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My First Baby: Guide for Adolescent Girls

This guide is divided up into chapters. Each chapter will focus on changes in the body before, during and after pregnancy. The chapters have a space for young girls to write down their thoughts and feelings during this time in their life. This is their workbook to keep and share with others.

Toolkit/ManualAdolescent ParentsFirst time parentsParenting programmesGlobalEnglishAdolescent parentsFirst time parentsParents and caregiversCommunity centerHealth care workersHome

Our First Baby: Health Education for Adolescents Who Are Pregnant of First-Time Parents

Save the Children’s Our First Baby Facilitators Guide provides important instructions to facilitate nine participatory sessions on sexual, reproductive, and child health for first-time young parents, including adolescents who are pregnant and their male partners. More specifically, topics covered in the sessions include fertility, antenatal care, care of the mother during pregnancy, first-time fatherhood, birth planning/delivery, newborn and postpartum care, exclusive breastfeeding, healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy, family planning, sexually transmitted infections, HIV, and gender-based violence.

Toolkit/ManualAdolescent ParentsFirst time parentsParenting programmesGlobalEnglishAdolescent parentsFirst time parentsParents and caregiversCommunity centerHealth care workersHome

Our First Baby: Engaging First-Time Mothers and Their Partners in Mozambique

Our First Baby (OFB) is a unique, couple-based approach to increase the use of reproductive, maternal, and newborn health (RMNH) care, including FP, among first-time parents (FTPs).

Grey LiteratureAdolescent ParentsFirst time parentsParenting programmesGlobalEnglishAdolescent parentsFirst time parentsParents and caregiversPolicy / Advocacy

Effect of a brief training program for primigravid adolescents on parenting self-efficacy and mother-infant bonding in the southeast of Iran

Annually, about 16 million adolescent girls give birth, accounting for 11% of all births world- wide. Ninety-five percent of these births occur in low- and middle-income countries, and previous studies have addressed the need for parenting interventions in developing countries with limited health care resources to improve parenting behaviors.

Published book or selected chaptersAdolescent ParentsFirst time parentsParenting programmesGlobalEnglishAdolescent parentsFirst time parentsParents and caregiversPublished article

Beyond the ABCs of FTPs: A deep dive into emerging considerations for first time parent programs

This brief presents the findings of a literature conducted by Save the Children, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in 2018. The literature review identified emerging program and research considerations for first-time (young) parents.

Grey LiteratureAdolescent ParentsFirst time parentsGlobalEnglishAdolescent parentsFirst time parentsParents and caregiversPolicy / Advocacy

Checklists for including children in humanitarian action – Response

These checklists for including children with disabilities in preparedness, recovery and reconstruction, and response and early recovery can be used in presentations and trainings that support the use of the booklets, or while assessing humanitarian programmes.
Toolkit/ManualHumanitarianGlobalArabicEnglishFrenchAcross childhoodParents and caregiversAdvocacyEducatorsFront line workerNonprofit organizations (NGOs)Other individuals and institutionsSocial activistsTechnical guidance

Checklists for including children in humanitarian action – Recovery

These checklists for including children with disabilities in preparedness, recovery and reconstruction, and response and early recovery can be used in presentations and trainings that support the use of the booklets, or while assessing humanitarian programmes.
Toolkit/ManualHumanitarianGlobalArabicEnglishFrenchAcross childhoodParents and caregiversAdvocacyEducatorsFront line workerNonprofit organizations (NGOs)Other individuals and institutionsSocial activistsTechnical guidance

Checklists for including children in humanitarian action – Preparedness

These checklists for including children with disabilities in preparedness, recovery and reconstruction, and response and early recovery can be used in presentations and trainings that support the use of the booklets, or while assessing humanitarian programmes.
Toolkit/ManualHumanitarianGlobalArabicEnglishFrenchAcross childhoodParents and caregiversAdvocacyEducatorsFront line workerNonprofit organizations (NGOs)Other individuals and institutionsSocial activistsTechnical guidance

The Need to Provide Holistic Support to young Children in Acute Emergencies

This brief is for ECD during acute emergencies. It highlights key recommendations for action, summarizes research and lessons learned from the field, and lifts the voices of those living and working on the frontlines of crises. It is meant to guide and influence advocacy and implementation.
AdvocacyGrey LiteratureHumanitarianGlobalArabicEnglishFrenchPortugueseSpanishAcross childhoodParents and caregiversAdvocacyEducatorsFront line workerNonprofit organizations (NGOs)Other individuals and institutionsSocial activistsTechnical guidance

Including Children with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action: Education

Including Children with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action: Education provides practical tips and offers entry points for making sure that education in emergencies takes children with disabilities into account.
Toolkit/ManualHumanitarianGlobalArabicEnglishFrenchSpanishAcross childhoodParents and caregiversAdvocacyEducatorsFront line workerNonprofit organizations (NGOs)Other individuals and institutionsSocial activistsTechnical guidance