Annual Teen Conference

This annual conference brings together adolescents parents who participate in the Parent Linking Program (PLP) from 8 high schools throughout the state. These programs help to assist young parents in keeping their commitment to completing high school, as well as learning to fulfill their important roles as parents. Our goal is to empower and educate the participants to continue on the path to success. This year’s theme is “Stepping Stones to Success.” The conference is funded by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families and hosted by Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey. Please note, this event is open to active participants in the Parent linking Program.

2020 Teen Conference Flyer

With direction from the NJ Department of Children and Families, and with the interest and safety of our student parents, families and staff, we have decided to postpone the conference to the Fall. More information to follow at a later date.

Thank you for your willingness to assist us with the event and we appreciate your understanding.


Each year at the conference, we award scholarships to eligible seniors who are planning to attend college or a higher education program. There are two scholarships that students can apply for: The Higher Education Book Scholarship – a book stipend that helps assist with the cost of books and the Diane Dellanno Scholarship – awarded to seniors who will be pursuing a career in the helping profession (social worker, teacher, counselor, nurse, etc.). To be eligible, students must meet the eligibility guidelines outlined in the applications. For more information or to apply, please download the applications below. The deadline to apply has been extended to April 30th.

Diane Dellanno Scholarship

Higher Education Book Scholarship

Student Contest

This year’s student contest is to create a Visual Poem

Visual Poetry Contest Guidelines

Visual Poetry Contest Submission Form

The deadline for the Student Contest has been extended to April 30th.

Site Forms

Transportation Stipends

PLP sites who need assistance with paying for a bus to transport students to the conference, may apply for a Transportation Stipend up to $325.  IF YOU ARE USING A NEW TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OR SUBMITTING A STIPEND REQUEST FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY MUST COMPLETE A W9 FORM.

Transportation Stipends have been postponed until further notice.

W9 Form

Conference Registration

Each site attending the conference will be expected to register each student and staff member who plans to attend the conference. Each site may bring up to 25 students and 3 adults. Sites can only register students who completed the necessary paperwork to attend the conference. The deadline to register is March 30th. 

Coming Soon Student Registration

Coming Soon Staff Registration

Coming Soon 2020 Workshop Descriptions

Coming Soon 2020 Site Registration Form

Coming Soon 2020 Conference Prep Tips

Photo Release Forms

Photo Release Forms are to be signed by all students attending the conference. Forms will be turned-in to Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey the day of the conference at the registration table.

Printable Form in English

Printable Form in Spanish


Please call Carrie Speiser  at 732-246-8060 ext. 138 or email at [email protected]