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Based on the assessed needs of the family, parents and parent educators work together and select competency based lessons from the curriculum to form a parenting program that is customized to meet the specific needs of the families.

The curriculum consists of 80 lessons, each lasting between sixty to ninety minutes lessons from evidenced-based underpinnings. Families learn nurturing communication strategies, how to recognize each other’s needs, how to understand the period of adolescence, and ways to build their own personal power, self-esteem, and self-concept.

Families also discuss pregnancy delay, sex, sexuality, AIDS, suicide, and peer pressure. Other topics include cultural parenting traditions, making good choices, growth and development of children, developing empathy, managing and communicating feelings, managing stress and anger, understanding discipline, rewards and punishments and celebrating changes, etc.

Mother and daughter doing homework.



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