A free two-evening parent and teen workshop, "Navigating through the Teen Years," will be offered May 17 and May 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in New Milford.

The program, co-sponsored by the New Milford Youth Agency and New Milford Substance Abuse Prevention Council, will be held at The Maxx, 94 Railroad St.

The workshop, presented by Terry Budlong, a prevention specialist at the CARON student Assistance Program, will focus on practical communication strategies, how family life protects teens from risky behavior, how developmental assets help teens, current teen drug use trends, and why teen's brains are so vulnerable to the effects of drugs/alcohol use.

Free dinner and child care will be provided.

For more information and registration, call 860-354-0047 or email counseling@youthagency.org.