Hands joining together to ingite sparklers.
These are unprecedented times and we are faced with daunting challenges:
How do we preserve healing connections during a pandemic?
How do we create lasting change and healing in a health system that consistently harms Black, brown and indigenous parents?
But YOU are undeterred.
You stepped up and ensured that we can continue the critical work of providing pregnant and parenting teens with holistic healing support. As a result, we’ve been busy...
For parents who are survivors of sexual violence, pregnancy and childbirth can be re-traumatizing. Your midwife, Connie, continues to provide telehealth support for postpartum teens, walking alongside them as survivors and new parents.
You are making healing a reality for young parents across the country. Connie regularly participates in virtual birth chat groups to offer support and guidance to parenting teens. Research demonstrates that young parents and their babies are healthier when young mothers participate in peer support groups that are facilitated by midwives.
Connie is developing a program to provide virtual childbirth education and healthy sex education classes. This will be a safe space for pregnant and parenting teens to heal, build healthy parenting skills, and disrupt intergenerational trauma.
Collectively, you are changing lives.