Pregnant and Parenting Youth

It has been more than 30 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the U.S.—which means the young people you work with have never known a world without HIV.
More African American children than white children are born into poverty in the United States.
“The Family Spirit Trial for American Indian Teen Mothers and Their Children: CBPR Rationale, Design, Methods and Baseline Characteristics” (abstract), Prevention Science, Vol. 13, No. 5, October 2012.
When it comes to helping youth understand their medical rights related to sexual health, online resources can be a critical source of up-to-date information.
Young people who show up at the doors of youth-serving agencies face a host of problems. They often need housing, medical and mental health care, help staying in school—all issues that can have a legal component. Which means that sometimes, the best ally a youth worker could have in untangling thorny issues for their clients is a lawyer. Even better, a pro-bono lawyer.
“The Relationship Between Sexual Abuse and Risky Sexual Behavior Among Adolescent Boys: A Meta-Analysis” (abstract). Journal of Adolescent Health, Vol. 51, Issue 1 (July 2012).
Sixteen percent of births to teenagers occur in communities with low-performing schools. And many of the teen parents are high-school dropouts.
“Impact of Running Away on Girls’ Pregnancy” (abstract). Journal of Adolescence, Vol. 35, No. 2 (April 2012).
NCFY's new video series features seven youth workers from around the country, each sharing a time when they made a big difference in a young person's life.
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