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JB Editor
04/06/10

The impact that the Baby Elmo Program has had on incarcerated teen parents is perhaps best told by “graduates” themselves. Here are some letters from youth who have recently participated in the program talking about their experiences and thanking us for making the program available.

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JB Editor
04/06/10

The impact that the Baby Elmo Program has had on incarcerated teen parents is perhaps best told by “graduates” themselves. Here are some letters from youth who have recently participated in the program talking about their experiences and thanking us for making the program available.

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Rachel Barr
03/30/10

What have we found out so far?

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Rachel Barr
03/23/10

What we already know

  • Parent-child interaction is critical during the first 3-years of life
  • On any given day more than 100,000 youth are under California’s juvenile justice system, and 30% of incarcerated males are teen parents
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Rachel Barr
03/15/10

The Baby Elmo program, coined by one of the first groups to participate in the program in an Orange County facility, focuses on strengthening family ties between incarcerated teen parents and their infants. The program involves planned visits between incarcerated teen parents and their babies. Prior to the visit the teen parent and trainer (a line staff member at the juvenile detention facility) work on a goal and during the visit the teen uses this new skill to interact with her/his baby.

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