Agenda8:30 WELCOME9:00 Father Figures10:00 Needs of Teen Parents11:00 BREAK11:15 Who Can Help Me?11:45 LUNCH12:45 Priority Setting 1:30 Promoting Responsible Fatherhood 2:30 Reflection and Evaluation 2:45 ADJOURN
Workshop Goals• Explore their attitudes toward young parents, both teen mothers and teen fathers• Identify knowledge and skill barriers to the effective parenting• Increase their knowledge of the needs related to decision-making and resource identification, and priority setting• Identify the programmatic needs of young parents through sharing of experience and sharing of best practice• Identify a conceptual framework for designing programs to encourage improved and effective parenthood
Workshop Objectives• List three educational or behavioral needs for family planning• Understand the role viewpoints play in priority setting during family planning skill application• Identify personal attitudes and beliefs teen parenting• Describe a decision-making model for use with children and young adults facing family planning decisions• List six resources teen parents need to be resilient and effective parents
Introductions• Facilitator(s)• Staff• Participants – Name – Grade/Level – School Affiliation
Working Agreement• Maintain confidentiality • Avoid making assumptions• Respect each other’s point of about other members of the view; recognize that we all group have some biases • Share responsibility for what• Speak for yourself—use “I” gets learned today language; take some risks to be • Ask any questions--there are no honest dumb questions• Be nonjudgmental; no put- • Share the time; participate as downs; be constructive while much as possible giving each other feedback • ELMO (Enough, lets move on)• Listen with an open mind • Use discretion with self-• Recognize that some conflict disclosure can be helpful and that we • Have fun should not always avoid it • The Vegas Rule (What happens• Pass if you feel uncomfortable in Vegas . . .)
Father Figures• Thinking about figures in your own life completed the Handout “Father Figure”: – Reflect on the person that first comes to mind for each category then reflecting on that person, write the first six words that come to mind when you think of that person and record them on the chart
Father Figures• Not all persons have had a positive experience of fatherhood• Good parenting is an important aspect in any child’s life• Fathers often play an instructive and formative role in our lives whether positive or negative• Many persons grow up without a father• Fathers are both archetypes and real people• Parenthood is a skill and it is possible to be taught and learned.• Family planning skills are more than condoms, there are real expectations of parents in the world
Fathers, Mothers, and Parents• Educational Needs – What are the knowledge needs a teen mother has (don’t assume he/she/they had a role model of any kind):• Behavioral Needs – What new behaviors will she need to adopt (don’t assume she/he/they had a role model of any kind)• FLE Instruction – Are we currently addressing these knowledge and behavioral needs? If so, how? If not, how could we?
Sourcing Support• Each participant has a list of needs common for teen parents• Identify as many of the supportive service access points as you can• List the name and if possible, contact person, for each of the resource sites
Sourcing Support• Did anyone complete the entire handout without help from anyone else?• Did anyone complete the entire handout with help from others?• Were there any resources or pieces of information that everyone struggled with?• Are there resources not on this list that you thought were important?
Supportive Needs for Teen Parents• Social Services • Emergency Assistance• Non-Profits • Weekend/Evening Child• Food Assistance Support• Child Day Care • Continuing Education• Legal Support Services• General Medical Services • Financial Education Services• Family Planning Centers • Transportation Support• Parenting Classes and Resources• School Administration • Maternity Care Liaison • Care Coordination• Shelters
Priorities for Teen Parents• High School Education • College Education• Health Care • Finding Employment• Extra-Curricular • Homework Activities • Time with Child• Time with Friends• Time with Family• Parenting Education• Establishment of Family• Getting Married
Video and LecturettePROMOTING RESPONSIBLEFATHERHOOD
Cultural Forces• Education System – Disproportionate Literacy and Suspension Rates• Economy – Lack of Job Opportunities Post-Education• Thug Culture – Prevalence of Media Advocating Violence• Mass Incarceration – Disproportionate Rates of Incarceration
Promoting Responsible Fatherhood• PREVENT – men from having children before they are ready• PREPARE – boys/men for the legal, financial, emotional responsibilities of fatherhood• ESTABLISH – paternity at birth• INVOLVE – men who are fathers, married or not• SUPPORT – fathers in their important roles