Temporary Assistance to Needy Families LA Case Study

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families LA Case Study

Organization: Los Angeles Mission College, Sylmar, CA

Contact: Angela B. Aghajanian, CalWORKs Director

URL: http://www.cdss.ca.gov/CalWORKS

Program Name: CalWORKs

Funding: CalWORKs program funds (CA Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office)

Curricula used: Love Notes

Curricula benefits: Student awareness about healthy relationships.

Target Audience: CalWORKs students

Audience Demographics: White, Hispanic, Males and Females, Ages 18-45

Class size: Varied 5-15

Location of Instruction: LAMC Campus

Length of Instruction: 5 sessions, 1.5 hours each session

Instructor Training: Has attended training provided by the Dibble Institute.

Utilization of teacher and student materials: Teacher has a copy of the Love Notes handbook.

Recruitment Process: Mass email

Incentives to teachers and students: Personal growth for teachers and students equally.Outcomes: Positive feedback from students.

Challenges: Low attendance (over 400 students were invited)

Tips: Offer refreshments and be flexible; take students schedules into consideration.

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