Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $424,815)
Pomona Parents in Action will prevent child abuse and neglect and delinquency by reducing risk and increasing protective factors in ethnically diverse families in Pomona, California, through evidence-based Parents Anonymous® Programs. Parents Anonymous® Programs will be provided to 150 families that live in Pomona City Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4. The design and implementation of this Project will ensure and track quality Parents Anonymous® Programs in the creation and delivery of family strengthening, mutual support groups for adults, complementary programs for children and youth, trainings, ongoing technical assistance, extensive coaching, peer-to-peer networking, creative program materials, state-of-the-art website, and culturally relevant outreach and development strategies involving parents/caretakers, local staff, volunteers, and partnering organizations in Pomona. The Project will track changes in risk and protective factors for Project participants.