National Partnership for Women & Families

Legal Guides for Pregnant and Parenting Minors

The National Partnership is spearheading an initiative to develop state-specific practical guides to inform pregnant and parenting minors and their families of their legal rights and resources.

The first guides (available below) were written by the School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Using that model, with permission from UNC Chapel Hill, Florida attorneys developed a minors’/families’ guide for Florida (see below). The National Partnership has also prepared a guide for California.

North Carolina Guides

Pregnancy and Parenting: A Legal Guide for Adolescents (English, 2nd edition, 2006)
Pregnancy and Parenting: A Legal Guide for Adolescents (Spanish, 2nd edition, 2006)
Legal Guide: Public Schools and Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents (2004)
Legal Guide: Social Services for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents (2002)
Legal Guide: Health Care for Pregnant Adolescents (2001)

Florida Guide:

A Legal Guide for Pregnant Teens in Florida (English, 1st edition, 2009)

California Guide:

California Pregnant and Parenting Youth Guide (Website in English and Spanish)
California Pregnant and Parenting Youth Guide (English, 2nd edition, 2012)
Guía para jóvenes embarazadas y jóvenes con hijos en California (Spanish, 2nd edition, 2012)
Health Providers' Companion Guide to the California Pregnant and Parenting Youth Guide
Social Workers' Companion Guide to the California Pregnant and Parenting Youth Guide
Educators' Companion Guide to the California Pregnant and Parenting Youth Guide
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