Established in 2017, Center for Parent and Teen Communication is a multidisciplinary team based within the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Center for Parent and Teen Communication offers practical, science-based strategies for strengthening family connections and building youth prepared to thrive.
Their multimedia content is rooted in decades of research on effective parenting and strengths-based communication techniques. They cover a range of topics geared towards promoting teens to become their best selves.
They educate parent, professional, and teen audiences to effectively communicate through workshops and speaking engagements. And, they conduct original research to determine how healthcare professionals can partner with parents to support adolescent well-being.
At CPTC, they view adolescence as a time of opportunity and advocate for positive narratives about this exciting stage of life by:
- Partnering with social media parenting influencers to shape online discourse.
- Advising traditional media sources to use developmentally accurate framing in the coverage of issues impacting teens.
- Collaborating with like-minded individuals and organizations to advance our mission of supporting positive youth development.