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Teen Family Support

Easterseals Teen Family Support assists pregnant and parenting teenagers living in Winnebago County. Teen Family Support assists in developing and improving healthy parent/child relationships which, fosters successful child development. All Teen Family Support services are free and voluntary.

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What can Teen Family Support do for me?

Pregnancy can be an uncertain and often scary time for any woman, but the added stress of school, work and friends make it more challenging for teenagers. Teen Family Support provides you with long-term support as you go through pregnancy, labor and delivery, and becoming a new mom.

  • One-on-one support through Doulas and Family Support Workers
  • Support and information through Prenatal and Parenting Support Groups
  • Access to valuable community resources
  • Help with continuing education, finding quality childcare and employment
 
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What can Teen Family Support do for my baby?

  • Family Support Workers perform developmental screenings while playing, walking and talking with your child. FSWs make referrals to other needed services, if necessary.
  • Provides creative parent/child activities including arts and crafts, belly casts and journaling.
  • Staff provide Family Administered Neonatal Activities (FANA) to enhance the bonding experience between you and your new baby.
  • Fathers are welcome to participate in all activities and services.
 
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What is a Doula?

Doula services are offered free of charge to pregnant teens (age 19 and younger) who live in Winnebago County. Learn more.

 
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What is a Family Support Worker?

Your Family Support Worker will provide the support and information you need to become a confident, self-sufficient parent. Learn more.

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Calendar of Activities

Teen Family Support offers Prenatal and Parenting Support Groups, as well as many other events and activities. 

Click here to view the Teen Family Support brochure

In the News

Watch WIFR's interview with Triasia and Brooklynn about their amazing journey through our Teen Family Support program in Rockford. Learn how we assist pregnant and parenting teenagers living in Winnebago County by developing and improving healthy parent/child relationships and successful child development. 

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The creation of Teen Family Support Program’s Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV) was made possible by the by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, which authorizes the creation of the MIECHV program.

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A United Way Partner Agency

United Way 211 - Individuals and families in our community need quick access to reliable information that addresses their most critical needs. United Way 211 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers with free information and referrals for community services within Ogle and Winnebago counties.

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Healthy Families America strives to provide all expectant and new parents with the opportunity to receive the education and support they need at the time their baby is born.​

For additional information, please contact:

Kathleen Kurtz, Program Manager, Teen Family Support

650 North Main Street, Rockford, Illinois 61103
815-965-5069 ext. 1230 Phone
815-965-6021 Fax
kkurtz@eastersealschicago.org

 

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