State of California Department of Public Health Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Program
Settings: High Schools and Community Service Centers
The California Department of Public Health's Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Division (MCAH) will implement an evidence-informed, standardized case management program that utilizes a positive youth development resiliency framework and integrates life planning support for expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers and their families in high schools and community service centers. The proposed intervention, Adolescent Family Life Program - Positive Youth Development (AFLP PYD), provides a comprehensive, strengths-based approach to support expectant and parenting teens and their families and works to establish a seamless network of accessible services, resources, and supports. The intervention aims to reduce repeat teen pregnancies, increase educational and vocational advancement, increase maternal/paternal and child health, and increase positive parenting with specific emphasis on building residency, parenting skills, and foster healthy relationships and support networks.