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The curriculum is comprised of 14 different, but related Training Units. Many of the activities in the units will be hands-on allowing for the practice of skills. Three hours are required for the weekly training of each unit. However, if a parent/parents/caregiver require more time for an activity it can be accomplished during the next session.. Events will be recorded and a questionnaire for comments of knowledge learned and the ability to apply what is learned will be provided for each unit during each training session.

Week 1: Baseline creation
  • Consultation with the caseworker to learn the history of the family.
  • Evaluation of the pre-program data from the caseworker
  • Need analysis survey or interview to establish the specific needs of the family
  • Determination of the ability and learning modality of the parents
  • Tailoring the curriculum accordingly

Week 2: Orientation/Introduction
  • Parents Handout and Agenda for 14 weeks
  • Taking responsibility
  • Setting goals
  • Planning
  • Organizing and scheduling
  • Parenting Do's and don'ts

Week 3: Promoting Success
  • Parenting styles
  • Avoiding parenting mistakes
  • Parenting disciplines

Week 4: Positive Behavior
  • Making good choices
  • Written rules
  • Unwritten rules
  • Random act of kindness
  • Resolving conflict and anger

Week 5: Communication
  • Building a partnership between parent and child
  • Getting along with family members
  • Working together
  • Respect
  • Showing appreciation

Week 6: Caring for a child with a disability
  • Providing needed information
  • Seizures
  • Emergency Plan
  • Feeding
  • Exercising the child
  • Fitting the child’s special wear (DAFOS)
  • Situating the child on special equipment

Week 7: Positive Behavior
  • Increasing and improving reading comprehension
  • Increasing math knowledge

Week 8: Life Skills
  • Applying for work
  • Mock interview
  • Using public transportation
  • Dressing for success

Week 9: Money Power
  • Budgeting
  • Applying for services
  • Banking
  • Food shopping and shopping in general

Week 10: Interaction Skills
  • Physical fitness
  • Recreation
  • Socialization
  • Stress management

Week 11: Nutrition
  • Food preparation
  • Handling food safely
  • Eating healthy meals

Week 12: Family Health
  • Caring for one's body
  • Hair, eyes nails and teeth
  • Preventing illness

Week 13: House Keeping
  • Cleaning
  • Getting rid of trash
  • Keeping the house bug and mole free
  • Washing and ironing

Week 14: Avoiding Danger
  • Staying safe from
    (fires, poison, around strangers, deep waters, animals, at schools, in car, on wheels)
  • Using medicine safely
  • Refusing (drugs, alcohol and tobacco)

Week 15: Closing
  • Evaluation of a scenario
  • Feedback


Created on 04/22/2007 12:00 AM by noah
Updated on 09/25/2011 05:17 PM by gerry
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