This is an 8-week session course. The outline is below.
Week 1 - Introduction of all material over 8 weeks. Adapting with family and friends with newborn. What are challenges faced and how can I overcome them? Healthy Parenting and Relationships (Partnership with Family and Consumer Sciences Professionals)
Members will use the whole session to share their experience and struggles associated with adjusting with pregnancy.
Goal: Members will gain an understanding of their peers and struggles they each face. Members will begin to access their challenges associated with parenting with family and friends.
Outcome: Members will begin to develop a relationship with their peers thus establishing a bond and connecting with one another. Understanding healthy relationships (Family, Partners and Friendships).
Week 2 - Staying Positive Coping Skills (Mom and Baby)
This session will include role play, video clips, and class activities to complete about parenting.
Goal: Members will develop coping skills to assist with managing emotions and challenges faced.
Outcome: Members will be more equipped with managing their behavior in a positive manner. Changing their mindset to positive thinking and speaking.
Week 3 - Money Matters (Budgeting, Savings, Credit)
This class will build on the “Budgeting Skills” class. It will also include worksheets and important literature on how to budget and save money.
Goal: Members will obtain skills to manage money and food stamps.
Outcome: Members will develop budgeting skills thus reducing the amount of dependence on others. Members will become aware of shopping tips, utilizations of coupons, and resources to help save and budget funds.
Week 4 - Computer Literacy/Interview Prep
Members will participate in role play, hands-on learning. Staff will cover interview skills and resources related to interview clothing. Staff will require all members to practice skills learned and discussed on the computer.
Goal: Members will become knowledgeable of soft computer skills and learn important tips for interviews.
Outcome: Members will develop or refresh computer skills needed to navigate computers and the web. Members will gain the needed skills as it relates to interview prep.
Week 5 - Parenting and Breastfeeding Speaker
The entire class will be covered by a WIC speaker.
Goal: Members will learn the benefits of breastfeeding and healthy eating.
Objective: Members will take advantage of learned material and start the process to familiarize themselves with breastfeeding and other options.
Week 6 - Career and College Readiness (Partnership with Community College and Trade
The speaker for this class will be from a Professional Job/School.
Goal: Educate teen moms who are eligible to work on how to apply for jobs and school applications. Teach teens how to do a resume. College Prep information will be given.
Outcome: Members will be ready for job training interviews.
Week 7 - ADL’s (Activity of Daily Living)
This class will cover Basic ADL’s of caring for self and infant. Self Care and Postpartum Depression.
Goal: Members will learn importance of personal self-care needs associated with parenting.
Outcome: Members will implement new learned skills and establish improved self-care to better assist with parenting needs. Reducing stress levels by having some mommy time.
Week 8 - Safe Sex/Pregnancy Prevention
A Health Provider will come in and speak on: Prevention of Teen Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Birth Control methods and safe sex options.
Goal: Members will learn about statics of teen moms. Members will learn of STD’s and risk of unprotective sex.
Outcome: Members will become more familiar and aware of risks associated with unprotective sex and pregnancy prevention.
Review/Survey/Where am I now?/Graduation
The first thirty minutes of class will consist of completing a survey of learned material and usefulness of class. Staff will use this time to review any material or resources needed. The remaining hour and half of class will be used for Graduation and celebration of completion of the course.
Goal: Members will gain a sense of accomplishments and fulfillment.
Outcome: Members recognize the importance of parenting. They will have a different outlook on life as a teen parent with the information they learned over the 8 weeks. Better parents
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