Pregnant and Parenting teens often are balancing their lives and being a parent. Ensuring that adolescent parents receive adequate social and emotional, medical, and academic support is essential to the parent and the baby’s future. Find information on parenting tips, resources, to support pregnant and parenting teens. Resources include State and local examples.
For Young Parents
Shares information on the education and medical rights of pregnant and parenting teens currently in school. The resource also offers information on where teen parents can access support resources such as, finding child care, finding support groups, financial benefits, and recommendations to stay healthy.
A Home Within (2015)
Provides tools and online trainings to help professionals, caregivers, and foster parents support growth and healthy development, using relationship-based practices for pregnant, parenting teens, and transitional age foster youth.
The National Parent Helpline
National Parent Helpline (2011)
Provides parents and caregivers with emotional support and refers them to services if necessary.
Parental Support of Pregnant Teens
Lists out the options teens have available in case of an unplanned pregnancy. Information, resources, and access to local supports for pregnant and parenting teens are also provided.
Resources for Young People Who Are Pregnant/Parenting
Healthy Teen Network
Provides support and resources to help young adults become effective parents and successful adults. The materials focus on adolescent sexual and reproductive health including fact sheets for pregnant and parenting teens, a guide on well being during teen pregnancy, and more.
Teen Parenting Service Network (TSPN)
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
Offers information on a program serving pregnant and parenting teens in out-of-home care in Illinois. The program provides services such as clinical therapy, educational mentoring, family support services, and case management and referral. The report provides additional information on the goals of the program, targeted demographic, essential components of the program, and education and training resources.
Discusses teen parenting including how to prepare teens for parenthood, the importance of getting young fathers involved, what to expect in the future, and more.
Teen Pregnancy & Parenting Support Groups
Offers weekly pregnancy and parenting discussion support groups for teens including services and resources to support teen parents.
When Your Teen is Having a Baby
Provides information for parents whose teens are pregnant or recently became parents. The website includes information on what parents may be feeling, what teens may be feeling, and special considerations for pregnant teens.
Programs for Teen Parents
Highlights the Parent Connection program in Wisconsin designed to support teen parents and their children that offers the following programs, Parents as Teachers for teen parents, teen parent mentoring program, fatherhood programs, and young parent group and workshops.
Supporting Teen Parents (PDF - 144 KB)
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia (2014)
Presents a factsheet on teen parenting, the challenges the face, how they can find help, why others should reach out and help, and more.
Teen Parent Program
Describes a free program for teen parents in collaboration with the North Seattle Family Center that supports teen parents by facilitating peer support groups, offering parenting classes/ workshops, and participation in home visiting programs. Teen parents can also access community resources to support their children.