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How an organization is getting parenting skills into school curriculums

Martin Kilcoyne
Fox2 News

ST. LOUIS – Getting parenting into the classroom is the goal for COPE24.

Rene Howitt’s organization has produced four different parenting videos that are being used around the country. They are in more than 600 school districts and their products are also used in prisons and military settings.

FOX 2’s Martin Kilcoyne recently served as the emcee for COPE24’s virtual gala, he has more on their mission and how it’s expanding beyond the classroom.

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COPE24 Parenting Skills Program for Child Welfare Workers, Foster Care Agencies, Hospitals and Community Groups

Call 314-488-3766 or email Rene Howitt for set-up, purchase and pricing.

What does the program include?

We’ve taken 10 very common frustrating parenting situations and put them into a program, so that we can begin discussing with our youth the realities of parenting. This program includes:

  1. Teacher/Instructors manual meeting all national curriculum standards
  2. Manual also includes student worksheets and pre/post student surveys
  3. 10 parenting scenario videos. Each parenting video situation is approx. five-minutes in length. There is one video situation for each of the 10 chapters of this program

The teacher/instructor would begin the class by showing one video. Each scenario will escalate to the point of abuse, neglect, or dysfunction. The video is then stopped and the teacher/instructor can turn to class asking….what went wrong? What other choices did the parents have? What will you do?