Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Foster Youth in California – A Fact Sheet Prepared by the Youth Law Center
Sheet describing the need for the Just Beginning Program; the benefits the program provides both the infant/child and the incarcerated father.
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 visitation with their children and their infants. The study looked at 41 incarcerated teen fathers and their infants ranging from 1 to 15 months. During individual sessions, a […]
Fact Sheet on Rights of Teen Parents in Foster Care
Fact sheet on educational rights of pregnant or parenting teens.
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.
This is an interview with Ben Richeda broadcast on KPCC, 89.3 on March 20, 2014 about the Baby Elmo Program.
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.
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 children and their incarcerated teen fathers. The program is taught and supervised by probation staff in juvenile detention facilities. This intervention is based on […]
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 by probation staff in juvenile detention facilities and unlike traditional programs, this intervention is not based on increasing the teen’s abstract parenting knowledge, but rather in […]
The Sacramento Press articie profiles the Baby Elmo Program that teaches parenting skills to incarcerated juveniles.
Noozhawk article highlights the success of the Baby Elmo Program in teaching parenting skills to incarcerated juveniles with children.
This Daily Nexus article discusses how the Bably Elmo Program is strengthening family bonds between infants and their parents in juvenile detention facilities.
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.
The Chronicle of Social Change article features our Baby Elmo Program and its role in reduing recidivism and strengthening connections.
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 within the court’s jurisdiction, please see: Overview of the Foster Care System.
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.