Role of the ALP parent
DC-CAP believes that the long term solution for the disengagement of young minority men must start at home. The ability of the parent(s) to raise a male who is prepared to handle the challenges of his life, withstand the negative peer pressure and influences, and remain engaged with the educational process is critical to the success of the male child. The ALP Parent Training component include workshops addressing topics such as Communicating With Your Son; Enhancing Positive Interactions; Promoting Self Discipline; Teaching Responsibility; Battling Negative Influences, Crisis Management; Promoting Educational Attainment, and Raising Your Son Into Responsible Manhood. ALP parents are able to network with other parents to support each other in their efforts to raise responsible young men.