Sandra is a program development coordinator for the education and community outreach department at Planned Parenthood in Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley (PPPSGV), a partner in promoting the California Pregnant and Parenting Youth Guide. Read more about Sandra here. She is sharing with us true stories from her experiences working with teens. For privacy purposes, the names have been changed.
Teens need accurate and unbiased information from trusted adults so that they can make good decisions. It can be a challenge to treat minors and protect their health and confidentiality. The California Pregnant and Parenting Youth Guide has developed professional guides and training sessions to help.
For the past year, Planned Parenthood of Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley, Inc. (PPPSGV) has been conducting online and in-person trainings to familiarize professionals who work with pregnant and parenting students across California. Now PPPSGV has developed a webinar, available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, to help adults better serve the pregnant and parenting youth who seek their counsel.
The hour-long webinar walks participants through an overview of the California Pregnant and Parenting Youth Guide and website, and highlights information through case studies. It addresses real-life issues. Some scenarios covered in the on-demand webinar are:
- Anna, age 14, thinks she might be pregnant and is concerned about a discharge she has. She is the main care-giver for her younger siblings after school so she wants to go to a local clinic during the school day, but is getting conflicting advice about whether she can go to the doctor during school hours.
- Marti, age 17, has not been involved in his three-year-old son’s life at all. Marti works part-time job at a grocery store. His son’s mother wants Marti to pay child support, but Marti doesn’t believe he has to pay child support because he is a minor and is still in school.
If presented with Anna or Marti’s questions, could you give them the correct advice about their legal rights and responsibilities?
If you’re a health care provider, teacher, counselor, social worker, school nurse or someone else who works with pregnant or parenting youth, log in to view the on-demand webinar today!