Pregnant/Parenting Teen Support
If you are a SPUSD student who is pregnant and/or a parenting teen and would like to speak to someone for information, resources and support, please contact one of the following SPUSD Mental Health Counselors:
Ms. Rachael Forbes, LMFT
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Ms. Deborah Ujfalusy, LCSW
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Ms. Lisa de la O, AMFT
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Pregnant/Parenting Teen Resources
Cal-Learn is a statewide program for pregnant and parenting teens in the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program. It is designed to encourage pregnant and parenting teens to graduate from high school or its equivalent, become independent, and form healthy families. Three coordinated services help teens become self-sufficient adults and responsible parents: Intensive case management assists teen parents to obtain education, health and social services. Supportive services such as child care, transportation, educational expenses, to enable pregnant/parenting to attend school. Bonuses and sanctions to encourage school attendance and good grades. Four $100 bonuses per year may be earned based on report card results, and a one-time $500 bonus for graduating or attaining an equivalent high school diploma. Sanctions are applied if satisfactory grades are not maintained, and/or timely report cards are not submitted. More information found at https://www.cdss.ca.gov/cal-learn
Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) is a strengths-based case management program designed to support and empower expectant and parenting youth. The program emphasizes building resilience to help youth thrive during and after they exit the program. Case managers meet one-on-one with youth to establish a caring relationship, identify the youth’s needs and interests, and offer support with accessing services, setting goals and planning for the future. The California Department of Public Health, Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Division developed a youth-centered, strength-based approach for the program called the AFLP Positive Youth Development (PYD) Model. This approach recognizes that all youth have strengths, benefit from high expectations and supportive relationships, and are able to make meaningful contributions to their lives, families and communities. The AFLP PYD Model turns these values into activities so youth develop and use their strengths and skills to help navigate life’s challenges, build healthy and supportive connections, and identify and work toward personal goals. All of this leads to healthier, happier lives for youth and their children.
More information found at https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/cfh/dmcah/aflp/Pages/Default.asp
Ventura County Public Health Nursing works to protect and improve the health of individuals, families and communities by empowering people to achieve optimal health and assuring access to health care. They do this by assessing the needs of individuals across their life span, addressing their concerns and identifying their needs and developing health plans and interventions, and achieving their health goals.
They accept referrals from many sources throughout the community, including physicians, social workers, the general public and you. If you need help with linking to health care services, have concerns about your child's development or your pregnancy or have other health-related questions, please submit a referral to Community Health Nursing.
Any questions regarding the referral can be sent to email@example.com.
More information found at https://www.vchca.org/public-health-nursing
Ventura County WIC Program: WIC Call Center: 805-981-5251 or 1-800-781-4449 x3
You can email or text them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Parent Kits work with First 5 Ventura County to provide every new and expectant parent or caregiver of children ages 0 through 5 years old a free Kit for New Parents. These kits are valued at $75 each. Each kit contains a celebrity-hosted DVD, an "Advice for New Parents Guide", "What to do when your child gets sick" book, "Baby's first book," a poison control guide, and many other educational materials.
The educational materials cover topics such as: Growth and development, healthy teeth, obesity prevention, discipline and safety for infants and children 0 through 5 years of age. The kits are available in English and Spanish.
In addition to the kits, the State of California has a Parenting Information web site with lots of useful information for parents and guardians.
Contact Children's Health Promotion Ventura County Public Health 2240 E. Gonzales Road, Suite 250 Oxnard, CA. 93036
Toll Free Number: 800.781-4449 MCAH (2) CHN (1)
More information found at https://www.vchca.org/maternal-child-and-adolescent-health-mcah
Text4baby supports moms by providing accurate, text-length health information and resources in a format that is personal and timely. The registration process only takes a few minutes.
ZERO TO THREE is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to "promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers." Zero to Three supports families through increasing awareness and collaboration throughout the community so that parents and professionals can more effectively care for very young children and their families.
Little Kids, Big Questions: A ZERO TO THREE Podcast Series on Early Childhood Development - addresses some of the most common (and challenging) issues facing parents of babies and toddlers, such as helping a baby learn to sleep through the night; dealing with a picky eater; and learning to set limits on children’s behavior.
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The Breastfeeding Network provides support and information for breastfeeding women and those involved in their care.
Keeping Babies Safe is a free information resource that offers the most reliable crib and sleep safety information, safety tips, and product recall information so parents, caregivers and hospital personnel can remain vigilant about keeping babies safe in their nursery.