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Resource Mothers Program

Implementation support is not currently available for the model as reviewed.

Model Overview

Last Updated

March 2010


Theoretical Model

The Resource Mothers Program was developed to provide education and social support to pregnant and parenting teenagers by using specially trained Resource Mothers, home visitors who are successful parents themselves, drawn from the local community. 


Model Components

The primary service provided by the Resource Mothers Program is education and support through home visits. The home visits are structured, and education objectives supplement and reinforce the services the adolescents receive in clinical and similar settings. The Resource Mothers fulfill the roles of teacher, role model, reinforcer, friend, and facilitator. They emphasize the parent’s ability to influence the child’s development. The Resource Mothers also often provide transportation to mother and child health visits.


Target Population

The program targets at-risk, pregnant adolescents.


Where to Find Out More

A national organization for the Resource Mothers Program does not exist.