Home Visits for Teen Parents


Skill-Building & Education

The Teen Parent Program tailors family support services to meet the individual needs of program participants through a strength-based, family-focused approach.

Family support workers provide in-home parent skill building and child development education utilizing Parents as Teachers, a curriculum focused on parents being the first and most important teacher in their child’s life.

Special emphasis is placed on:

  • a parent’s role in fostering healthy growth and development during the early years of their child’s life
  • creating a nurturing home environment
  • child development
  • positive discipline
  • role modeling
  • age appropriate expectations
One of UAY's Teen Parents drops off her daughter for Respite Childcare
Medical Care

Many changes occur for young women during pregnancy and all new parents have many questions. This is why a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) is available to provide pre-and post-natal home visits to young families, as well as acute care visits. The PNP does not replace the child’s primary care doctor, but provides additional care and education in a home setting. If a family does not have a primary care doctor, the PNP will help a young family find a doctor that is right for them.

Services provided by the PNP include:

  • Pre-natal and childbirth education
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Well child checks/screenings
  • Developmental screening
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Information on child growth and development
  • Breastfeeding information and support
  • Acute care visits

United Action for Youth
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 892
Iowa City, Iowa 52244
Fax: 319-337-7999

Main Office and 24 Hour Crisis Line
1700 S First Ave Suite 14

Youth Center
355 Iowa Avenue