How to Support Pregnant and Parenting Teens

This week, at our Family Strengthening Network workshop for home visitors, we were treated to a couple terrific presentations: one from Maternal and Child Health Access on how to help families navigate the ever-changing landscape of health insurance, and another from El Nido Family Centers on their Teen Family Services.

El Nido, which provides both Welcome Baby and other home visiting services, is also the largest provider of teen parent services in California, and they invited two young parents to speak about their experience in El Nido’s programs (see video). Scroll down for teen parenting resources you can use if you work with pregnant women and families with young children.

Thanks again to both MCH Access and El Nido — and, of course, to the courageous young couple for sharing their story.

Teen Parenting Resources

Teen Parenting Hotlines

Research shows teens are much more likely to text rather than call a hotline, so we’ve listed the text lines first.

Did we miss something? If you know about a resource on teen parenting, please share! Just post a comment at the bottom of the page. Thanks!

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