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Here are the resources we found for teenage pregnancy for parents and families:
Pregnant Teens and Young Fathers
This is a free to access resource available through YouTube and created by family lives. The video is 4 minutes 37 seconds long, and discusses teenage pregnancy and young fathers. The aim of the video is to inform parents of the steps that can be taken in the event of a teenage pregnancy.
Teenage Pregnancy e-Learning
If you are working with young people and teenagers, or even if you’re a parent of a teenager, it’s crucial that you have good awareness of the risks and effects of teenage pregnancy. This is an informative teenage parenting course, which features case studies, will help you understand the issues around teenage pregnancy and the support avaliable both pre-and post-pregnancy. This course will also educate you on the government’s teenage pregnancy strategy.
My Teenager is Expecting a Baby
This resource is in the form of a fact sheet, and is available through website. The information given is in relation to teenage pregnancy. There are 3 sections which include, what do we do now?, if they want to terminate the pregnancy, and if they want to continue the pregnancy. The final part of the page gives further links to help, through the relate counsellors.
Abortion – What Should I tell my Child?
The subject of abortion would come pretty low down on a list of ‘fun topics to chat to your kids about’. Abortion is often seen as a controversial, sensitive topic and therefore it’s not surprising that many parents are weary of discussing the issue.
Help! I’m Unexpectedly Becoming a Grandparent
It’s something many parents of teens worry about – your daughter or son has not only been having sex but they or their partner is pregnant. It can be a very emotional time and it’s important to get support. Chances are that your child didn’t plan this and they be feeling scared and anxious about what to do.