AltaMed’s youth programs provide teens with health information and education with the goal of decreasing the number of teenage pregnancies and improving health outcomes. Our programs are designed to help teen mothers and their partners understand the health, social and economic challenges of having a child at a young age. In addition to health education, we provide parenting education and support for continued educational advancement. Read more >
El Nido provides services at schools, community locations and the home, focusing its efforts in five core program areas: Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment, Parent Education & Family Development, Teen Parent Family Services, and Youth Development.
Provides one of the only infant care programs in the community, a community where over 48.1% of the families are female-headed, single parent families. GWCCC uses a sliding pay scale, based on a family's total income, to determine the amount each family pays for GWCCC's child care and development services. GWCCC's program consists of educational, recreational, and cultural enrichment activities, parenting classes, and family management workshops.
A bilingual Registered Nurse makes home visits to teen mothers who have complicated pregnancies or medically fragile infants. The nurse provides assessments, education and hands-on care to promote children’s optimal health and development. Prenatal care classes and mothers’ support group led by the nurse gives teens a forum in which they can share information with each other while learning about baby care, healthy behaviors and pregnancy prevention.
Discussion groups, theory, role-playing and specific problem solving and topics such as empathy and healing are part of the curriculum. The class gives adults a framework to think about their actions as parents and discover what children truly need to thrive as healthy human beings. Together they learn methods that teach them to create the best possible connection with children, emphasizing respect for the life force of the child. They learn to become emotional coaches to their children; building unconditional acceptance, affection, appreciation, autonomy and attention.