Educational or Curriculum – Community Partnership

Initiative Description: Parent support program and school‐based child care. The dual generational program includes daily parenting classes, outreach, transportation, legal services, family counseling and mental health services, liaison with health care providers, housing assistance, and parental modeling for young parents, along with safe, consistent, and developmentally appropriate child care for their infants and young children

Study Results: Maternal educational outcomes were positive, and only 6% of mothers had subsequent childbirths within 2 years.

Reference: Sadler, L. S., Swartz, M. K., Ryan-Krause, P., Seitz, V., Meadows-Oliver, M., Grey, M., & Clemmens, D. A. (2007). Promising outcomes in teen mothers enrolled in a school-based parent support program and child care center. Journal Of School Health, 77(3), 121-130. doi:10.1111/j.1746-1561.2007.00181.x

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good