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Research Innovations, New Findings, and Practice Implications for Supporting Young Mothers in Foster Care

October 2020

This webinar highlighted a process for partnering with young mothers with lived experience in foster care in conducting research to inform policy and practice for expectant and parenting youth in foster care. Presenters discussed new research findings and research-based strategies for supporting young mothers in care and preventing unplanned subsequent pregnancies.



Connecting the Dots: A Resource Guide for Meeting the Needs of Expectant and Parenting Youth, their Children, and their Families

February 2019

This guide provides stakeholders with information on a wide range of interventions that meet the comprehensive needs of EPY, prevent child abuse and neglect of their children, and improve parent and child well-being outcomes.

(103 pp)

Policy Paper

Family First Prevention Services Act: Pregnant & Parenting Youth FAQs

October 2018

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) was signed into law on February 9, 2018. The FAQs in this brief provide responses to the most commonly asked questions related to this population.


Young Fathers Convening

March 2015

This video is an excerpt highlighting discussions among adolescent fathers and service providers on the topic of co-parenting. 


Understanding the Developmental Needs of Expectant and Parenting Youth

September 2015

This video discusses Dr. Charlyn Harper Browne's paper, which delineates the developmental needs of EPY populations across five domains: sexual and reproductive health, cognitive and emotional development, identity, social development, and preparation.


Effectively Engaging Young Fathers in Child Welfare

February 2017

This video highlights the voices of four fathers involved in the New York City child welfare system. These fathers detail their experience in the child welfare system as fathers and co-parents.


Expectant and Parenting Youth: Inaugural Webinar

April 2015

This webinar discusses implications of Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standards under the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (H.R.4980) for expectant and parenting youth and their children in foster care.


Creating Opportunities for Expectant and Parenting Youth: A Co-Parenting Approach

June 2015

This webinar presents findings from the Young Parenthood Project, designed to test the efficacy of a co-parenting counseling program for parenting and expecting adolescents. It discusses the implementation, challenges, and implications involved.


Expectant and Parenting Youth: Lessons from the Field

September 2015

This webinar presents an approach to ensuring that every EPY is connected to a mentor—including collaborative partnerships creating a shared system for recruitment, capacity building, tracking impact, and continuous quality improvement. 


A Multi-Generational Approach to Addressing the Educational Needs of Expectant and Parenting Youth

December 2015

In this webinar, Marylouise Kuti presents a school-based model focusing on needs of adolescent parents and their children. The model incorporates case management, home visitation, and access to child development centers.