Teenage parents face an array of challenges that are unique to their situation. This course is designed to prepare our Doulas to serve them during Birth and Postpartum by adapting the five facets of support to meet their circumstantial needs.

Course Prerequisite: Madriella Birth Doula Certification, Madriella Postpartum Doula Certification, and the Madriella Professional Development Course.

Course Requirements:
There is no textbook required for this course.


Module 1 Introduction
Unit 1 Welcome
Unit 2 Legal Issues with Teen Parents
Unit 3 Research Assignment #1 Reporting Obligation
Unit 4 Serving the underserved
Unit 5 The Five Facets of Support for Young Parents
Unit 6 Facet 1 Emotional Support
Unit 7 Facet 2 Physical Support
Unit 8 Facet 3 Informational Support
Unit 9 Facet 4 Partner Reinforcement
Unit 10 Facet 5 Self-Advocacy
Module 2 An overview of Younger Parents
Unit 1 How do you view teen pregnancy?
Unit 2 The Prevalence of Young Parenthood in the USA
Unit 3 The Prevalence of Young Parenthood in Other Countries
Unit 4 The Physical State of Adolescence
Unit 5 The Cognitive State of Adolescence
Unit 6 Myths and Popular Perceptions of Teen Parents
Module 3 Specific Challenges for Young Parents
Unit 1 Physiological Challenges
Unit 2 Educational Challenges
Unit 3 Social Challenges
Unit 4 Economic Challenges
Unit 5 Relationship Challenges
Module 4 Planning for success
Unit 1 Defining Success With Young Parents
Unit 2 Successful Teen Pregnancies
Unit 3 Successful Teen Births
Unit 4 Successful Teen Parenting
Unit 5 Safe-Haven Laws
Unit 6 Adoption
Module 5 Final exam
Unit 1 The Final Exam