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The Auburn Family University Parenting Program was implemented as a part of the College Prep Initiative developed by the Office of University Outreach at Auburn University. Overall, the goal of the College Prep Initiative is to engage and enhance Loachapoka High School students to attain post-secondary education by providing variety of educational services that will enrich the students’ academic experience and also promote civic engagement.
The Initiative includes three features: University Preparatory Enrichment, Advanced University Experience, and Family University. The Preparatory Enrichment and the Advanced University Experience are designed to build student’s capacity for success in post secondary education preparation as well as success in post-secondary education. The Auburn Family University Parenting Program is designed to address multiple needs and seek to develop interventions that educate parents to increase parental understanding of youth development, and engage parents in guiding and supporting youth to strive for post-secondary education.
The Family University Parenting Program serves for selected twenty 7th and 8th grade students’ parents. One doctoral student in Counselor Education program and 6 master’s students in the School Counseling Program are working as a team conducting research studies, developing a needs based parenting program, providing monthly parenting classes, and evaluating the effective of the program. The program is a two year project starting May, 2010 and ending May 2012. ($ 10,000 funded by the Office of University Outreach at Auburn University).
For more information, contact Dr. Suhyun Suh.
Last Updated: Apr 09, 2012