The purpose of the parent-adolescent relationship program is to offer a learning experience for parents and adolescents work ing together to improve their sk i l l s i n the areas w h i c h are the f oundat i on for hea l thy fami ly l i v ing : 1) perceiving each other; 2) communicating effectively, and 3) recognizing behavior as a function of its consequences. The sessions are organized under three major parts.