Responsible Parenting (RP)
Bureau of Child and Adolecent Health
Division of Community Health & Prevention
Illinois Department of Human Services
Adolescent mothers age 13 to 22 living in Rockford and DuPage Counties.
To delay subsequent pregnancy, monitor consistent and effective use of birth control, enable below post secondary school completion, provide information to help young parents improve parenting skills and cope with social and emotional problems related to pregnancy and parenting and to ensure the teen and her child are healthy and prepared for school, GED, tutoring services.
Participants receive research-based parenting curricula on:
- Parenting skills
- Child health and safety
- Career education
- Homelessness prevention
- Referrals to community resources
Services are delivered via weekly parenting groups and special events.
|Program Expenditure (Numbers in 000's)
|Number of Grantees
100% of young parents received Parenting Skills Instructions
100% of children were fully immunized
97% of children received well baby visits