TEENAGE and YOUNG ADULT PARENTS RESOURCES

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These are Teenage and Young Adult Parents Resources.
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ARTICLES/INFORMATION/RESEARCH
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One Teen's Fight Against the Shameful Way Pregnant Girls are Treated in American Schools
"Part of the reason the NWLC filed the complaint is that Seals' high school is a "repeat offender." In 2008, a group of pregnant students said they were denied at–home instruction and weren't allowed to make up the work they missed. They also claimed the school wouldn't allow them to participate in extracurricular activities or receive honors because they were pregnant. The NWLC tried to negotiate an agreement with the school, but if what Seals alleges is true, little has changed in the past six years."
Take Part, July 25, 2014.

High School Yearbook Under Fire for Featuring Teen Parents
"In between the Mesa High School yearbook's entries about student clubs and academics, a spread titled "I'm Working a Double Shift" features pictures of student parents posing with their children and discussing the difficulties of raising youngsters while balancing academic responsibilities. [...]In response, angry community members are speaking out against what they see as a glamorization of teen pregnancy, according to The Arizona Republic."
Huffington Post, May 23, 2014.

Breast–feeding May Protect Bone Density in Teens
HealthScout, May 1, 2001

Care of Adolescent Parents and Their Children
Policy Statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, February 2001.

Career & Education Planning for Teen Parents
Information from the Educational Resources Information Center regarding career planning and training programs for adolescent parents.

Girl–Mom
Online education and support for young mothers.

Motherhood a Lonely Road for Teenagers
The Age, January 14, 2004

Moving Teenage Parents Into Self–Sufficiency: Lessons From Recent Demonstrations
Report from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, September 1998.

Second Chance Homes: Providing Services for Teenage Parents and Their Children
Report from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, October 2000.

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ORGANIZATIONS/AGENCIES
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California School–Age Families Education Program (Cal–SAFE)
California Dept. of Education
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
E-mail: nchristo@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0541
www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cg/pp/overview.asp
"The California School Age Families Education Program, also known as Cal–SAFE, is a school–based program for expectant and parenting students and their children. The program provides academic and support services to help students to stay in school.Child care and developmental services for their children are included. Most programs are linked to the local community and its resources. The California Department of Education helps to support and manage Cal-SAFE in California."

CHILD HELP USA
15757 N. 78th Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
Phone: 480-922-8212
Toll-free Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
www.childhelpusa.org
Crisis counseling for children and adults, nationwide referrals to services for children.

Educating Communities for Parenting
211 North 13th Street, Suite 701
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 496-9780
www.ecparenting.org
The mission of ECP is to educate and assist young people regarding the responsibilities of parenting and the values of caring and nurturing.

Girl–Mom
Online education and support for young mothers.

Healthy Families America
200 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 663-3520
www.healthyfamiliesamerica.org
HFA is a national program model designed to help expectant and new parents get their children off to a healthy start. Families participate voluntarily and receive home visiting and referrals from trained staff. By providing services to overburdened families, HFA fits into the continuum of services provided to families in many communities.

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health
Georgetown University
Box 571272
Washington, D.C. 20057-1272
Phone: (202) 784-9770
www.ncemch.org

The Parenting Project
5776 Hamilton Way
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Phone: (561) 620-0256
Toll-free: 1-888-PARENTS
www.parentingproject.org
Promotes educating elementary & secondary school students on healthy parenting techniques. Advocacy manual, articles, resources, and links on child development & parenting.

Teen and Young Parent Program
231 B Park Street
Rockland, ME 04841
Phone: (207) 594-0975
umaine.edu/parenting/parents-as-teachers/teen-parent-program/
Program from the University of Maine involves providing free parenting education to teen and young adult parents, home visitation and mentoring program, assistance with locating community support resources, and social events for young parents and their children.

Teenwise Minnesota
1619 Dayton Ave., Suite 111
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: (651) 644-1447
teenwisemn.org/
Service of the Minnesota Organization for Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention, and Parenting.

Zero to Three
1255 – 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 638-1144
Fax: (202) 638-0851
www.zerotothree.org/
"Early experiences set a course for a lifelong process of discovery about ourselves and the world around us. Simply put, early experiences matter. We encourage you to learn more about very young children, early development and the work of ZERO TO THREE by exploring our site."

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