Our flagship program, the Seleni Young Parent Program, is solely dedicated to improving the likelihood of success in adulthood for young mothers and fathers by providing critical and evidence-based reproductive and maternal mental health services to expecting and parenting youth ages 14 to 25.
Our Young Parent Program provides direct support to young men and women via individual psychotherapy, group support, and information on the psychological effects of pregnancy and new motherhood, as well as professional training on reproductive mental health for clinicians working with this population.
Read our latest articles on the topic to learn more about the importance of mental health for pregnant and postpartum adolescent girls:
- How mood disorders put teens at risk for unplanned pregnancy, increase the chances of postpartum depression, and make parenthood harder.
- A firsthand account of teen motherhood that was desperately lacking emotional support.
- Quotes from teen moms when asked what they would like society to understand about teen pregnancy and parenting.
You can directly support the young parents we work with by making a contribution to our Amazon Baby Registry. Gifts that are donated will supply them with necessities such as diapers and baby wipes at our quarterly Young Parent Series.
For more information on our Young Parent Program, please call us at (212) 939-7200.