Connections is committed to the care of pregnant and parenting teens. Utilizing a socio-emotional support model, clinical social work staff focuses on the needs of the individual to foster stabilization as teens prepare for or begin to parent.

Teen pregnancy support includes:

  • Education
  • Advocacy
  • Mentoring
  • Linkage to Community Resources

An in-depth bilingual education group taught by a licensed clinical social worker and an ISCU nurse meets weekly and helps teens to focus on:

  • Baby's growth during pregnancy
  • Promoting a healthy birth
  • Expectations of labor and delivery
  • Caring for the newborn
  • Preparation for the parenting and parental expectations
  • Postpartum care
  • Postpartum depression
  • Nurturing baby's development
  • Prevention of subsequent pregnancy
  • Parenting skills
  • Healthy relationships
  • Community-based resources for teen parents

Teens or families who are interested in teen pregnancy support services from the Connections Program are encouraged to call 847.570.2880 for assistance.

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