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Parenting and Paternity Awareness (P.A.P.A.) training

The p.a.p.a. program is a way school districts can comply with state law requiring high-school health to include a parenting and paternity awareness curriculum. The Office of the Attorney General provides this FREE curriculum and training to teachers, school counselors, school nurses, teen parent program staff, and parent educators in community-based programs. These professionals are then equipped to educate the young adults with whom they work Parenting and Paternity Awareness (p.a.p.a.) is an evidence-based, educational curriculum designed for grades 6-12, that focuses on the rights, responsibilities, and realities of parenting.


Important Session Information:

Key themes include:

  • Importance of father involvement;
  • The value of paternity establishment;
  • The legal realities of child support;
  • The financial and emotional challenges of single parenting;
  • The benefits of both parents being involved in a child's life;
  • Healthy relationship skills and relationship violence prevention.

    As a reminder the p.a.p.a. training provides health teachers, FCS teachers (CTE), health science teachers (CTE), school counselors, school nurses and teen parent program staff an overview of the p.a.p.a. curriculum, explains the critical legal issues addressed in the curriculum and prepares them to effectively use the curriculum.  Teachers who attend the training will receive the curriculum materials that include a teacher's guide and student workbook at no cost.
This session is Zoom only. The link will be emailed prior to the session.

Dimension 4.4: School Community Involvement, Dimension 4.3: Professional Development; Standard 4 - School Culture

Registration for this session has ended
Session ID:
Credits Available:
(3) CPE
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Michelle Butler
Attorney General of Texas-Child Support Division
Date Time Location
10/13/2021 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Online Location

ESC Region 12 | 2101 West Loop 340 | Waco TX 76712 | 254-297-1212