Model Program

Practical Parenting Partnerships

520 Dix Rd Suite C
Jefferson City, MO 65109
http://www.pppctr.org

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Contact Information:
Ms. Janet G. Shepard, CFLE
Director
573.761.7770
jshepard@pppctr.org

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention
Intervention

Both

Limited Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Preschool
Elementary
Middle School
High School
Adult

Rural
Urban
Suburban
Inner City

Clusters/Groups
Grade Level
School Wide

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

PPP offers Implementation Training to schools on creating and implementing a parent involvement plan; home visiting; Transition to Kindergarten; Parent Involvement in the School Care site. We also offer staff development workshops on parent involvement including reaching the hard to reach, recruiting and training volunteers, planning and implementing curricular family nights. Additionally PPP prepares publications for parents such as the Parents Guide to Grade Level Assessment, Parent's Guide to No Child Left Behind, Parent's Guide to Reading and Retention. We also work with partners to offer a state-wide conference on reaching and supporting all students and their families.

Program Descriptors Include:
Early Childhood Education, Family/Parental Involvement, Professional Development

Starting Date: 1992
Students Served Per Year: 500+
Last Verified: 2010

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Poor attendance
  • Low educational expectations
  • Misbehavior

Family factors

  • Low contact with school
  • Lack of conversations about school

Community factors

  • Family composition/socioeconomic status

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Good relationships with parents, peers, and teachers
  • Perception of support from adults and peers

Independence

  • Healthy/conventional beliefs and standards
  • Positive/resilient temperament

Competence

  • Social competencies
  • Self efficacy

Creativity

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility

Optimism

  • High expectations by community, family, school, and self

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is less than $25,000 or less than $500 per student.

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Federal Agencies

Teachers
Counselors
Volunteers
Social Workers
Parents
School Administrators

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Media/CD/DVD
Instructional Texts/Manuals

Prevent Child Abuse MO, Show Me Bright Futures, Mo-DESE, M0-PIRC, Early childhood subcommittee for Governor's Committee to End Homelessness, MO Coordinated School Health, Mo Prevention Partners, Mandated Reporter Training Task Force, Missouri KidsFirst

Evaluation Information:

A study of school applying learning from our home visit training shows a change in teacher attitude about students and their families thus strengthening home - school communications. Additional older studies are available.

How evaluation data was collected:
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level

Additional Evaluation Information:
http://www.springerlink.com/content/t18465267q360650/