Pregnant and Parenting Youth

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Primary Sources: 'Natural Mentors' Make a Difference for Teen Moms
Informal mentoring relationships can help teen moms cope with stress.

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Native Youth Harness the Power of Video to Address Teen Pregnancy
Tribal youth use media to tackle teen pregnancy.

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Youth Speak Out: Making Youth Health 'A Personal Thing'
Two team members from Jacksonville’s Project S.O.S. program describe how their original play, "Live Like it Counts," has helped convey the benefits of healthy youth lifestyles and sexual abstinence to a larger audience.

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Bright Idea: Doulas Support Young Moms
Most youth probably aren’t familiar with the word doula. But some young women have come to know its meaning quite profoundly.

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Youth Speak Out: 'Another Person to Take Care Of'
A young mother talks about the challenges of adolescent parenthood and homelessness and how she has worked to overcome them with the help of a FYSB-funded maternity group home.

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Youth Speak Out: 'Worth the Wait'
Three young men and a youth development expert advise abstinence educators on how to best reach teen guys with the abstinence message.

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