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TAPP Resources

Teen Parents - Did you Know?

  • Nearly half of mothers ages 15-19 live below the poverty line (www.itsyoursexlife.com)
  • Your baby starts learning language when still inside the womb.
  • The Parents as Teachers with Sunnyside School District is an excellent program that helps teen parents learn more about how to educate their children. Learn more at: http://www.tucsonpat.org/.
  • Roughly 1 in 4 teens get pregnant (thenationalcampaign.org)
  • 39% of teens say they never thought about what their life would be like if they were to get pregnant or cause pregnancy (thenationalcampaign.org)
  • 7 in 10 pregnancies among single women 18 to 19 of age are unplanned. (www.itsyoursexlife.com)
  • Nearly 3 in 10 teen girls in the U.S. will get pregnant at least once before age 20. (www.itsyoursexlife.com)  

Parents as Teachers

A program for expectant parents and parents with children birth to 5 years of age.
PAT's Goals: To help every child have a good start in life, to reduce stress and maximize the pleasure of parenting practices. To provide early detection of development delays and health issues. To increase children's school readiness and school success.

Learn More at http://www.tucsonpat.org/
(520) 545-3650

The vision of the Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services is to be available to the adolescent population, and their families throughout the state, to positively affect the health and wellbeing of our community for future generations.

Our education and support programs on sexual health issues will improve the poor statictics our adolescents are experiencing due to detrimental influences in our society.

We Provide

  • Free Pregnancy Tests
  • Referrals as needed
  • One-on-One Mentoring
  • Case Management
  • Home Visits
  • Support Groups

(520) 888.2881

Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership is a free, voluntary program that partners first-time moms with nurses. When you enroll in the program, a trained nurse will visit you in your home until your baby turns two years old.
Programs Goals are:

  • Improve pregnancy outcomes
  • Improve childcare and development
  • Improve economic self-sufficiency of the family

Learn More at: www.nursefamilypartnership.org
(520) 881-0001

Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona

Providing diapers to children and adults through a collaborative community partnership that increases the health, wellness, security and independence of the diverse populations served.



MYTH: If I use birth control, I don't need to worry about STDs - right?

FACT: Birth control methods, like the pill, patch, Depo, ring, and IUD, while very effective at preventing pregnancy, do NOT protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV.

  • Condoms are the only method of protection against BOTH STDs and pregnancy.
  • For maximum protection, use both a birth control method, like the Pill or Depo, with condoms.
  • To further reduce risk of getting or passing on an STD, discuss with a healthcare provider about getting tested for STDs, including HIV, before becoming intimate, and talk openly with your partner(s).

Find out more: http://www.itsyoursexlife.com/stds-testing-gyt/faq/top-10-sex-myths

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) weakens the human immune system, and eventually causes AIDS if not treated. About 50,000 new infections occur each year in the United States and 1.1 million people are already living with HIV.
  • 34% of female testing positive for chlamydia in Pima County are high school aged (thenationalcampaign)

Preparing to Give Birth

Did you know: The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.

Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.

Learn more at: http://www.dona.org/

Want to talk to a local expert?

A Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) is a specialist in normal pregnancy and childbirth, family planning and preventative women’s health care . We are Registered Nurses who have completed an accredited Master’s level program in Nurse-Midwifery. CNMs are independent providers certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board, licensed in the State of Arizona, with the privilege to prescribe medications and admit women to the hospital. When necessary, we work in collaboration with physicians and other providers to provide high quality and safe care.


Learn more at: http://www.elrio.org/service/midwifery/



Did you Know?

Breastfeeding produces a hormone that helps you with the stress of being a new mom!

Learn more at:

La Leche League





Birth Control

Support for your Family

Did you Know?

More than 3 out of 4 households in the United States are not married heterosexual couples with biological children.

Strong Families is a multiyear national initiative to change the way people think, feel and act in support of families.
Learn more at: http://strongfamiliesmovement.org/

UPDATED APR 24, 2017 10:17 AM