Youth.gov, the federal government’s online portal that provides information on funding and implementing evidence-based youth programs, has developed a webpage focused on young parents experiencing homelessness and their children.
Practitioners, policymakers, and young parents can use this online database to find resources about programs, guidance, practices, and supports available to young homeless parents and their children, including:
- resources on parenting supports, including fact sheets for parents and providers and a review of relevant home visiting research;
- resources related to mental health and substance use issues, ranging from evidence-based practices to fact sheets on Medicaid eligibility for youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness; and
- webinars on topics such as engaging young fathers, integrating early childhood home visiting and homelessness systems, and access to health care for pregnant and parenting youth
Visit http://youth.gov/youth-topics/runaway-and-homeless-youth/resources-young-parents-children to access these and other resources.