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How does the Teen Parents Support Programme work?
After you make contact with the service, a TPSP project worker will meet you to talk about your  needs and how the TPSP could support you during your pregnancy and after the birth of your baby.

You can meet the project worker on your own, as a couple, with a member of your family or with someone else of your choice.

You can meet in your own home, at the TPSP office or somewhere else where you feel comfortable.

Ongoing support is provided on a one-to-one basis, through group activities or through referral to other sources of support.


What kind of support will you get?
This will depend on what you need.

The workers in the TPSP will give you one-one support to deal with your own individual situation. For example:

You can talk about how your pregnancy is affecting you and how it is affecting your relationship with those around you - such as the other parent of your child and your own parents.

The TPSP workers can support you to take care of yourself and your baby both before and after the birth and help you adjust to your new roles and responsibilities as a parent.

They can inform you about your rights as your child's father or mother.
They can give you information and support with regard to your welfare rights and entitlements, accommodation, education, training or childcare.
The TPSP project workers will know the other supports and services for young parents in your area and, if you wish, can put you in touch with them or speak with them on your behalf.

The TPSP also provides support and information for grandparents and other family members.

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Becoming a parent

Parenting alone

Information for unmarried parents

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