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Curricula Outline

Curricula

Adolescent parents’ experiences intersect two important cross-roads, the transition into adulthood and transition into parenthood. For this reason, SR/SF aims to help adolescent parents increase the skills needed to transition into adulthood, including romantic relationship skills and college and career planning, and the skills needed to be great coparents! Below, we describe the three curricula that help us achieve our goals:  

Love Notes (Healthy Relationship Education)

  1. Knowing Yourself
  2. My Expectations-My Future
  3. Attractions and Starting Relationships
  4. Principles of Smart Relationships
  5. Is it a Healthy Relationship
  6. Dangerous Love
  7. Decide, Don’t Slide! The Low-Risk Approach to Relationships
  8. Let’s Talk About Sex
  9. What’s Communication Got to Do with It?
  10. Communication Challenges and More Skills

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From Teen Parenting to Team Parenting (CoParenting Education)

  1. Introduction to Team Parenting
  2. Taking Care of yourself and Your Relationships
  3. Teamwork and Listening Skills
  4. Conflict, Your Body, and Your Child
  5. Managing Conflict and Thoughts
  6. Working It Out
  7. Security and Problem Solving
  8. Discipline and Problem Solving Methods
  9. Other Partners
  10. Grandparents

This Curriculum is adapted, using adolesents' input, from:

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Life After Graduation (Life Skills Education)

  1. Budgeting-The Cost of Parenting
  2. Smart Shopping
  3. Financial Literacy
  4. Cars
  5. Housing
  6. The Workforce
  7. Education After High School
  8. Time Management
  9. Healthy Living
  10. Let’s Plan for Choices

This Curriculum was Based on Modules from: P.A.P.A. and Choosemyplate.gov in combination with adolesents' input regarding their needs and interest.

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Each semester, students in our target high school receive one of the three curricula. No curricula is repeated within a school until all three curricula are taught. Therefore, adolescent parents focus each semester on developing and fine-tuning one skill, and then build a new skill the next semester. Interns who serve SR/SF for more than one semester will also have the opportunity to learn and administer more than one curriculum.

Case Management

In addition to weekly groups, our facilitators and interns provide individual case management to all enrolled students. Although needs vary by campus, some of the common areas of case management our program assists with include:

  • WIC
  • Medicaid
  • College Applications
  • Job Applications
  • Academic Support