MAKING ALL THE PIECES FIT

NW TEEN PARENT CONNECTION

MISSION
To nurture success for Teen Parents and their Children

VISION
Northwest Teen Parents Connection will establish a network of organizations and community partners
Teen Parents and their Children will have access to, and utilize, the services and resources that best support them.
Teen Parents and their Children will develop lives that are:

 Healthy

 Safe and Secure

 Successful at learning & developing life and work skills

 Socially engaged and responsible

As a result of the efforts of NWTPC, Teen Parents and their Children will become positive assets to their communities.

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GOALS FOR SUCCESS OF TEENS
 Goal 1: Teen parents build long term self-sufficiency.

 Goal 2: Teen Parents connect with and successfully nurture their child.

 Goal 3: Teen Parents delay subsequent pregnancies

 Goal 4: Each Teen Parent will have a Best Practices manager to coordinate a continuum of evidence based services

GOAL 1: TEEN PARENTS BUILD LONG TERM SELF-SUFFICIENCY
 How?
Teen parents’ needs are assessed and they engage in:
 Education completion programs
Brooklyn Center Academy Teen Parent Program
Osseo Area Learning Center Teen Parent Program
North Education Center Area Learning Center Teen Parent Program (Intermediate District 287)
 Income support programs
Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin
Hennepin County
 Job training / job placement services
Jewish Family and Children’s Services
Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin
North Education Center Area Learning Center Work Experience Program (Intermediate District 287)
HIRED/PACE
Brookdale Library
Brooklyn Park Library
Maple Grove Library
Champlin Library
Employment Action Center
 Childcare
Brooklyn Center Academy Baby Steps
Osseo Area Learning Center Striving for Healthy Adolescent Parent Education (SHAPE)
North Education Center Early Learning Center (Intermediate District 287)
 Transportation services
Transportation is available for students who live within the Brooklyn Center, Osseo, and a portion of Anoka Hennepin
school district attendance area

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 Transportation services - continued
North Education Center Area Learning Center (Intermediate District 287) – Majority of teen parents and their
child/children are eligible for bussing
Child & Teen Checkups - Cab arranged through MA, Medica, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Hennepin Health (PMI#’s)
Additional transportation is being developed
 By Program
Anoka-Hennepin Teen Pregnancy Program - Bus picks students up at their door if they are
within the district
Brooklyn Center Schools – Bus picks students up at their door if they are within the designated radius
St. David’s - transportation to medical appointments and WIC for those enrolled in the
Healthy Families Home Visiting Program
Osseo Area Learning Center (OALC) - District resident mother and fathers who are enrolled at the OALC and have a
child in daycare receive district transportation (bus) for both parent/child. If enrolled students and their babies go
homeless during their enrollment period, transportation is arranged and provided.
Crossroads Alternative School- School bus or cab at their door
Child & Teen Checkups - Cab arranged through MA, Medica, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Hennepin Health (PMI #’s)
 Housing supports
Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin (CAPSH)
Hennepin County Shelters
Hennepin county Shelter Team
Housing Link at Community Corner
Catholic Charities/Hope Street
Additional housing resources are being developed in these two areas:
 Support for Homeless Pregnant Teens
 Support for Homeless Parenting Teens and their children

 Food
Food Shelves
Hunger Solutions Minnesota

 Health Insurance
Hennepin County
MVNA
Children’s Dental Services
Portico Healthnet
Annex Teen Clinic
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Southside Community Health Services MNSure Navigator
Planned Parenthood
 Physical Health & Mental Health Services
Physical Health
Child and Teen Checkups
Hennepin County Medical Center Brooklyn Park Clinic
Physical Health - continued
Park Nicollet Brookdale, Champlin, Maple Grove, and Plymouth Clinics
NW Immunization Clinic
Southside Community Health Services (?)
Mental Health
St. David’s Center
North Psychology
PrairieCare
Canvas Health
North Point Clinic
The Family Partnership
Village Wellness Center
Dental Health
Children’s Dental Services
Southside Community Health Services
Sexual Health
Annex Teen Clinic – Teen Outreach Program (TOP) in Brooklyn Center
MVNA
FamilyWise
Planned Parenthood
 Ancillary community support services
Hennepin County
Home visiting:
Family Advocate
MVNA
Jewish Family and Children’s Service - Parent Child Home Program
Brooklyn Center Schools Early Childhood Family Education
Osseo Area Schools Early Childhood Family Education
Anoka Hennepin Schools Early Childhood Family Education
St. David’s Center – Healthy Families Program
FamilyWise
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Catholic Charities – Healthy Families Program and High Risk Home Visiting
Helping Us Grow
Father’s programs:
Catholic Charities
Floors for Fathers

