Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc.
Settings: High Schools and Community Service Centers
Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc. (RSBCIHI) Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program (PPTP) is a combination of in-school prevention education and out-of-school Home Visiting Case Management. The program will be implemented in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The PPTP aims to reduce repeat teen pregnancies and provide a support system to pregnant and parenting teens, and their families. In addition, PPTP will provide support to families through parenting workshops and equip pregnant and parenting teens, women, fathers and their families with skills to develop healthy relationships and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Prevention education will be conducted in high schools using an evidence-based curriculum -- Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective -- that will be culturally adapted to suit the needs of the target population. The project targets the provision of services to expectant and parenting teenagers of any race/ethnicity, but with a particular emphasis on Native American expectant and parenting teen families from the ten local tribes. A home visiting/case management component will target expectant and parenting teens, fathers and their families in tribal reservations and in urban areas. The curriculum -- Strengthening Families Program (SFP) -- will be used for the out of school component of the program. The program will provide a high dosage of wrap-around services to support the target population, including increased community awareness and referrals to resources. In addition, a robust fatherhood or male involvement program will be implemented. The male involvement program will aim to provide marriage enhancement skills to fathers, create positive attitudes about 'two parent' parenting, increase economic self-sufficiency, and increase contraception knowledge and use among males.