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Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Parenting Teens
By Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PolicyLab, November 19, 2020|
Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Kali Hackett published a PolicyLab issue brief reviewing early findings from her work to address the mental health needs of pregnant and parenting teens.
Teenage pregnancy can have a profound impact on a teen’s life, yet pregnant and parenting teens are often overlooked and stigmatized.[…]
To improve access to mental health care for parenting teens, we need to leverage existing physical and behavioral health care systems to improve how the mental health needs of this underserved population are addressed. This brief details early findings from a project that seeks to address this issue, and make recommendations for policy, practice and programmatic change.