The Teen Parent Program: At A GlanceSince
1994, The Teen Parent Program has provided advocacy, support services, and resource and referral information to assist pregnant and parenting students within the Los Angeles Unified School District. The program is a partnership between Student Health and Human Services (SHHS) and the Educational Equity Compliance Office (EECO) providing technical assistance to school and community agencies that work with teen parents. The partnership serves to assist the District in protecting the educational and civil rights of pregnant students and teen parents under federal Title IX and California law. It is our goal to ensure equal access to the quality educational programs and support services that are critical to removing barriers to school success for young parents and their children.
In addition to the Districtwide services mentioned above, the Teen Parent Program works in collaboration with McAlister, Riley and YOU High Schools to implement the SHHS California School Age Family Education Program (Cal-SAFE). Through the SHHS Cal-SAFE program, support services are provided to pregnant and parenting students and a Pupil Services and Attendance Counselor works with each of the school sites. These counselors work closely with school staff to assist students with a wide range of issues including attendance, referral to childcare and social services, and managing successful school transitions.
The Teen Parent Program has a multidisciplinary staff that includes Pupil Services and Attendance Counselors and a School Nurse, all with special expertise in District policy and resources and in the many psychosocial, health, family and other life challenges that impact educational success for teen parents and their children.
Program advocacy, support, referral and technical assistance services include:
further information contact:
& Teen Parent Programs:
Pregnant and Parenting Teen Info (Power Point Presentation)
Pregnant and Parenting Students Educational Rights - Bulletin No. BUL-2060