Information on children and families, including alcohol and drug prevention and access to the PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) program. Tips for parent-teacher conferences.
By Robin Kuleck, RN, MSEd
Just as dialing 911 connects you with local emergency services, the Pennsylvania 211 system will connect you with trained specialists to connect you with local human services.
Parent-teacher conferences are important for building relationships to support children’s development and increase home-school communication and family involvement in schools.
Video highlights of PROSPER, a scientifically proven model built on partnerships between Penn State Extension and public schools.
A video interview of youth perspectives on PROSPER programs.
There are many challenges facing youth and their families today, and although efforts are made to help them, most have limited success.
PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) teams are successfully implementing prevention programs to reduce youth risky behaviors.
The PROSPER model uses community teams led by Extension educators and public school personnel to facilitate the sustained delivery of evidence-based programs.
The use of social media is common among youth. Parents can provide guidance for their children so their online activities are done safely and respectfully to protect themselves and others.
Parents who are aware of their children's activities and whereabouts have kids who are less likely to get involved with problem behaviors.
PROSPER in Pennsylvania has been funded by a variety of federal, state, and local public and private agencies, with most funding support coming from the NIH.
PROSPER (PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience) provides high-quality prevention programs for youth and their families.