Pregnant & Parenting
While the rates of teen pregnancy have declined nationally, teens in foster care still experience a 60% higher rate of teen pregnancy and childbearing compared to peers in the general population.
According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, youth in transition need information, resources and caring adults they can trust to improve youths' future outcomes .
If you have questions or concerns about relationships, sex and pregnancy, reach out to your caseworker, CASA or guardian ad litem. You also can visit these resources about pregnancy and parenting.
- Who You Want 2 Be, a great with sex and relationship information written for young people, with helpful resources on healthy relationships, consent, types of contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy.
- Teen Pregnancy Information Clearinghouse Toll-free Line (877) 461-8277
The Clearinghouse offers information on statewide programs and services, online training and state and national reports regarding adolescent pregnancy.
- Maternal and Child Health programs and resources from the State of Tennessee Department of Health website.
- Supporting Pregnant and parenting teens -- resources for young parents, foster parents and the professionals who support youth who are pregnant and parenting.