AT RAILROAD STREET, YOUTH TAKE THE LEAD. They explore their full potential and become equipped to meet the challenging transition to adulthood. RSYP’s professional staff expertly pairs youth-generated ideas with community resources, empowering youth to create and oversee a wide range of innovative, life-changing projects. Unmatched in mission and scope, RSYP excels in helping youth find their voice and realize the benefits of their commitment to themselves and their community.

Saturday, April 8, the Center for Motivation and Change Training Institute is teaming up with Railroad Street Youth Project to provide a day-long training session to parents of young people who are currently struggling with substances issues. 

“An Invitation to Change:  Parent Training for Helping a Child Struggling with Substances” is an 8 hour workshop that is practical and skills-oriented and brings together ideas from several evidence-based therapy approaches. It is based on the idea that parents can take care of themselves and the rest of their family while also using active strategies to help their struggling child. The workshop covers four major topics: 
  • Helping with Understanding
  • Helping with Self-Care
  • Helping with Words
  • Helping with Action
All parents interested in the training can visit for more information and to fill out a Parent Questionnaire.  The cost of the one-day training is $25.