Bringing community-based care to women and their babies
A Doula Story, directed and produced by Danny Alpert of the Kindling Group, documents one woman’s fierce commitment to empower pregnant teenagers with the skills and knowledge they need to become confident, nurturing mothers. Using this story as a flashpoint for discussions about the need for quality, community-based care for underserved women, Active Voice and the Kindling Group launched a national campaign that included local cross-sector planning meetings, community screenings, and hands-on trainings for practitioners. Our campaign inspired the replication of the community-based model depicted in the film, and sparked new collaborations and public engagement to improve reproductive health care for women around the country.
The guide provides tools for individuals and organizations that work with and care about teen parents. The guide supports conversations that strengthen support for teen parents, supplements curriculum for educators and peer resource coordinators who work with teens, and provides tools for teen and family service providers. Download the guide here.