Teenage Information for Pregnant and Parenting Students
"Teenage Parent Program" is designed to provide a specialized curriculum and other services to meet the needs of students who are pregnant or students who are mothers or fathers and the children of these students.
Program DescriptionThe Pinellas Teenage Parenting Program is designed to provide services for teen parents in a large urban school district. A variety of community and governmental agencies assist in the state-required services.
Comprehensive health services, academic courses, social services, counseling, child development, parenting skills, infant development, child care and transportation are required components of the program. Teenage parents and their children may remain in the program until the teenage parent completes high school.
The teen parent program model allows appropriate delivery of services to teen parents while providing the flexibility to meet needs and/or limitations of educational needs and career planning, transportation, and facilities for school-based or off-site childcare. An itinerant health services teacher provides classroom instruction in a variety of health and nutritional areas, assists in the facilitation of health services, and monitors infant immunizations.
Student Support and Assistance Model (SSAM)
Each student is assigned an itinerant social worker and Resource Health teacher. An individual plan is developed by the itinerant teen parent social worker who identifies the student's needs and specifies the correlation between services and needs. Additional ancillary services to be provided shall include, but not be limited to:
- home visits,
- child care and child care site visits,
- individual counseling
- small group counseling, and
- visits from teen parent health services teachers.
The teachers provide parenting education services.
- 2 Academies (Disston and Pinellas Gulf Coast)
- 16 High Schools
- 19 Middle Schools
- Dept. of Juvenile Justice Programs
- EAS School Programs
- ESE Centers
- Pinellas Secondary
Teenparent Consultation for Exceptional Education Students
When exceptional education students are eligible for services and their academic and ESE needs cannot be met with the SSAM models, the student will remain in his/her ESE program and be provided support from an ESE Educational Alternative Specialist, teen parent program specialist, health services team member, and the teen parent social worker assigned to case manage the student.
Teen Parent Staff
Teen Parent Coordinator - Dr. Sharon Brown
Teenage Parenting Program
301 4th Street SW
Largo, FL 33770
Health / Resource teachers
Child Care Facilities Information
PTC Clearwater Child Care
Phone # 727-538-7167
Fax # 727-538-7203