P.A.L.S.--Partners in Achieving Life Skills: A Cost Effective Model to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect by Teenage Parents.

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Curneen, B.
Kasten, I.
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Training Materials
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This manual provides guidance in planning and implementing a parenting skills program for adolescent parents, as a means of preventing child abuse and neglect among this population. The curriculum is entitled Partners in Achieving Life Skills, or P.A.L.S. The guide addresses such topics as conducting a needs assessment, which includes assessing the client population's needs, the available community resources, and the sponsoring agency's capabilities; writing a mission statement and creating goals and objectives; establishing a client base; recruiting, managing, and acknowledging volunteers; and conducting support groups and parenting classes. Appendices provide protocols for Tier One and support group program ideas. 2 figures.

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