AFLP Positive Youth Development (AFLP PYD)
In September 2010, the California AFLP received a grant award of $2 million per year for three years through the Affordable Care Act Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health. This grant is being used to develop and implement evidence-informed program strategies, and conduct subsequent evaluation to strengthen AFLP. This initiative, known as AFLP Positive Youth Development (AFLP PYD), is being piloted in 11 AFLP sites. AFLP PYD links a PYD case management intervention with integrated life planning in order to meet the AFLP goals. A formative evaluation of AFLP PYD will inform the development of a standardized, evidence-based, intervention for AFLP case management throughout California.
The following agencies were selected to participate in the AFLP PYD pilot: Tehama County, Imperial County, Merced County, Madera County, Brighter Beginnings (Alameda County), San Joaquin County, Ventura County, Tulare County, Clinica Sierra Vista (Kern County), Fresno County, and Foothill Family Services (Los Angeles County). These agencies were selected by their identification of local gaps in services available for expectant and parenting teens and by their ranking on five key health status indicators, as well as the quality of their application.