Cal-Learn
Pregnant and Parenting Teens
By
Dorothy Cabrera
Organizational Structure
County Board of Supervisors
Deputy Director of Social Services
Child Welfare
Department of Employ...
Community Context of Agency
• Pregnant and parenting teens of all cultures served (as of
July 2010, 11,360 teens in progra...
Population At-Risk Whose
Needs the Agency Addresses
 Pregnant and parenting teens who drop out of school
 On public assi...
Agency Mission and Aim
Vision: To lead an integrated network of
community partners that support, protects, and
strengthen ...
Agency Practice
 Training - Parenting classes and
employment skills
 Case Management - Working one on
one with teens
 H...
Eligibility for Cal-Learn
 Mandatory for teen receiving cash aid
 Under age 19
 Without high school diploma or its equi...
Voluntary Status in Cal-Learn
 Satisfactory progress in school
 Graduate before twenty
 Face-to-Face contact
 Verifica...
Initial Assessment Includes
 Program overview
 Intake
 Documentation
 Information Gathering
 Referrals
 Develop scho...
Financial Incentives and Penalties
 Bonuses
 Satisfactory progress
 Adequate progress with good cause
 Unsatisfactory ...
Nonparticipants in Cal-Learn Have
a Right to be Deferred or Exempt
 Deferred- Participant has a documented “special
need”...
Significance of the agency in term of social
justice, social work, and human rights
 Social Justice: Social workers chall...
Summary
 Goals-
 Graduate
 To improve the outcome of teens and reduce
the incidence of teen pregnancy.
 Close with a s...
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    1. 1. Cal-Learn Pregnant and Parenting Teens By Dorothy Cabrera
    2. 2. Organizational Structure County Board of Supervisors Deputy Director of Social Services Child Welfare Department of Employment and Temporary Assistance Program Manager Other programOther program Cal-Learn Social work Supervisor Social work SupervisorSocial work supervisor Department of Social Services Director of Social Services
    3. 3. Community Context of Agency • Pregnant and parenting teens of all cultures served (as of July 2010, 11,360 teens in program) • Mostly Hispanic females pregnant or parenting teens • Some males • Live in urban and rural areas • Live with guardian/or alone • If over 18 years old some live w/boyfriends
    4. 4. Population At-Risk Whose Needs the Agency Addresses  Pregnant and parenting teens who drop out of school  On public assistance  Low-economic status  Come from dysfunctional families  Use drugs or alcohol  Have mental issues
    5. 5. Agency Mission and Aim Vision: To lead an integrated network of community partners that support, protects, and strengthen children and families. Mission: To promote a system of best practice in partnership with the community, committed to prevention and early intervention, that ensures child safety, permanence and stability, family well-being that is proactive, strategic, outcomes based and fiscally responsible to the children and families served.
    6. 6. Agency Practice  Training - Parenting classes and employment skills  Case Management - Working one on one with teens  Healthcare Education - Nutrition workshops and baby well care  Supportive Services, Transportation, and Childcare
    7. 7. Eligibility for Cal-Learn  Mandatory for teen receiving cash aid  Under age 19  Without high school diploma or its equivalent  Living with child or pregnant  Attend school full-time  Must submit quarterly report cards  Verification/school attendance
    8. 8. Voluntary Status in Cal-Learn  Satisfactory progress in school  Graduate before twenty  Face-to-Face contact  Verification  Voluntary/Welfare to Work (WTW) program
    9. 9. Initial Assessment Includes  Program overview  Intake  Documentation  Information Gathering  Referrals  Develop school plan  Review service plan
    10. 10. Financial Incentives and Penalties  Bonuses  Satisfactory progress  Adequate progress with good cause  Unsatisfactory progress/sanction
    11. 11. Nonparticipants in Cal-Learn Have a Right to be Deferred or Exempt  Deferred- Participant has a documented “special need” which affects her ability to meet program requirements for no more than ninety days.  Exempt- Participant has a documented “special need” which affects her ability to meet program requirements for more than ninety days.
    12. 12. Significance of the agency in term of social justice, social work, and human rights  Social Justice: Social workers challenge social injustice by helping student talk to school administrators ands counselors  Service: Social worker’s primary goal is to help people in need and to address social problems - to help student with resources such as parenting classes for teens.  Importance of Human relationship: Social workers recognize the central importance of human relationships - by understanding all clients are different but equal.  Dignity and worth: Social workers respect the dignity and worth of person - by social workers doing this, they develop a trusting relationship with clients.  Integrity: Social workers behave in a trust worthy manner - when social workers say they will help students, they follow through  Competence: Social workers practice within their areas of competence and develop and enhance their professional expertise while working with teens.
    13. 13. Summary  Goals-  Graduate  To improve the outcome of teens and reduce the incidence of teen pregnancy.  Close with a sense of accomplishment Social Justice , dignity and worth, and service all built self confidence in the client to help achieve their goals

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