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Answer if you are Expecting or Parenting (if not, go to
next page)
Ask your TA, teacher, or leader for assistance in linking to support.
Who is your go-to person (or who could it be) for questions about the pregnancy
and baby?
Is there a family center or a young parents’ group in your area that offers workshops and support? Ask your
teacher, group leader, or the staff at your local library, community, or public health center for resources on
how to best nurture your child’s development. (e.g., ZeroToThree.org, Parents.com, Fatherhood.gov, and
the CDC are good starting places). Resources I found:
Flip back and look at your response on page 51 about your relationship reality. Is your relationship safe? If
not, are you getting help to leave safely?
If you and your partner want a future, what do each of you need to work on? (For example: work on
communication skills, deepen our friendship, have more fun together, attend a relationship skills workshop,
finish my schooling, find employment, stay sober, etc.)
How will your child benefit if you can cooperate? See handouts When Parents Aren’t Together (13e) and
Child Support (13d).
How will waiting on a 2nd child until your life is more settled benefit you and your child?
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