Adolescent Parenting Program
Helping Teens and Their Babies Towards a Better Future
Supporting adolescent parents to get an education, acquire job skills, improve parenting abilities and prevent future pregnancies helps them become self-sufficient and better able to support themselves and their families. It also establishes a strong, stable foundation upon which the baby will be raised. By investing in teen parents today, the Adolescent Parenting Program (APP) protects the future of two generations - the young parents themselves and their babies.
The goals of APP are as follows.
Increase the self-sufficiency outcomes for APP participants by:
Increasing the delay of a subsequent pregnancy;
Increasing graduation from high school with diploma or completion of GED;
Improve child welfare and school readiness outcomes for the children of APP participants by:
Increasing incidence of positive parenting among APP participants to support their child’s cognitive development and mental health;
Increasing incidence of child’s physical well-being by establishing the child’s medical home and creating a safe home environment.
Parents with questions may contact Mrs. Angie Ashley, Executive Director for Caldwell Council on Adolescent Health at 828-757-9020 at any time.