Teen Parenting and Mental Health

Topics of substance use and mental health can be difficult to navigate for any new parent, and being a teen parent can have additional challenges. The stigma surrounding mental health and substance use issues can make it difficult to access support that can make a big difference for both you and your children. Read Amber Minogue’s blog post on mental health for teen parents above!

Teen Parents and FFN: Meeting Parents Where They Are At

This paper prioritizes and analyzes relevant teen parents data and research about the use of family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) care, why teen parents might have a preference for that care, and if there are policy solutions that can integrate that preference into policy or program practices.

A Toolkit for Youth-Serving Professionals: Expressive Approaches to Social Emotional Wellness, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Students in Middle Schools and High Schools: Lactation Accommodations

Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Students in Middle Schools and High Schools: Flexible School Attendance Laws

Compliance with Title IX: An Overview, Colorado Department of Education

Representing Pregnant and Parenting Teens Facing Discrimination at School, National Women’s Law Center

Expectant and Parenting Youth Inclusivity Toolkit, Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health

Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County, Teen Parent Data & Resources

Colorado Teen Births 2019, County Health Rankings & Road Map, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Analysis of Birth Rates to Women Aged 15-24 Years El Paso County, Tri-County Health Department

Trends in Teen Birth Rates, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Teen Birth Rates in Colorado, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Teen Pregnancy in Colorado, Colorado Health Institute

2016-2020 Maternal & Child Health Needs Assessment, CO Department of Public Health & Environment

Playing Catch Up: How Children Born to Teen Mothers Fare, National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Early Learning, Office of the White House

The Fatherhood Project, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Colorado Fatherhood Initiative

Creating Opportunities for Families: A Two-Generation Approach, Annie E. Casey Foundation

State Policies on Sex Education in Schools, National Conference of State Legislatures

Sexual Education Policies in Colorado School Districts, 2016

Youth Sexual Health Resources for Professionals, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

Youth Sexual Health, A Call to Action, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment and Wage Data by Educational Attainment

Title IX: Pregnant and Parenting Students, National Women’s Law Center

Colorado HB 16-1227 – Colorado Child Care Assistance Program, Denver Post