1ST Year Funding

Agency Background: The mission is to prevent child abuse and strengthen families. The proposed initiative is an expansion of Parent Aid’s flagship Parent Partners Program which currently conducts the Parent Aid model for up to age five. Schools refer families to Parent Aid when they suspect abuse or poor parenting skills leading to behavioral and performance problems in school. There is a measurement tool used for all families covering 17 criteria assessed for improvement. It is called Target Family Outcomes.

Focus of the 2011 SCCF Grant: Parenting Up Program (New Program) This program targets at-risk families with an emphasis on teen mothers, single parents and families living in high stress areas in the greater Tucson community. It is an expansion of the current program that will address the 6-13 age groups. The funding will result in approximately 10 families (15 parents and 25 children) gaining the skills and tools to strengthen their family. Parents will learn and utilize positive discipline techniques, healthy family communication skills and education targeting child development issues associated with children ages 6-13 through intensive, family-centered services delivery lasting up to one full year.

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