GOAL 2: TEEN PARENTS CONNECT WITH AND SUCCESSFULLY NURTURE THEIR CHILD.
 How?
 Teen parents engage in Parent Education / Parent Mentoring programs
FamilyWise
St. David’s Center - Healthy Families Program
MVNA
Follow Along Program, Hennepin County
Jewish Family and Children’s Services - Parent Child Home Program
Brooklyn Center Schools Early Childhood Family Education/Early Childhood Special Education
Anoka Hennepin Schools Early Childhood Family Education/Early Childhood Special Education
Osseo Area Schools Early Childhood Family Education/Early Childhood Special Education
Brooklyn Center Schools Parents of Power Program
North Education Center Area Learning Center Parenting Class (Intermediate District 287)
Planned Parenthood PASE – Parents are Sexuality Educators Program
 Father is identified, located, and (if safe) is assisted in developing a supportive co-parenting relationship
Catholic Charities
Floors for Fathers

GOAL 3: TEEN PARENTS DELAY SUBSEQUENT PREGNANCIES
 How?
 Teen parents’ needs are assessed and they receive Family planning / Child spacing support services
MVNA
Hennepin County Medical Center Brooklyn Park Clinic
Park Nicollet Brookdale, Champlin, Maple Grove, and Plymouth Clinics
Southside Community Health Services
NorthPoint
Annex Teen Clinic
Planned Parenthood
St. David’s Center – Healthy Families Program
Catholic Charities – Healthy Families Program

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GOAL 4: EACH TEEN PARENT WILL HAVE A BEST PRACTICES MANAGER TO COORDINATE A CONTINUUM OF EVIDENCE BASED
SERVICES
 How?

GOALS FOR SUCCESS OF THE CHILD
 Goal 1: Child experiences a healthy birth.

 Goal 2: Child experiences healthy growth and development.

 Goal 3: Child enters school ready to learn and to succeed.

GOAL 1: CHILD EXPERIENCES A HEALTHY BIRTH
 How?
Expectant Teen Mother’s needs are assessed and she receives:
 Prenatal Healthcare services
Hennepin County Medical Center Brooklyn Park Clinic
Park Nicollet Brookdale, Champlin, Maple Grove, and Plymouth Clinics
Prenatal Care Home Visiting
MVNA
St. David’s Center – Healthy Families Program
Catholic Charities – Healthy Families Program
 Mental Health / Counseling services
Brooklyn Center Health Resource Center
St. David’s Center
North Psychology
PrairieCare
The Family Partnership
NorthPoint
The Village Wellness Center
Canvas Health
Southside Community Health Services
 Nutritional supports
Women’s Infants and Children (WIC)
Food Shelves
Hunger Solutions Minnesota
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 Teen Mother develops a supportive relationship with a primary healthcare professional.
Hennepin County Medical Center Brooklyn Park Clinic
Southside Community Health Services
Park Nicollet Brookdale, Champlin, Maple Grove, and Plymouth Clinics
 Teen Mother develops a birth plan.
MVNA
Hennepin County Medical Center Brooklyn Park Clinic
 Teen Mother develops a birth plan. - continued
Southside Community Health Services
Park Nicollet Brookdale, Champlin, Maple Grove, and Plymouth Clinics
St. David’s Center
Catholic Charities
 Dental Health
Children’s Dental Services
Southside Community Health Services

GOAL 2: CHILD EXPERIENCES HEALTHY GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
 How?
The Child’s needs are assessed and the parents are assisted in meeting the family’s needs for:
 Health insurance coverage
Family Advocate
Portico Healthnet
Hennepin County
Children’s Dental Services
Catholic Charities
Southside Community Health Services MNSure Navigator
 Primary health care services
Hennepin County Medical Center Brooklyn Park Clinic
Park Nicollet Brookdale, Champlin, Maple Grove, and Plymouth Clinics
Southside Community Health Services
NorthPoint
 Dental Care
Children’s Dental Services
Southside Community Health Services
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 Nutritional supports
Women Infants and Children (WIC)
Food Shelves
Hunger Solutions Minnesota
 Nurturing, reliable, safe and secure childcare
Quality, onsite childcare
Baby Steps Brooklyn Center Academy
Striving for Healthy Adolescent Parent Education (SHAPE) Program Osseo Area Learning Center
North Education Center Early Learning Center (Intermediate District 287)

