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9/28/2012

Public events, services improve health, skills for teens with babies

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Kara Seaman, Public Health
Phone: (360) 397-8411
kara.seaman@clark.wa.gov

Vancouver, WA—Many pregnant and parenting teens are not sure where to go for health and social services, according to a recent Washington Department of Health survey. As a result, Clark County Public Health and partner agencies are taking extra steps to improve information and access:

• Young Parent Resource Fair
Service providers will share information and resources, with workshops on topics such as making baby food, and Love, Talk, Play, which teaches parenting skills and promotes literacy for infants. The fair takes place Saturday Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Robert C. Bates Center for Educational Leadership, 2901 Falk Road.

• Resource Guide for Pregnant and Parenting Teens
Public Health compiled this comprehensive list of services and providers available at http://www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/family/programs.html#grads.

• 211info pilot program
Public Health also is training 211info call center staff to assess needs and make referrals to other services.

The survey aimed to help Washington’s Graduation, Reality and Dual-Role Skills (GRADS) program increase high school graduation rates and improve health outcomes linked to education. Findings include:

• 97% wanted to earn a high school diploma.
• 54% wanted to earn a college degree.
• 50% of respondents reported discrimination as a result of teen pregnancy or parenting.
• Of those reporting discrimination, 52% said a friend or family member was the primary source.

To get help, call 211, which will maintain a resource database.

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