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Community Parenting Education program

Program Type: Local Effort - Programs and/or activities that have not been evaluated but are identified by local programs as producing positive results.

Description:
Monthly community parenting class is based on the requests of the parents. Parents requested to have the classes on a weekend because of their jobs, babysitting needs, and cost of gas. The 8-lessons focuses on parents leadership/role-modeling, children’s roles in the family, adult relationships, impact of changes, problem-solving, family values regarding drugs, alcohol, sex, violence, home safety, nutrition, physical activity and prevention of child abuse/neglect. The curriculum is based on the Family Wellness with Navajo traditional teachings included. Attendees are referred from family courts and foster parenting agencies. Some participants are volunteers. The average attendance is 22. Pre/post tests were administered. Parents’ comments on "How will you improve your parenting skills?" are collected.

Age Group(s):
Adults

Site Type(s):
Hospital

Health Indicator(s):
Health Education , Injury Prevention , Nutrition , Violence

Service Area:
Navajo

Keyword(s):
Parenting skills training

Name: Margaret Lee
Site or Location Name: Northern Navajo Medical Center
Address:
Box 160
Shiprock , NM 87420
United States
Email: margaret.lee@ihs.gov
Phone: 505-368-6307