Mission: To significantly reduce incidences of child abuse and neglect
Methodology: Educating all youth on the stresses and responsibility of parenting.
Let’s Stop the Cycle of Child Abuse With Education That Makes an Impact
COPE24 has put together, with input from the Missouri Department of Education, a 2-week Parenting Skills Program to be presented in classrooms around the nation. Click Here to see clips of each video.
LIFE-LINE DVD Winner of a 2016 Communicators Award!
“Life-Line” introduces us to six individuals who have encountered unplanned conception in their lives. All of the participants love their children but would avoid teen pregnancy if given another chance. We are hopeful these stories will encourage students to think about both short and long term consequences of unplanned conception. If there is no sustainable support system in their world, they must consider this with every choice they make.
Professional commentary is provided throughout this documentary from Family Consumer Science teachers (FACS), the front line workers in parenting education. These teachers engage with students on a daily basis which gives them insight into the minds of today’s youth that should not be ignored. The world of child advocacy would be better served through a partnership with FACS teachers.
have thoroughly enjoyed teaching the COPE 24 curriculum to my high school students. It is the most thorough and realistic approach to parenting skills that I have seen. I fully support your movement, and know that higher enrollment in parenting, child development, and/or family relations classes will not only change but save lives as well
— Julie Monroe