Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Are you concerned about teen pregnancy in your community? Want to take action? Learn more about the issue, contributing factors, and how to take action with the resources. Visit the Early Childhood and Family Support page from the Public Health and Safety Division of MT DPHHS. The site includes Montana teen pregnancy statistics, tips for families, resources for educators, guidance for healthcare providers, and simple strategies for action. 

Montana Resources

Montana DPHHS: Healthy Young Parent Program (HYPP). 
The Healthy Young Parent Program (formerly known as the Healthy Montana Teen Parent Program) provides coordinated support for young expectant and parenting families in tribal communities, high schools, institutions of higher education, and community-based service centers. The overall goal of HYPP is to facilitate self-sufficiency of expectant and parenting youth, women, fathers and their families to build their parenting capacity, encourage post-secondary education and preparedness for the workforce, and improve the healthy growth and development of their children.

Visit your local county health department for more local resources and assistance.


National Resources

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Department of Education
Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students (U.S. Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights, 2013)  Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
Montana Adolescent Reproductive Health Facts

Healthy Teen Network
Healthy Teen Network (HTN) is a national organization focused on adolescent health and well-being with an emphasis on teen pregnancy prevention, teen pregnancy, and teen parenting.

National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
Pregnant and Parenting Students, The Role of the School Nurse

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
The National Campaign seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families and, in particular, to help ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation.