What it Takes: Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Young People

  • Learn about AWE's support for pregnant and parenting young people.

    WHAT IT TAKES: Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Young People

    Learn about AWE's support for pregnant and parenting young people.

  • Detailing case studies of community and school-based programs for pregnant and parenting young people.

    MINIMISING THE RISKS YOUNG PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN MAY ENCOUNTER

    Detailing case studies of community and school-based programs for pregnant and parenting young people.

  • Enabling the voices of pregnant and parenting young people to be heard.

    The Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Young People symposium

    Enabling the voices of pregnant and parenting young people to be heard.

  • Drawn from four panels, all of which included pregnant and parenting young people speaking about their own experiences.

    Learn about the Symposium highlights

    Drawn from four panels, all of which included pregnant and parenting young people speaking about their own experiences.

AWE is committed to actively supporting pregnant and parenting young people to access education and training. The Association's commitment was initially demonstrated by its advocacy for, and support of, the development of the first state education policy in Australia to address the retention of pregnant and parenting students in schools, developed in Queensland in the 1990s.

In 2009, AWE successfully applied to the Australian Government Office for Women for assistance to run a national symposium in Brisbane. The purpose of the symposium was to bring together stakeholders from a variety of fields to share information and insights on the kinds of supports which best minimise the risks young parents and their children may encounter.

What it Takes not only provides an outline of AWE's support for pregnant and parenting young people, but also information about the 2009 symposium, detailed case studies of community and school-based programs for pregnant and parenting young people, an overview of effective practice and makes recommendations for the future.

As a young parent I have been exposed to the determination of our community to address our needs and to support young mothers. I feel less ashamed and it has been reinforced that I should be proud. Thank you.

The report, written by Kay Boulden, was published by the AWE in September 2010.

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