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Child Support and MRE: A Case Study of the p.a.p.a. Curriculum.

Publication Year: 
2011
Personal Author: 
Webb, Joyce.
Murrell, Sarah.
Corporate Author: 
National Healthy Marriage Resource Center.
Technical Report
Page Count: 
8

This Case Study examines a successful and replicable approach to integrating marriage and relationship education (MRE) services with Child Support Enforcement (CSE) services. The "Parenting and Paternity Awareness Curriculum" (p.a.p.a.) represents a unique partnership between the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the State Board of Education (SBOE) in Texas. It offers a promising practice for engaging high school youth in conversations about successful and responsible parenthood and healthy relationship skills, as well as the legal responsibilities and realities involved in supporting a child. Nationally, the p.a.p.a. curriculum represents the first state-wide effort to educate students about paternity and child support responsibilities as the basis for a program. (Author abstract)

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