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: Strengthening Families All Across America (PDF - 104 KB)
National Parent Helpline (2011)
Highlights the National Parent Helpline, a website that 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.
Partnering With Teen
Provides professionals serving pregnant and parenting teens with a toolkit, curriculum and training geared to support adolescent parents. Topics in the curriculum focus on adolescent development, parallel teen parent and baby development, and the role of fathers. Spanish translation for the parent-facing materials are available.
Teen Parenting Service Network (TSPN)
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (2013)
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.
Teen Pregnancy & Parenting Support Groups
Offers weekly pregnancy and parenting discussion support groups for teens including services and resources to support teen parents.
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.
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.
Teenage Parenting Programs
Arlington County Public Schools & Arlington Career Center
Outlines a teen parenting program in Arlington County Public Schools supporting pregnant and parenting teens to finish their high school education while parenting and supporting their children.