Young parents face the challenge of meeting not only their own developmental needs at a time of significant growth, but also the needs of their children. The challenge for practitioners and policy makers is to create a range of supports that respond to the needs of both young parents and their children. If this is achieved, then teenage parenthood need not be a negative experience; rather, it can become a catalyst for growth and positive life outcomes. Adolescence and young adulthood are periods of rapid biological, psychological, and social change Arnett, ; Viner,
Supporting young parents
Supporting young parents | Child Family Community Australia
Need Help? Mothers and their children deserve safety, resources, and support. But too many young moms find themselves without the care they need to raise the next generation. Some young women may face an unplanned pregnancy. Some find themselves in a relationship that has turned abusive. Some face seemingly impossible financial struggles, with nowhere to sleep and nowhere to nurture tiny lives. Life can get hard for these young mothers just when they need care the most.
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People feel all sorts of things when they hear their child is going to become a parent at a young age. And you might wonder about what extended family members, friends and people at school and in your community will think. Your feelings might change over time, especially as the time of birth comes closer — or they might not. Your care and support will help your pregnant daughter to have a physically and emotionally healthy pregnancy.
Terra relies on volunteers, financial and in-kind donations to offer services and support our teen parents. At Terra, our specialized team tailors programs and services to meet the needs of each teen parent. Always safe, never judgemental. Learn more about what we have to offer our young families. What is Terra?