GOAL 3: CHILD ENTERS SCHOOL READY TO LEARN AND TO SUCCEED
 How?
Children of Teen Parents receive on-going developmental screenings: (Children are screened at 3 years of age)
 On-going monitoring of cognitive milestones
Brooklyn Center Academy Baby Steps childcare
Osseo Area Learning Center Striving for Healthy Adolescent Parent Education (SHAPE) program childcare
North Education Center Early Learning Center (Intermediate District 287)
MVNA
Follow Along Program/Help Me Grow, Hennepin County
Hennepin County Medical Center Brooklyn Park Clinic
Brooklyn Center Schools Early Childhood Family Education, Special Education
Osseo Area Schools Early Childhood Family Education, Special Education
Anoka Hennepin Schools Early Childhood Family Education, Special Education
Jewish Family and Children’s Services - Parent Child Home Program
St. David’s Center – Healthy Families Program
 If interventions are needed provided by:
Brooklyn Center Academy Baby Steps childcare
Osseo Area Learning Center Striving for Healthy Adolescent Parent Education (SHAPE) program childcare
North Education Center Early Learning Center (Intermediate District 287)
MVNA
Hennepin County Medical Center Brooklyn Park Clinic
Brooklyn Center Schools Early Childhood Family Education Special Education
Osseo Area Schools Early Childhood Family Education, Special Education
Anoka Hennepin Schools Early Childhood Family Education, Special Education
Jewish Family and Children’s Services - Parent Child Home Program

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 Intensive School Readiness support services for ongoing monitoring of cognitive milestones
Brooklyn Center Academy Baby Steps childcare
Osseo Area Learning Center Striving for Healthy Adolescent Parent Education (SHAPE) program childcare
North Education Center Early Learning Center (Intermediate District 287)
MVNA
Hennepin County Medical Center Brooklyn Park Clinic
Brooklyn Center Schools Early Childhood Family Education, Special Education
Osseo Area Schools Early Childhood Family Education, Special Education
Anoka Hennepin Schools Early Childhood Family Education, Special Education
Jewish Family and Children’s Services - Parent Child Home Program
St. David’s Center – Healthy Families Program

 School-age educational supports
Brooklyn Center Schools
Osseo Area Schools
Anoka-Hennepin Schools
Brookdale, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Maple Grove Libraries – After School Program/Homework Help
 Ancillary community support services
Brookdale Library
Brooklyn Park Library
Maple Grove Library
Champlin Library

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APPENDIX
ANNEX TEEN CLINIC
The Annex Teen Clinic provides low-cost, confidential, non-judgmental sexuality-related health care for adolescents and young adults through age
25. We provide sexuality-related health care services in a friendly and comfortable setting. We also facilitate fact-based education for young people,
parents, professionals and community members. The Annex Teen Clinic provides the Teen Outreach Program (TOP) in the Brooklyn Center School
District. The Teen Outreach Program (TOP) is one of the nation’s few evidence-based healthy youth development programs proven to increase
academic and social success.
The Annex Teen Clinic is an approved provider in the Minnesota Family Planning Program. Annex Teen Clinic staff can assist patients with the
enrollment application as well as determine “presumptive eligibility” to cover same day services.

BROOKDALE LIBRARY
The Brookdale Library offers the following: Baby/Family Story Time, Early Literacy Training, Library Cards/Visits, Homework Hub, Jobs & Career
Resources and Website Resources.

BROOKLYN CENTER AREA LEARNING CENTER TEEN PARENT PROGRAM
Brooklyn Center Area Learning Center provides a comprehensive education program focused on the unique needs of pregnant and parenting teens
Brooklyn Center Area Learning Center provides a quality child care setting for teen’s babies using the Creative curriculum that engages the teen parent
in the social and emotional growth and development of their baby. Baby Steps is a quality child care program that use evidence-based practices. The
curriculum and practices integrate mental health and social and emotional development components in a coordinated continuum addressing the needs of
both the baby/child and teen parent(s).

CATHOLIC CHARITIES
Catholic Charities provides long-term, intensive home visiting services for families in NW Hennepin Co through Healthy Families and
High-Risk Home Visiting programs. Culturally-representative, Spanish-speaking staff are available to families in both home visiting programs. Services
are also provided for Teen Fathers, available in group or individual models.

