Families Talking Together is a parent-based intervention to prevent and/or reduce sexual risk behavior among Latino and African American adolescents. The main components of the intervention are parent discussions with an interventionist and a family workbook designed to teach parents effective communication skills, build parent-adolescent relationships, help parents develop successful monitoring strategies, and teach adolescents assertiveness and refusal skills.
All programs can be delivered to parents either individually or in small group sessions, in a range of settings.
All teen parents should feel confident, supported and powerful as they ask questions, make decisions, and navigate their path through pregnancy, birth and parenthood through our Childbirth Education Program. With the appropriate education everyone can have a healthy pregnancy, birth and early parenting through evidenced-based education and advocacy.
The Parent Education Program provides parenting education through individual meetings, forums, groups, and special events. Participants learn about basic parenting issues, teen parenting issues, pre-natal and post-natal self-care, child development, child care issues, bonding and attachment, family relationships, and more!
Additionally, each year the Parent Education Program will host the “Teen Parent Seminar” which is an all-day field trip where teens attend workshops on parenting issues, independent living skills, college and career information, and community resources.
Our teen parents are encouraged to enroll in high school classes which will increase their parenting skills (i.e., Preparation for Parenting, Child Development, Personal Family Development, Food and Nutrition). The Teen Parent Program also maintains a lending library where teens can check out books and videos on pregnancy and parenting topics.
This program is designed to help all at-risk teens to re-establish their dreams and learn appropriate parenting skills enabling them to be successful as they set attainable career goals and make plans beyond the birth of their baby and high school.
Through the support of HBC, the school counselors, school programs, community resources and our partnership with the Baker Ripley and Texas Worksource Commission, the teen mothers and fathers are better able to become role models for their children and productive members of their respective communities.
The teen will learn their strengths and weaknesses and how to apply that information for developing career goals. The completion of a career inventory can assist the teens with the identification of realistic goals.
HBC supports teen parents in the prevention of a repeat pregnancy, completion of their high school education, acquiring job skills, and improving their parenting skills which is designed to help them become self-sufficient and better able to support themselves and their families. It also establishes a strong, stable foundation for raising the child.
Counseling for at-risk teens will cover depression, anxiety, behavior and mood disorders, drugs and alcohol use including sexual identity and promiscuity.
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