’re unaware of how to receive the help they deserve. It truly breaks my heart actually. I see the sad ramifications of parenting practices that are misguided. Youth and adolescents end up paying with their physical, mental and emotional health because of the behavioral health
disparities…”

Anonymous Attendee
Parenting Workshop

“I’m really passionate about this, because I believe resources like yours can help the community become stronger and our youth become stronger, more resilient, healthier and happier. A big part of that starts with families. So I’m very thankful for the work you do.”

Anonymous Attendee
Parenting Workshop

“I found this workshop really beneficial in terms of connecting myself with my kid while actively listening to them, modeling my behavior, improving myself like body language, tone and advising them with love and appreciation. Thank you so much.”

Anonymous Attendee
Parenting Workshop

“This workshop was absolutely fabulous mashaAllah! and right to the point! I related to many examples and I hope I can implement some of the suggestions. We need more of this kind of workshop. Please consider giving more talks. Jazakullah Khairan. May Allah increase you in knowledge.”

Anonymous Attendee

Possible
Speakers


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Amal Killawi


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Sameera Ahmed


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Dua Haggag


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Dr. Madiha Tahseen


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Hanan Hashem

The Prophet (SAS) said, “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days”
(Bukhari).

Guarantee your blessings!

Zakat eligibility of The FYI

The Family & Youth Institute, or The FYI, is a well-known Muslim organization in the United States. It works to promote mental health and wellness by strengthening and empowering individuals, families, and communities through research and education. It has been working for many years to bring Islamic perspectives to understanding and promoting mental health in our communities.

It is dedicated to serving and supporting Muslims – safeguarding our deen, our families, and our future generations. Therefore, the work of The FYI comes in the category of ‘fi sabeelillah’ or the Path of Allah, within the eight categories where Zakat money can be used.

Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed for it and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah, and for the [stranded] traveler – an obligation [imposed] by Allah, And Allah, is Knowing and Wise.”
(Al-Tawbah 9:60)

According to scholars who widen the meaning of fee sabeelillah to include any activities that promote Islamic growth, The FYI is indeed eligible to receive part of the Zakat funds for its programs and services. I urge Muslims in America to support this organization through their donations, general charity, and through their Zakat. I ask Allah swt to strengthen and guide The FYI to continue its good work in supporting Muslims.

Shaikh Ali Suleiman Ali, PhD

About Shaikh Ali

Sh. Ali Suleiman Ali was born in Ghana where he spent his childhood studying with various Muslim scholars. He then moved to Saudi Arabia and enrolled in the Islamic University of Madina.  He graduated with a degree in both Arabic and Islamic Studies. Dr. Ali went on to complete his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Sh. Ali serves on the Advisory Council of The Family & Youth Institute. He is the Senior Imam and Director of the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs in Canton, Michigan. Additionally, he serves as the Director of Muslim Family Services in Detroit and is a council member of the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA). He is also a member of the North American Imams Federation (NAIF) and the Association of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA).