Adolescents, their families and their social support systems will be served by effective, comprehensive networks of local programs and agencies.
Adolescents will be supported through continuous case management in developing a sense of themselves as worthwhile, capable individuals and parents.
Relationships among adolescents, their families and their support networks will be healthy and mutually enhancing.
Adolescents served by YPP will use health care resources to achieve and maintain optimal physical and mental health. The pregnant and/or parenting adolescents will utilize available services for their children and partners.
Adolescents and their parents will make healthy lifestyle decisions for themselves and their children.
Adolescents will deliver healthy babies.
The adolescents served by YPP, their children and partners will live, work, and go to school in safe, healthy environments.
Adolescents and their partners will plan for the prevention of unintentional pregnancies.
The incidence of premature births and low birth weight babies is much greater for adolescents than for babies born to mothers age 20-35.
Teen mothers are less likely to complete high school and hence more likely to remain on welfare.
Children of teen parents are more likely to become teen parents themselves.
The children of these teens and their families are more likely to remain in poverty.
Provision of case management services including assessment of adolescents’ strengths and needs, and development of individualized service plans.
Monthly contacts that include home visitation support the teens’ educational and career goals and strengthen their self-sufficiency skills.
Promotion of health and safety practices.
Assisting teens and their children to access appropriate services including:
Medical Care (including prenatal and postpartum care)
School Support Services
Substance Abuse Intervention
Mental Health Services
Working collaboratively with state and local agencies to develop community awareness of the problem of adolescent pregnancy and improve services for teen parents.
Adolescent parents, their children and families, and society as a whole.
Who Provides Services
The Young Parents Program (YPP) is run through the Nevada Joint Union High School District (NJUHSD) and is a unique program model in that it provides services for young parents, not only to district students but for all young parents in the county.
Case management is an integral piece of the program focusing on relationships, trust, and individual needs. The Case Manager ensures that the program activities previously mentioned are implemented.