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.

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 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 […]

KPCC Bably Elmo Interview

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.

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 children and their incarcerated teen fathers. The program is taught and supervised by probation staff in juvenile detention facilities. This intervention is based on […]

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 within the court’s jurisdiction, please see: Overview of the Foster Care System.