Department of Education & Child Development Innovative Community Action Networks ICAN flexible learning options and the Focus Schools Program, in partnership with SHineSA, which operates across 93% of South Australian secondary schools and an increasing number of primary schools supporting teachers to deliver a relationships and sexual health education curriculum.
SA Health Pregnancy Advisory Centre provides pro-choice, non-judgmental, women-centred and understanding services for women with an unplanned pregnancy and provides medication and surgical abortions, counseling, contraception, sexual health information and referrals.
Metropolitan Youth Health Young Parents Program providing referral to hospital and other community supports, antenatal groups, sexual health assessment and screening, contraception advice including emergency contraception, health education and drug and alcohol issues, group programs in managing pregnancy, labour and birth. At Elizabeth, Christies Beach and Angle Park.
Department of Education & Children’s Services – Report on SHineSA Healthy Young Parents in Education program for schools in SA, 2007
Women’s and Children’s Health Network -advice for Young Parents about looking after your child and yourself, getting help and resources available in SA and young mums say what Talking Realities parenting program did for them.
SA Health – Parenting SA – Parent easy guide for young parents
Child and Family Health Centres 1300 733 606 – 9am-4.30pm Mon to Fri for appointment
Hannah Place provides accommodation and support for pregnancy young women or young parents who are also under guardianship or in custody of the Minister (provided through Centacare).
Parent helpline 1300 364 100 – 24 hours/day, 7 days/week for advice on child health and parenting
Established in 1970 as a Family Planning Association, now the leading not-for-profit provider of primary care services and education for sexual and relationship wellbeing in South Australia. SHineSA has clinics in Woodville, Gilles Plains, Davoren Park and Noarlunga and provides counselling, Sexual Healthline, checks for STIs, information on contraception, pregnancy, abortion, puberty and FAQs.
It provides specifically for pregnant and parenting young people:
- Healthy Young Parents in Education – HYPE – improves the educational, social and physical health and wellbeing outcomes for teenage mothers and their infants through increasing school retention and social inclusion. Research identifies inter-agency pathways, documents curriculum pathway options, develops a resource for pregnant teenagers, a resource for pregnant teenagers and agencies and a whole of school package. The 2007 report on HYPE is here
- Healthy Young Parents in Education Journal
- A Relationships & Sexual Health Education Resource for schools, years 5-10
It conducts the Focus Schools Program, in partnership with the SA Department of Education and Child Development across 93% of South Australian secondary schools and an increasing number of primary schools, supporting teachers to deliver a relationships and sexual health education curriculum. It provides information, education and training, networking and events for doctors, nurses and midwives, community and schools sector workers.
SHineSA runs a Relationships & Sexual Health Education Network for Teachers contact Helen Rawnsley – Helen.email@example.com provides information on abortion in South Australia publishes South Australian Sexual Health Awareness enews
GOSSYP BOOK – Guide of Sanity and Survival for Young Parents – a booklet written by young parents over three years to help others find information easily. The “Gossypers” got together regularly to write about our personal experiences, gather information and research services that relate to young parents.
Street link in Adelaide is a free and confidential youth health service that provides a safe place for young people aged 12 to 25, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, to seek information and support, connection to services, or just chat. They provide antenatal and postnatal care for young women who are pregnant or have a new baby. Here they are on Facebook.
The Centacare Catholic Family Services Making Moments Attachment Program provides home visiting for women in Playford from 2nd trimester until baby turns 1. Mothers must be living with a mental health condition (not necessarily diagnosed). Contact the Elizabeth office on 8252 2311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Yourtown Port Pirie – Penrose Young Parents Program offering young parents and soon-to-be parents support and education whilst giving them a chance to develop new friendships.