CHILDREN’S DENTAL SERVICES (CDS)
As a non-profit dental clinic that has served the community since 1919, CDS provides a full range of culturally targeted dental care to children ages
birth to twenty-one and pregnant women. CDS accepts all patients regardless of insurance status and hosts specially trained MNCAA agents to assist in
applying for medical assistance. With over 150 metro area locations and 17 different spoken languages by staff members, CDS helps eliminate
economic and cultural barriers to accessing dental care. CDS staff has specific expertise in targeting dental care to pregnant and parenting teens and
their children.

COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP OF SUBURBAN HENNEPIN
Renter’s training is offered at Community Corner or on-site.

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FAMILYWISE
The mission of Familywise is to promote social change by strengthening families and the community through programs that encourage self-
determination, self-sufficiency and healthy family lifestyles. Familywise achieves its mission through comprehensive and extensive family
strengthening services including parent education and support services, life skills training, mentoring, early childhood development, wraparound case
management and parent/child interaction therapy. Teen Parenting classes offered on site at the ALC, as well as other community locations, include
independent living skills training, parenting education, safety planning, goal setting, and resource and referral information. Familywise also offers
mentoring for teen mothers. Individualized support and parent coaching are available.

HENNEPIN COUNTY

HENNEPIN COUNTY CHILD AND TEEN CHECK UPS
What is Child and Teen Checkups (C&CT)?
The federal Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program, known in Minnesota as the Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC)
Program, is one of the basic Medicaid services offering comprehensive health care that states are required, by the federal government, to provide to
eligible infants, children and teens. In Minnesota, Medicaid is called Medical Assistance (MA).
Purpose: The purpose of the EPSDT Program is to provide comprehensive health care for children and teens, birth through age 20, who are enrolled in
MA. In Minnesota this includes children enrolled in MinnesotaCare. The overall purpose of the C&TC Program is to improve the health of eligible
children and teens and reduce the negative impact of health problems. Medical care costs can be reduced by providing preventive medical care and early
diagnosis and treatment of conditions that threaten children’s health.

HENNEPIN COUNTY FOLLOW ALONG PROGRAM
The Follow Along Program (FAP) provides early childhood parent involvement and developmental tracking for young children (Birth-3) through a
series of age appropriate questionnaires and related developmental activities for parents or caregivers. FAP is available to families living in Hennepin
County with children from birth to age 3. Participation is voluntary and includes receiving a series of questionnaires that are sent at set intervals (every
4-6 months) during the first three years of their child’s life. Depending on when the child is enrolled, questionnaires start as early as 4 months of age.
Returned questionnaires are scored by the FAP staff and results are shared with the parent/guardian with a next age level handout of a variety of simple
and fun developmental activities to try with the child.

With the goal of addressing developmental delays as early as possible, FAP follows-up on parent concerns and results that are below target. Additional
information, resources and referral assistance is provided as needed. Children with suspected delays, behavioral or other parent concerns are given
information about Helping Us Grow and the opportunity for further screening and potential, no-cost services provided by early childhood development
specialists through the child’s school district.

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HENNEPIN COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER BROOKDALE CLINIC
HCMC Brooklyn Park Clinic offers on site and clinic based physical health services for the teen (pre and post natal) and for the baby (pediatric care).
HCMC Brooklyn Park Clinic offers Family Medicine, Pediatric, OBGYN and midwife services. Also available in clinic are ultrasound, lab, radiology,
social worker, financial counselor and pharmacist. We are open Mon/Wed 8am -7pm and Tu/Th/Fri 8am-5pm.

JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICE
The Parent-Child Home Program, a program of Jewish Family & Children’s Services, is an evidence-based and research-validated home visiting
program that provides free home visits two times per week to families who have an 18 month old to four years old. In play sessions with the parent and
child, the Home Visitor models and facilitates verbal interaction and learning through reading, conversation and play, using carefully chosen books and
toys that are PCHP’s gifts to the family. 85% of families who enroll in PCHP complete the two-year program.
Jewish Family & Children’s Services Employment Program offers career counseling, job coaching, assistance with resume writing and cover letters,
social media strategies, networking, and employment readiness training. All of these services are available for a fee based on a sliding scale.

MVNA (MINNESOTA VISITING NURSE AGENCY)
MVNA provides Public Health Nurse home visits for pregnant and parenting teens. The Public health nurse provides education on pregnancy, fetal
development, breastfeeding, infant care and bonding. Teen parents are given the skills to promote early brain development and early literacy skills for
their children. The nurse supports parenting by role modeling and activities designed to increase parents understanding of child development. Referrals
and connections are made to community resources. MVNA provides services to teen parents through the Metro Alliance for Healthy Families program
and MVNA Teen Parent program.
Contact: Anna Mueller, Director of Clinical Services (612) 777-8458.

