This resource complied by the Healthy Teen Network and Child Trends hopes to identify a set of core components for supportive housing programs serving pregnant and parenting youth and review case studies of organizations and programs that meet these standards. The Healthy Teen Network and Child Trends worked with a national advisory group, utilized quantitative and qualitative survey methods and developed case studies of programs showing a strong implementation of the core components in order to compile this information.
The resource first provides a background introduction of the current data regarding pregnant and parenting teens and then a very detailed explanation of each of the five Core Components.
The five Core Components are:
- Supports and Resources to Promote Self-Sufficiency
- Supports and Resources to Promote Housing Stability
- Supports and Resources to Promote Financial Stability
- Supports and Resources to Promote Successful and Engaged Parenting and Attachment
- Supports and Resources to Promote Healthy Relationships
The Core Components can support pregnant and parenting youth so that they can both thrive as individuals and as parents. Promoting self-sufficiency, housing stability, financial stability, successful and engaged parenting and attachment and healthy relationship provides a well-rounded education approach for these teens and can help them transition to independent living. A list of resources is also included at the end.
Barry, M., Desiderio, G., Ikramullah, E., Manlove, J., Max, J. and Scott, M. Bricks, Mortar, and Community: The Foundations of Supportive Housing for Pregnant and Parenting TeensThe Core Components of Supportive Housing for Pregnant & Parenting Teens. 2010.