Adolescent Family Life Program

Teen Fatherhood Speakers Bureau

Goals
  • Reduce teen pregnancy
  • Promote male responsibility
  • Introduce and improve parenting skills of young teen fathers 
Services
  • Ventura County AFLP Public Health social workers offer assistance to young teen fathers when dealing with local schools, Behavioral Health, Juvenile Justice System, Medical, and Social Services.
  • The Teen Father Program provides resources such as employment assistance, mentoring, counseling on child rearing and partner relationships, substance abuse, and legal rights of fathers. 
 


It is important for young fathers to learn the meaning of respect and responsibility. Too often young males engage in unprotected sex, then become faced with the reality they are becoming fathers. As teenagers these sexually active young men are not prepared to handle the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy. In most cases the young fathers do not have the resources and information needed to fulfill their obligations.


The Teen Speaker’s Bureau provides a volunteer group of teen fathers who speak to high school and middle school student audiences on the challenges of being a teen parent. The speakers are provided training in public speaking and are trained to provide a preventive message to young teens that may be, or are considering becoming sexually active.


Teen Father’s Speaker’s operates with the following facts in mind. Children and adolescents without an involved father are:
  • At higher risk for violent behavior, child abuse and substance abuse.
  • More likely to join a “gang”.
  • More likely to perform poorly in school and eventually drop out.
  • Likely to become teen parents.

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Health Care Agency
2323 Knoll Drive
Ventura, CA 93003
805-677-5110
Ambulatory Care-Medical Clinics
2323 Knoll Drive 
Ventura, CA 93003
805-677-5223
Behavioral Health
1911 Williams Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
805-981-6830
Public Health
2240 E. Gonzales Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
805-981-5101
Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. Tenth Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061
805-933-8600
Ventura County Medical Center
3291 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-652-6000
HCA Human Resources
2323 Knoll Drive 
Ventura, CA 93003
805-677-5184
Ventura County Health Care Plan
2220 E. Gonzales Road
Suite 210 B

Oxnard, CA 93036
805-981-5050