When teenagers become parents, the Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) can help them and their babies get off to a good start and stay on the path to a bright future. We reach out to teens (girls up to age 18, boys up to age 20) who are pregnant or parenting.
Teens work with social service workers who provide guidance and resources. The AFLP serves to help young parents give birth to a healthy baby, complete their education, avoid future unplanned pregnancies, and develop good parenting skills.
Staff help teen parents find services and programs available in their communities, such as:
- Health care for themselves and their children
- School completion or vocational classes
- Child care
- Financial aid
- Legal services
- Childbirth and positive parenting classes
Teens can meet with their social workers at home, school, or wherever the teens feel most comfortable.