NORTH PSYCHOLOGY
North Psychology provides onsite services for students at Brooklyn Center Area Learning Center.

NORTHWEST IMMUNIZATION CLINIC
Free immunizations for families who—
1. Adults & Children who do not have health insurance to cover required shots
2. Children under 19 who are enrolled in a MN Health Care Program; GMAC, MA, MnCare, or PMAP;
3. Are American Indian or Alaskan Native
To see if you qualify and to make an appointment, call 763 - 585 - 7361
The clinic also provides assistance accessing local health care, health insurance, vision and hearing screenings, and community resources. The NW
Immunization Clinic is located at the Adult Basic Ed/Enrollment Center, 7051 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center.

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OSSEO AREA LEARNING CENTER TEEN PARENT PROGRAM
Osseo Area Learning Center provides the opportunity for pregnant/parenting teens to complete their high school education while incorporating core and
skill building courses in parenting and child care in a safe and nurturing environment. Parents availing themselves of our on-site daycare (SHAPE
Center) are required to take these courses. Enrolled pregnant/parenting teens have our counseling, day care and administrative staff as well as our school
nurse as their primary “on-site” resources for recommendation and navigation of services while they go to school. We also have a full time social
worker, psychologist and chemical dependency counselor providing services as well.
Striving for Healthy Adolescent Parent Education (SHAPE) is a quality child care program based on providing a safe and nurturing environment in
which enhances the social, emotional, language, cognitive and physical development of each child. We are licensed by the State of Minnesota to serve
up to 20 children.
Our staff to child ratio is 1:4 for infant and mixed age groups, 1:7 for toddler age groups. Osseo Area Schools KidStop and Pre-school services for
parents under the age of 18. Sliding fee scale and other Title I services apply. Counselors help teen parents navigate Medical Assistance and/or MN Care
forms.
Osseo Area Learning Center students receive mental health services provided by People, Inc. or are referred to North Point Clinic.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Planned Parenthood provides reproductive health care, education and advocacy programs to help women, men and families make informed, responsible
decisions about their personal health as well as the health of their communities. We also offer an Online Health Center, providing convenient,
confidential and secure access for our patients 24 hours a day. Patients can have a Virtual Office Visit with one of our Nurse Practitioners, request an
appointment or a prescription refill, pay their bill, or ask a nurse a question, anywhere, anytime. For clinic locations, education programs and additional
information, visit: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-minnesota-north-dakota-south-dakota

PORTICO HEALTHNET
Portico Healthnet will assist teens to access health insurance.

ST. DAVID’S CENTER
Healthy Families: An Infant-Parent Development Program
Part of the Metro Alliance for Healthy Families, the Infant-Parent Development Program is designed for expecting and/or new parents who are impacted
by significant stressors such as financial stressors, stressful relationships, mental health concerns, and/or chemical health concerns. Using a relationship-
based home visiting model, Healthy Families offers a continuum of services to respond to the unique needs of each family. These include: Access to
community resources, Advocacy, Developmental information and guidance, Emotional support and Therapeutic services.Healthy Families is a voluntary
program and families can stay enrolled for up to four years.
Funding - This program is funded through the Metro Alliance for Healthy Families and foundation grants.
Referrals - Self-referrals are welcomed. Referrals also can be made by family members, friends and professionals. To refer a child or family, please
call our director of the Infant-Parent Development Program at 952-562-5747.Participants must live in the West or North metro. For Healthy Families
programs in other areas of Hennepin County, please call 612-596-7537.
Early Childhood Mental Health Outreach - Designed for young children (0-5 years) who are struggling socially, emotionally and behaviorally, this
program focuses on improving functioning and school readiness by partnering with parents, caregivers and educators.
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ST. DAVID’S CENTER - continued
Classroom Intervention - Using a relationship-based approach, staff offer support in the child's childcare or classroom setting through: Classroom
observations, Consultation and collaboration with educators, and Therapeutic play groups.
Home Visits - Home visits occur on a regular basis in the convenience of the family's home, community or on site at St. David's Center. Home visiting
staff offer families: Emotional support, including mental health services, Child development and parenting information, and Connections to community
resources.
Payment - Services are funded through a combination of state and county funding, foundation support, individual contributions and insurance.
To learn more, please contact our Central Office of Resources and Enrollment (CORE) at 952-548-8700 or coreinfo@stdavidscenter.org.
Referrals To refer a client please download and complete our Referral for Services form. Upon completion, please fax to 952-548-8685 Attn: CORE.

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