Title

Life Skills Literacy: An Intervention Model to Alleviate Family Poverty

Keywords

family poverty, intervention model, life skills

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2005-11

Publisher

Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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