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This website is to provide information on free/low-cost public health resources for youths transitioning out of the foster-care/probation system.

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There are many resources for pregnant youths and young parents. Young mothers can receive medical care during and after pregnancy. Your child may also be eligible for child development and early education programs. Support programs for young parents can provide you with financial, legal, medical, and housing help. After the birth of your child, you may be eligible for Infant Supplement Cash Assistance.

Your child will not be placed in foster care because you're in foster care. Your child may only be removed from you if there is suspicion of abuse or neglect. Talk to your social worker about the resources on this page and what might be the best for your young family.

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General Parenting Resources
Parent Control TV and Digital Video Guide

This guide examines the pros and cons of parental controls and their effectiveness to toddlers through teens. It highlights different parental views from health experts, recommendations from the WHO and AAP, along with understanding the basics for implementing parental control.

Planned Parenthood.org

Planned Parenthood is a source for birth control, STD testing, pre-natal and post-natal care, pregnancy options counseling, and adoption referrals.

Phone: (800) 230-7526

Project Fatherhood.org

Project Fatherhood is a free program that provides counseling, support groups, parenting education, and other services to help fathers learn to be more loving, responsible parents and active participants in their children's lives.

The Men in Relationships Group (MIRG) provides support at no cost for culturally-diverse biological fathers. MIRGs meet weekly throughout the Los Angeles area.

Address: Children's Institute Inc., 2121 West Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone: (213) 260-7600
Email: PFatherhood@ChildrensInstitute.org

California Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP)

The AFLP Program provides case management services to pregnant and parenting teens up to age 19. You case manager can help you:
  • Improve your health and your baby’s health
  • Help you finish school
  • Reduce unwanted pregnancies in the future
  • Help you connect with other young people an share your experience

Talk to your social worker about enrolling in this program.

Phone: (866) 241-0395

Parenting Resources Link

This LA County resource lists services that are free to eligible children (ages 0-3 and 3-5) and their families for:

  • Developmental screening to see how your child is learning, behaving or growing for his or her age
  • Mental health services for children
  • Enrollment in the Early Head Start program
  • Services for children with developmental disabilities
  • Answers to your questions about your child’s rights

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1st Time Moms Less Than 24 Weeks Pregnant Until Baby's 2nd Birthday
LA County Nurse-Family Partnership

This is a free, voluntary program for first-time moms of any age. A nurse will visit you throughout your pregnancy and until your baby turns two. The nurse can help you through your pregnancy to deliver a healthy baby, and also after your baby is born to help keep your baby healthy.

Your social worker can refer you or you can refer yourself with the Nurse-Family Partnership Confidential Referral Form that is linked near the bottom of their webpage. Referrals are accepted for those who are pregnant for the first time and are less than 24 weeks pregnant.

Phone: (213) 639-6433 or (213) 639-6434

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Services During Pregnancy to 60 Days After Birth
LA County Comprehensive Perinatal Services Programs (CPSP)

Proper health care before birth (perinatal care) can help your baby be born at a normal weight and reduce your health care costs. CPSP provides a wide range of services to pregnant women who are eligible for Medi-Cal during their pregnancy until 60 days after birth. Women can receive obstetric services, nutrition, plus mental health and health education.

  • Find a Provider pdf icon - If you are eligible for Medi-Cal, find a CPSP provider in your area from the list. Before you visit, call the office to check that the provider is still offering these services. If they are, make an appointment.
  • Find Resources - There are several lists of good resources featured on this page. You might want to look at this page with your social worker.

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Head Start Programs: Birth to 5 Years Old
Early Head Start and Head Start are national programs that provide and link families with social services, health, mental health, disabilities, and nutrition services. The programs support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age 5. Head Start services are free.

Parents can take part in training classes on many subjects, such as:
  • Child rearing and parenting
  • Job training
  • Health and nutrition
  • Using free resources in your own community
  • High school General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or other adult education opportunities

Head Start Program Locator - Use the search engine at the bottom of the page to find an Early Head Start or Head Start program near you. You must apply directly to the program in your area.

Find a local program by calling: (866) 763-6481

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First 5 LA: Prenatal to Age 5
First 5 LA works with parents and caregivers so that they have the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to support their child’s development.  First 5 LA believes that the first five years of life establish the foundation for the future success of our children. Parents are at the center of their work, since parents and caregivers are at the heart of a child’s development.

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Links: More HealthyTransitionsLA.org Resources
Health Care icon   The healthier you are during pregnancy, the better your baby’s health will be at birth. Your child needs vaccinations and checkups to make sure he or she is growing and developing without any problems. Find a doctor you can trust.

Click here to go to the Health Care & Clinics page of this website and read more.

Drug Alcohol Smoking icon   Using drugs, alcohol, or tobacco can harm your unborn child. Second hand smoke is also especially dangerous to infants and small children. You will make better parenting choices parent if you can cut drugs and alcohol out of your life.

Click here to go to the Drugs, Alcohol & Smoking page of this website and read more.

Mental Health icon   Preparing to have a baby at any age is stressful. There’s also a kind of depression that sometimes happens to mothers soon after they give birth, called postpartum depression. If you feel stressed or overwhelmed, make sure that a mental health professional or a therapist is on your support team.

Click here to go to the Mental Health page of this website and read more.

Preventing Abuse Violence Icon   Are you or your child being abused? You have a responsibility to keep yourself and your child safe.

Click here to go to the Preventing Abuse & Violence page of this website and read more.

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