Pregnant and Parenting Youth

The Family and Youth Services Bureau's Street Outreach Program funds organizations that provide street-based services to runaway, homeless and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, prostitution or sexual exploitation. These services, which are provided in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist youth in making healthy...
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.
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. Amber Yoder describes the time a young man came to her program immediately after leaving jail. He ended up staying sober and reconnecting with his family.
“Successful life navigation by former participants in a group for pregnant and parenting teens” (abstract). Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, Vol. 5, No. 4, December 2010. What it’s about: This evaluation answers the questions, “Where are they now?” and “How are they doing?” about 31 former teen mothers who participated in the Mothers of Mount...
Recent studies have shown that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth may be twice as likely as their straight peers to experience an unwanted pregnancy. In NCFY's latest podcast, Bryan Samuels, commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, and Andrew Barnett, executive director of the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League, talk to NCFY about why and how...
State Abstinence Education Grants enable states to develop flexible, medically accurate and effective abstinence-based teen pregnancy prevention plans. States may also use the funding to provide mentoring, counseling and adult supervision to promote abstinence from sexual activity, with a focus on those groups which are most likely to bear children out-of-wedlock. See full opportunity.
In February, the Guttmacher Institute released “Facts on American Teens' Sexual and Reproductive Health,” a survey of over two-dozen recent studies and publications on the topic of adolescent sexual behavior. This is the first such survey from the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit that promotes sexual and reproductive health, since 2009.
The Children's Bureau, part of the Administration for Children and Families, will award grants to programs that aim to increase well-being, improve permanency, and enhance the safety of infants and young children who have been exposed to a dangerous drug or to HIV-AIDs. Services provided by funded programs may include
“Pregnancy and Mental Health of Young Homeless Women” (abstract). American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Vol. 81, No. 2, April 2011.
Homelessness is a traumatic experience for young children who experience it. Many young mothers experiencing homelessness have also experienced trauma either in their own childhoods or more recently. 
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