Pregnant and Parenting Aboriginal Teens

Pimotisiwin: A Good Path for Pregnant and Parenting Aboriginal Teens

Pimotisiwin is an Ojibwe word that means following a good way or a good path. This resource will help you support Aboriginal children and youth, to live a good life on a good path.

This resource was developed in response to the high rate of Aboriginal youth who are pregnant and parenting, and the disparities in income and health in Aboriginal children and families in Ontario. This resource will help service providers in supporting Aboriginal teens who are pregnant and parenting, as well as their children. To provide continuity, the resource also includes brief information about preventing teen pregnancies. The information will assist in strengthening programs and services in a culturally appropriate manner.

The content is relevant to health care providers, early childhood educators, teachers, prenatal service providers, parenting program staff, and others who come into contact with Aboriginal teens who are pregnant or parenting.

To access this resource, go to:

http://beststart.org/resources/aboriginal_health.html