Teen Parenting Programs
MOAPPP offers information on
effective program models and strategies, program profiles, and assistance with program
planning. Contact MOAPPP to learn more about the following types of efforts that support
teen parenting or to obtain program contacts in Minnesota:
|Adolescent Parenting Grant
Program (MN Family and Early
Childhood Omnibus Act of 1997 and the K-12 Education Omnibus Act of 1997) |
Programs coordinated by
school districts, alternative learning programs, and family service collaboratives assist
pregnant and parenting adolescents to make significant academic gains; prevent child abuse
and neglect; reduce long-term dependence on public assistance; and improve the outcomes
for adolescent parents and their children. (9 grantees in 1998-1999)
|Alternative housing - |
Housing options for young
parents who are unable to live with their biological parents or guardians and need
alternative living arrangements.
|Academic programs -|
Special programs for pregnant
and parenting adolescents that include modified programs in regular schools and separate
schools reserved for pregnant teens.
|School-based services - |
on-site child care and day care options available to young parents who are still in
|Home visiting programs -|
A public health nurse, social
worker, educator or trained volunteer assists young parents and their families, working
closely with schools and health care providers to ensure good health and academic success.
|Parent education -|
Classes and groups that
provide emotional support to teen parents and teach them principles of child development
and practical skills for successful child rearing.
|Early Childhood and Family
Education (ECFE) -|
ECFE is a voluntary parenting
education program offered through the Minnesota Public Schools for all Minnesota parents
with young children from birth to kindergarten entrance.
Groups that provide emotional
and social support, and address issues facing the parents of teen parents.
|Mentoring programs -|
Programs that link teen
parents with trained adult mentors who can provide support, encouragement, and role
|Young dads programs -|
Includes counseling services,
support and information groups, job training and placement services, and legal advice.
|Social services / social
Programs that provide social
and emotional support (i.e., case management) to teen parents on an individual basis.