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Dr. Michael J. Bradley captivates guests with his knowledge, experiences and understanding of the adolescent brain.
ECP Welcomes Barb Blynn, Board Chair
REGISTER NOW. 12-Week Parenting classes starts April 23 thru July 16, 2013
Check out the many scary and not so scary faces of the children and parents who attended ECP's Halloween Party.
"AND BABY MAKES THREE..."
"ECP teaches you different ways to raise your child and how to build better relationships."
"It costs approximately $130,000 to keep one teenager in a Pennslvaynia juvenile detention center for one year." It will cost less than $200 per year to fund Educating Communities for Parenting (ECP).
Thanks to United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Fund for Children of The Philadelphia Foundation ECP is able to expand its services to youth.
A video about the lives of parenting youth
Programs & Services
EDUCATING COMMUNITIES FOR PARENTING PROGRAMS and SERVICES
ECP operates a wide variety of programs for youth including individual workshops and year-long courses.
POWER to PARENT: Hands-on parenting workshops and classes covering a broad range of issues that specifically affect pregnant and parenting youth.
BABY WATCH: Babies and parents/caregivers are "adopted" by a school for an entire year, transforming ordinary classrooms into interactive learning labs in which students examine the complex parent-child relationship and learn to care for and nurture themselves and others.
ECP has and continues to form strategic partnerships with a wide range of organizations and institutions to maximize its impact across the City and region. By customizing each workshop and course ECP can meet the specific goals of partnering organizations and the needs of the young people they serve.
ECP provides programs and services to:
- both expecting and parenting individuals under the age of 26 years
- charter schools
- teen shelters for homeless and runaway youth and their children
- housing facilities which focuses on mothers aging out of foster care systems
- transitional recovery housing for single women (over 18) and women with children
- women battling substance abuse and mental health issues
- homeless women and women with children
- outpatient/inpatient recovery programs serving women
- young parents returning to school to earn their diplomas while learning vital job skills
- neighborhood clinics offering pre-natal care to women
To learn more about our services please contact:
Vice President, Programs and Operations
215-496-9780, ext. 203