Bureau of Child and Adolescent Health
Division of Community Health and 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
- Budgeting and
- Referrals to community resources
Services are delivered via weekly parenting groups and special events.
Responsible Parenting Program Data
|Grant Amount (Number in 000's)
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- 82% of participants are using contraception effectively and consistently
- 79% of participants have completed high school or GED
- 100% of children report up to date immunizations