The Adolescent Parenting Program is designed for adolescents who are pregnant or parenting. The goal of the program is to prevent a secondary teen pregnancy, promote high school graduation, and provide age appropriate child development information. The program serves up to 25 teens at any given time.
- Offer group sessions and encourage each participant to attend. Topics of group sessions include:
- Parenting concerns
- Healthy relationships/dating violence
- Maternal and child health
- Reproductive health and safety
- Goal setting
- Child development
- Continuing education
- Provide home visits (a minimum of once a month) and connect participants with maternal and child health information using the Partners for a Healthy Baby curriculum.
- Offer incentives to encourage healthy, responsible choices
- Help parents prepare their children for kindergarten
- Offer parent education meetings that focus on a variety of parenting topics
- Provide college tours to promote continued education
- Provide additional outreach events for participants (Ex. Santa Nights, movie nights, exercise classes, etc.)
- Participants must be between the ages of 12-19.
- In school or completing a GED
- Participate in an in-home visitation parenting program (Partners for a Healthy Baby)
- Attend group sessions (in school and outside of school)
For more information about The Adolescent Parenting Program contact Jessica Thompson, Program Coordinator at 774-8144 ext. 211