Pregnancy and Parenting Education Resources
The following external links are from local, state, and federal resource sites that provide information on programs of education and support services designed to improve school attendance, increase graduation rates, and enhance parenting skills.
Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based program that empowers vulnerable moms to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their babies. Nurse-Family Partnership works by having specially trained nurses regularly visit first time moms-to-be, starting early in pregnancy, continuing through the child's second birthday. The expectant moms benefit by getting the care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy. At the same time, new moms develop a close relationship with a nurse who becomes a trusted resource they can rely on for advice on everything from safely caring for their child to taking steps to provide a stable, secure future for their new family. Throughout the program, the nurse provides physical and psychosocial assessments and screenings to new moms as well as developmental assessments for their babies and makes connections with community providers as needed. The relationship with the nurse provides new moms with the confidence and the tools they need not only to assure a healthy start for their babies, but to envision a life of stability and opportunities for success for both mom and child.
Texas Department of State Health Services- Smiles for Moms and Babies project focuses on reducing the prevalence of oral disease in pregnant women and infants and emphasizes the importance of oral care before, during, and after pregnancy.
The Alan Guttmacher Institute is advancing sexual and reproductive health worldwide through research, policy analysis and public education.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation "Kids Count" is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the United States.
Beginnings Guides offers prenatal and parent education materials that are easy-to-read and easy-to-understand.
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) provides policy solutions that work for low-income people.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is your online source for credible health information.
Child Trends conducts research to improve children's lives.
College for all Texans is provided by The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Healthy Teen Network is devoted to making a difference in the lives of teens and young families. It is a national organization focused on adolescent health and well-being with an emphasis on teen pregnancy prevention, teen pregnancy, and teen parenting.
Infant & Child Safety Statistics & Reports - WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data.
Lamaze International promotes a natural, healthy and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting.
March of Dimes is dedicated to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age eight.
National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy provides more education to teens, parents, and young adults.
National Center for Health Statistics is provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
National Parenting Center was founded with the intention of providing the most comprehensive and responsible parenting advice to parents everywhere.
Parenting and Paternity Awareness (p.a.p.a.) is an innovative educational curriculum designed for secondary school students and young adults that deals with "rights, responsibilities, and realities of parenting."
Parents Action for Children includes the I Am Your Child video series.
Parents as Teachers is dedicated to providing the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.
Prevent Child Abuse Texas (PCATX) is a statewide non-profit organization working to prevent child abuse and neglect in all its forms throughout Texas.
Reading is Fundamental helps parents develop their children’s early language and literacy skills.
Resources for Single Parents provided by the Attorney General of Texas.
Texas Association Concerned With School Age Parenthood addresses the issues of school-age parenthood.
Texas Department of Health Services
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Highly Mobile and At-Risk Student Programs Division