Adolescent parenting has been associated with increases in maternal and infant health risks, poverty, inadequate family support, and greater risk for domestic violence and child abuse and neglect. Building resilience and social connections among young parents is vital and can be done by offering support services to enhance parent education, parent-child relationships, economic self-sufficiency, and family violence prevention.

Effective programs to support pregnant or parenting teens are customized to the parent’s developmental level, target health-care and child development needs, and connect teens to a comprehensive array of services. Programs should also promote intergenerational relationships by involving extended family members. The following resources address ways to support young parents, including parents in out-of-home care.

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