Rights of Teen Parents in Foster Care

Fact Sheet on Rights of Teen Parents in Foster Care MORE

Educational Rights as a Pregnant or Parenting Teen

Fact sheet on educational rights of pregnant or parenting teens. MORE

My Brother's Keeper Task Force Report to the President May 2014

First Progress Report to the President by the My Brother's Keeper Task Force Initiative on fatherhood. Report reference work of YLC's Baby Elmo Program. MORE

KPCC Interview with Ben Richeda on Baby Elmo Program - article

This is an interview with Ben Richeda broadcast on KPCC, 89.3 on March 20, 2014 about the Baby Elmo Program. MORE

Just Beginning Issue Sheet

Sheet describing the need for the Just Beginning Program; the benefits the program provides both the infant/child and the incarcerated father. MORE

Delivering Services to Incarcerated Teen Fathers: A Pilot Intervention to Increase the Quality of Father-Infant Interactions During Visitation

Article appearing in Psychological Services concerning analysis of a pilot intervention, the Baby Elmo or Just Beginnings Program, which provides incarcerated teen fathers with parenting training and ... MORE

Developing an Effective Intervention for Incarcerated Teen Fathers - The Baby Elmo Program

The absence of a father figure has been linked to very poor developmental outcomes. The Baby Elmo Program, a parenting and structured visitation program, aims to form and maintain bonds between childr... MORE

Teen Parents' Rights in Out-of-Home Care - YLC Fact Sheet

This fact sheet addresses specific rights a foster youth has as a parent within the foster care system. For a general overview of what rights a parent has when his or her child is deemed a dependent ... MORE

The Baby Elmo Program: Improving Teen Father–Child Interactions within Juvenile Justice Facilities

The aim of the Baby Elmo Program is to establish a low-cost, sustainable parenting and structured visitation program for non-custodial incarcerated teen parents. The program is taught and supervised ... MORE

Rights of Teen Parents in the Juvenile Justice System - YLC Fact Sheet

Youth who come in contact with the juvenile justice system may also be parents. This fact sheet addresses what are the youth's rights as a parent within the juvenile justice system. MORE

KPCC Bably Elmo Interview

http://www.scpr.org/news/2014/03/30/43124/innovative-program-reaches-out-to-incarcerated-tee/ – This is a short interview on Radio Station KPCC 89.3 in Los Angeles, broadcast March 30, 2014, interviewing Ben Richeda about the Baby Elmo Program. MORE

Juveniles in Custody Taught Parenting Skills

http://www.sacramentopress.com/headline/46564 – The Sacramento Press articie profiles the Baby Elmo Program that teaches parenting skills to incarcerated juveniles. MORE

County’s Baby Elmo Program Reunites Incarcerated Teen Parents with Their Children

http://www.noozhawk.com/article/011312_santa_barbara_county_baby_elmo_program/ – Noozhawk article highlights the success of the Baby Elmo Program in teaching parenting skills to incarcerated juveniles with children. MORE

Rehabilitative Program Strengthens Family Bonds

http://dailynexus.com/2012-01-20/rehabilitative-program-strengthens-family-bonds/ – This Daily Nexus article discusses how the Bably Elmo Program is strengthening family bonds between infants and their parents in juvenile detention facilities. MORE

Teen Dads Behind Bars Receive Parenting Skills with the Baby Elmo Program

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhxkx7SVp-I&feature=youtu.be – An ABC local news station in Cleveland, Ohio highlights the success of our Baby Elmo Program about how incarcerated juvenile fathers are gaining parenting skills. MORE

Classes Turning Incarcerated Juvenile Fathers into Dads

https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/news/classes-turning-incarcerated-juvenile-fathers-into-dads/3727 – The Chronicle of Social Change article features our Baby Elmo Program and its role in reduing recidivism and strengthening connections. MORE