A PROGRAM FOR TEEN PARENTS
The Teen Parenting Program of District 214 provides the student with facts, information, and resources concerning: pregnancy, labor and delivery, and parenting. A teenage pregnancy can be difficult and District 214 understands the seriousness and sensitivity of the situation. The teen parenting coordinator, a certified professional nurse/teacher, will be conducting an assessment as soon as the school nurse receives confirmation and documentation of the pregnancy in writing by the doctor. There is a team in place, including the school nurse, counselor, social worker, psychologist and the Teen Parenting Coordinator, to support pregnant teens.
The Teen Parenting Program consists of classes that offer high school credit during the school year and a supportive informational class during the summer.
CREDIT BEARING CLASSES
The prenatal class is designed to provide the pregnant teen with facts and information regarding a healthy pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum experience. One of the goals is to encourage the completion of high school and provide resources toward a post high school career. The teen father is welcome to attend this session.
Mondays 6:OOPM-7:1 5PM
Teens who are pregnant, or have delivered and are parenting their baby, are invited to attend this class. Goals and topics for this class include goal setting, consumer education, relationship building, communication, and decision making, continued education, and parenting awareness. Additional items addressed will include raising healthy children, childhood education, and discipline. This is an open, problemsolving opportunity for the teen mother.
This class addresses the needs and concerns specific to the teen father. Issues such as finances, relationships with the teen mother, extended families, fathering, nurturing and caring for the child will be discussed. This is an open, problem-solving support for the teen father.
One class each semester is offered for grandparents to give an overview of the Teen Parenting Program and the classes that are offered.
Both prenatal and teen mothers meet together to discuss parenting and women's issues. The focus of the summer program is solely on the teen mother; therefore, we ask that only the teen mother attend.
|Due to the sensitive nature of these classes, confidentiality is stressed and expected. Guests are welcome ONLY with the pre-approval of the instructor.
The Teen Parenting Coordinator welcomes the student’s p aren ta Uguardian in volvem en t. Please call the coordinator at 847-718-5954 to set up an appointment to discuss any concerns.
Wendy Allen, APN, Certified Nurse Midwife, and Chris Butler, APN, Certified Nurse Midwife, are available to provide prenatal services at Rolling Meadows High School in the Nurse’s Office on Mondays from 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Students must bring their medical card or a copy of their insurance card to receive services. Wendy and Chris are associated with Northwest Professional Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ltd. at 121 S. Wilke Road, Suite 515, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Phone: (847) 577-BABY (2229), or wwwfor-women-only.org. They are also available on Thursdays after school and on Saturdays in the Arlington Heights office by appointment.