Oct 2, 2018

Young parents and the challenge they face

There is a higher percentage of young parents living in Ohio and they face additional challenges as they work to raise their children and sustain their family. A new report released recently by the Annie E. Casey Foundation underlines the need for supportive programs. The Casey Foundation report emphasizes the importance of a father's involvement in a child's life and their development, but the Foundation's Rosa Maria Castaneda says many are often left out of programs that support young families.

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Castaneda says by helping young adult parents navigate the difficult transitions to work and higher education alongside parenthood, the odds can be changed for them, and their children.

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