Pregnant and Parenting Youth

A young mother holding her child.

How Does Early "Adultification" Affect Homeless Youth?
Learn how homeless young people's experiences with early "adultification" shaped their lives before and after they became homeless.

A mother comforts her child.

Toolkit Teaches Young Parents Trauma-Sensitive Caregiving
Discover a guide staff can use to create parenting skills lesson plans.

A father kisses his baby.

Youth-Friendly Manual Shows New Fathers the Ropes
Discover a guide that provides great material for educating young dads about fatherhood.

A child gives a card to their father.

Federal Clearinghouse Supports Strong Fathers, Families
Learn about the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, funded by the ACF Office of Family Assistance.

A young mother holding her new baby.

Q&A: Using the HEART Program to Integrate Medical and Mental Health Care for Teen Moms
We talk to Bethany Ashby about the program's work to provide comprehensive services for pregnant and parenting youth.

A young pregnant woman and her counselor.

Can an Integrated Mental Health Model Improve Engagement Among Pregnant Youth?
Researchers study the impact of the HEART program, which works with pregnant and parenting teens in Colorado to identify their mental health needs and engage them in treatment.

Volunteers at a food drive.

Announcing the Nominees for Our 2016 Thank-a-Volunteer Campaign (Part II)
We share the second group of nominations for our most recent thank-a-volunteer campaign.

A young man wearing a t-shirt that says volunteer on it.

Announcing the Nominees for Our 2016 Thank-a-Volunteer Campaign (Part I)
Discover the first group of nominations in our third thank-a-volunteer campaign.

A young woman reading an app on her phone.

Apps Help Prevent Teen Pregnancy and Promote Youth Sexual Health
Young people can use these innovative programs on their phones and tablets to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

A smiling young pregnant woman.

Providing Extra Services to Pregnant Teens in Foster Care Improves Outcomes for Young Families
Learn about the kinds of services that help pregnant youth in foster care thrive.

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