Bureau of Child and Adolescent Health
Division of Community Health & Prevention
Illinois Department of Human Services

Program Description

Target

First-time mothers between the ages of 13 and 18 years

Purpose

To help teen mothers delay a subsequent pregnancy by practicing contraception effectively and consistently. It is also designed to help them:

  • graduate from high school
  • improve their parenting abilities, through curriculum-driven parenting instruction
  • ensure that their children are properly immunized, have access to timely well-child check-ups and regular screening for developmental delays

Services

Intensive home visiting, bi-monthly group meetings, case management, parenting instructions and more.

Delivery Method

Services are provided by a home visitor and within group activities.

Program Data

Illinois Subsequent Pregnancy Program Data
SFY03 SFY04 SFY05 SFY06
Grant Amount (Numbers in 000's) $848.9 $848.4 $848.4 $848.4
Number of Grantees 7 7 7 7
Number Served 330 405 340 377

Program Effectiveness

SFY06

  • 91% in school or GED program
  • 97.8% of participants using contraception effectively and consistently
  • 3% subsequent pregnancy rate