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

Year Published
Author (Individual)
Curneen, B.
Kasten, I.
Resource Type
Training Materials
Resource Format
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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