Parenting and Paternity Awareness

TEC 28.002(p) requires the Parenting and Paternity Awareness program to be part of the health class curriculum. The Health teacher must receive P.A.P.A. training. The P.A.P.A. curriculum is designed for secondary school students and young adults and deals with rights, responsibilities, and realities of parenting. Key themes in the curriculum focus on the 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.