Bright Beginnings Young Parent Program offers pregnant and parenting youth and young adults the opportunity to increase parenting skills, social skills, independent living skills and pregnancy prevention as well as awareness of physical, chemical and mental health.
The group component of the program consists of weekly sessions with teaching methods that include lecture, group discussion, problem solving, videos, role-playing, art projects, and hands-on activities. Groups are held at FamilyWise, community organizations and schools, please call for a current schedule. Groups are open and tailored to the location they serve in terms of number of sessions and focus. Youth are also provided case management services and one to one or in home sessions as needed.
The program also includes a parent-child interaction coaching component to:
• Enhance parent-child relationships
• Improve parenting skills
• Decrease problematic behaviors observed in the child
• Reduce risk for child abuse
Participants must be expecting or parenting youth age 12-22 who have the desire to develop their parenting and independent living skills. Youth currently on probation, living in out-of-home placement, or are part of family systems involved with child protection or probation are also eligible.
This program is free to participants.
Email questions and referrals to our Youth Services Program Manager or call 612.877.7835. Please send faxes to 612.617.0193. To make a referral, please complete our Youth Services Referral Form.