Life Skills Literacy: An Intervention Model to Alleviate Family Poverty
family poverty, intervention model, life skills
Life Skills Literacy (LSL) is a multidisciplinary intervention model that helps families living with limited resources (including poverty) achieve sustainable wellbeing. This model, based on ecological theory and a readiness for change framework, prepares people to learn from the program and teaches necessary life skills. The LSL project integrates services from counseling, nutrition and health, housing family finances, and child and family development while addressing environmental health issues. To remedy problems with accessibility of services, services are provided in families' homes. Service providers create development plans based on families' needs and areas in which change is likely to occur.
Original Publication Citation
Johnson, L. N., Carswell, A. T., Palmer, L., Sweaney, A. L., Mullis, R. M., Leonas, K. K., Moss, J. K., & Mauldin, T. (2005). Life skills literacy: An intervention model to alleviate family poverty. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 97, 73-76.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Johnson, Lee N.; Carswell, Andrew T.; Palmer, Lance; and Sweaney, Anne L., "Life Skills Literacy: An Intervention Model to Alleviate Family Poverty" (2005). All Faculty Publications. 2501.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Copyright American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Nov 2005