J14 Family Rejuvenation Programming

The J14 Family Rejuvenation Programming is available as a supplement program for preschool-grade 5 and up. The multi-session, facilitator-led program helps parents learn about the curriculum and assists them in reinforcing children’s skills in communicating feelings, solving problems, controlling anger, and dealing with conflict.

Most parents are court ordered to participate in parenting classes and others will be advise that parenting program participation is a qualifying factor for free services but J14 YCSC INC will provide a monetary sliding scale for services for those that choose not to attend parenting sessions.

J14 YCSC INC will implement the following parenting programs to meet the different needs of the community:

Triple P-Positive Parenting Program

The Triple P-Positive Parenting Program aims to assist parents in promoting their children’s social and emotional development and reducing behavioral problems (Sanders, Turner, & Markie-Dadds, 2002).

The three goals of Triple P are:

1) To improve parents’ knowledge, skills, confidence, resourcefulness, and coping skills
2) 2. To encourage a nurturing, safe, non-violent, and low conflict environment for children; and
3) 3. To promote children’s development in social, emotional, language, intellectual and behavioral areas through positive parenting (Sanders, Cann, & Markie-Dadds, 2003).

  • Triple P represents one of the few strongly evidence-based parent education programs. Triple P has a theoretical basis in Behavioral Family Intervention, which has strong empirical support as a parenting and family support strategy (Turner & Sanders, 2006). Triple P also draws on theoretical perspectives such as social learning models, social information processing models, the ecological context of human development, and population health perspectives (Sanders et al., 2003).
  • The creators of Triple P utilized research in family behavior therapy, applied behavior analysis, developmental research on parenting, and developmental psychopathology when designing the program (Sanders et al., 2003).
  • Triple P includes a strong evaluation component. A series of studies over a number of years have shown a consistent impact on parenting, anger management, and child development.

The Triple P Selected Seminar Series consists of three 2-hour seminars covering the following topics:
1) Positive Parenting,
2) Raising confident and competent children, and
3) Raising resilient children.

The seminar series may also assist parents with specific concerns about their child’s behavior by building awareness of other Triple P services. This level of intervention is designed for the management of discrete child problem behaviors that are not complicated by other major behavior management difficulties or family dysfunction.

The Selected (Seminars) Triple P Provider Training Course comprises of attendance at a 1-day training program, followed some weeks later by demonstration of knowledge and competence in program delivery through a skill based accreditation process. Learning Outcomes On completion of this program, practitioners will have knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Organizing a successful seminar series.
  • Presentation of the seminar series.
  • Core principles of positive parenting and behavior change.
  • Specific positive parenting strategies for promoting children’s development.
  • Responding to parent’s questions. Estimating the number of parent resources required?
  • Where Selected Seminars are considered part of core business for organizations it can be expected that each trained practitioner will run 2 rounds of the 3 seminars every year (6 seminars) with an average of 50 parents or careers attending each seminar.

This equates to 300 seminar places.

Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14)

SFP 10-14 combines parents and their children in a family skills-building curriculum that aims to prevent adolescent substance abuse, strengthen parenting skills, and build family strengths. The program was designed to foster: a healthy future orientation within youth; an increased appreciation of youth for their parents/caregivers; and gains in valuable skills for coping with stress and peer pressure (Bode, Webb, & Molgaard, 2006). SFP 10-14 is based on the biopsychosocial model (DeMarsh & Kumpfer, 1986) and empirical research on risk and protective factors within families (Spoth, Redmond, & Shin, 2001). The resiliency model (Richardson, Neiger, Jensen, & Kumpfer, 1990) and the social ecology model of adolescent substance use (Kumpfer & Turner, 1990) heavily influenced the development of SFP 10-14.

Evaluation research on SFP 10-14 has been published over a number of years, finding significant positive programmatic effects while utilizing randomized controls, longitudinal assessment, and large sample sizes (see Foxcroft, 2003; Spoth et al., 2001). The quality of empirical evidence backing SFP 10-14 represents one of the most noteworthy aspects of the program. In a randomized control study, Spoth et al. (2001) studied the effects of SFP 10-14 and another family drug prevention program, Preparing for the Drug Free Years Program (PDFY), on adolescent substance use.

Those in the intervention groups reported less current substance use and a delay in substance use initiation and were maintained in the four-year follow-up. No significant differences were shown between PDFY and SFP 10-14 groups, but there were more significant differences between the SFP 10-14 and control groups than between the PDFY and control groups (Spoth et al., 2001).

Results of a large meta-analysis (Foxcroft, 2003) sponsored by the World Health Organization reported, “Over the longer term, the results of this systematic review point to the potential value of the Strengthening Families Program as an effective intervention for the primary prevention of alcohol misuse” (p. 407). Out of 56 studies included in the analysis, SFP 10-14 was the only program that showed a possibility of long-term effectiveness, but more evaluation in different settings is needed (Foxcroft, 2003). Publications on SFP 10-14 have been numerous since 1998 and research is continuing. (See http://www.extension.iastate.edu/sfp/inside/articles.html for a bibliography.) http://www.extension.iastate.edu/sfp/inside/order.php.

Family Works Inc’s Parenting Wisely Parents and Youth 6-14

As an introduction, Family Works, Inc’s Parenting Wisely is evidence, research, and skills-based. It holds the distinction of being the only online parent education course for families that is currently listed on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Registry for Evidence-based Programs and Practices. Our work with family service agencies, probation officers, court appointed special advocates, counselors, therapists among others has shown that PW improves parental communications.
This allows parents to utilize the communication skills learned in the program to remain focused on creating successful outcomes which are in the best interest of their child(ren). We will offer the curriculum in a variety of formats, as well as different versions for your target population.

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