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The Developing Positive Parental Influences is a component of The Creating Lasting Family Connections ® (CLFC) Fatherhood Program: Family Reintegration. The "Developing Positive Parental Influences" training is a highly interactive training offered to parents and other caring adults interested in influencing youth in positive ways. Participants are expected to develop a greater awareness of facts and feelings about chemical use, abuse, and dependency; to review effective approaches to prevention; and to develop a practical understanding of intervention, referral procedures, and treatment options. A variety of topics are covered with the DPPI Training: the philosophy and history of substance abuse prevention programs, the examination of personal and group feelings and attitudes toward alcohol and drug issues, and an in-depth look at the dynamics of chemical dependency and its effect on families. When the NREPP-listed CLFC Fatherhood Program is implemented in its entirety, training is required for program fidelity. Training is not required, but is strongly recommended, for implementing individual CLFC program modules.

Curriculum Purpose

This alcohol and other drug issues training promotes the skills of self-awareness and examines personal history and genetic risk factors so that people not already harmfully involved with alcohol and other drugs can make responsible decisions about their alcohol and other drug use behavior. The training focuses on separating thoughts and feelings along the continuum of abstinence, use, abuse, and dependency, and how to apply these clarified thoughts and feelings in the area of behavioral standards of oneself and children based upon familial, genetic, environment, and lifestyle risk factors.

Curriculum Type Responsible Fatherhood / Parenting
Edition 2007
Other Versions Available Yes- Spanish
Total Hours 5.00 to 12.00 hours
Total Hours Flexible Yes
Frequency Between five and six 1-2 hour sessions; it is recommended that sessions are held once or twice per week
Frequency Flexible Yes
Delivery Format In-Person
Optional Topic Areas Available Yes
Supplemental Facilitator Aids Available Yes
Curriculum Has Been Evaluated Yes
Other Languages Available Yes

Target Learner Characteristics

Age Written for adult populations, 18 years and up
Income Level Not Specified
Race / Ethnicity Black, Latino
Education / Literacy Level Not Specified
Relationship Status Not Specified
Military Family Not Specified
Incarcerated Father Not Specified
Non-residental Father Yes
Multi-partner Family Not Specified
Step Family Not Specified
Expectant Family Not Specified
Parents Yes
Relationship In-Distress Not Specified


Basic Instructional Materials Developing Positive Parental Influences Trainer Manual; Developing Positive Parental Influences Notebooks (25); Poster Set
Basic Materials Cost $250.00
Additional Training Costs Yes
Copies Can Be Made No
Discounts Yes

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance is Available Yes

Evaluation Tools

Customer Satisfaction Survey Available Yes
Pre/Post Tests Available Yes
Additional Cost Yes
Test Grading Options Not Specified

Facilitator Requirements

Facilitator Qualifications Outgoing and caring personality; non-judgmental/tolerant of different opinions; able to handle/accept ambiguity; able to hold and model moderate beliefs and attitudes; natural helping attitude; has experienced successful group oriented personal growth opportunities; able to recognize, name, and express feelings as they occur; able to build meaningful relationships
Additional Teaching Requirements Trainer should demonstrate knowledge and skills of the curriculum, available support services and have access to assistance or supervision for referrals.
Technology Requirements Not Specified
Instructional Approach The "Developing Positive Parental Influences" training operates under the overarching premise that it is possible for parents to learn the skills of positive parental influence, if they are given the opportunity to practice and test out these skills in a closed group setting with other interested adults or parents. The structured program was designed using a wide variety of learner focused, experiential learning techniques and special hands-on participatory activities. The program is designed to be facilitated by two trained and certified CLFC/DPPI trainers who also provide opportunities for participants to receive additional practice in private case management sessions.
Who Attends Adults- adult caregivers; concerned persons; older siblings or parents; ages 18 and up
Group Size 12 to 18
Facilitator Training Required No

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