Picture Perfect: A Snapshot of What Helps Teen Families Grow & Thrive (Infographic)

Picture Perfect_FINALPregnant and parenting teens are extremely motivated to offer their children a good life, and with the right supports, they can be successful adults and parents. Healthy Teen Network’s new infographic, “Picture Perfect: A Snapshot of What Helps Teen Families Grow & Thrive,” illustrates the diverse and unique needs teen parents have with growing up and building a healthy family.

Alexandra Eisler

Alexandra Eisler

The “Picture Perfect” infographic was designed by Cheri Gilmore, who is a former teen mom, in partnership with Healthy Teen Network Training and Technical Assistance Manager, Alexandra Eisler. Cheri volunteered for this project through Catchafire, a skills-based volunteer matchmaking service for nonprofit organizations. Cheri was drawn to Healthy Teen Network because, she explained, “I understand and value the importance of vital resources this organization provides in the support of young families.”

The content in the infographic draws on the best practices and research described in the Healthy Teen Network publication A BDI Logic Model for Working with Young Families Resource Kit. This infographic can be shared electronically or printed as an 11”x17” color poster. (Click on the infographic above to enlarge.)

More About Cheri Gilmore

Cheri Gilmore

Cheri Gilmore

Originally from Festus, MO Cheri enjoys photography, graphic arts, cooking, jewelry sales, and, of course, spending time with family and friends. She is a former teen mom, residing with her husband Mark in Festus with their children, Kayla, 25, Kyle 23, and Draven 8.  They also have two grandchildren Ellie, 4 and Rocco, 1.

Suggested Citation: Gilmore, C., Eisler, A. (2014). Picture Perfect: A Snapshot of what helps teen families grow & thrive. Baltimore, Maryland: Healthy Teen Network. https://healthyteennetwork.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/picture-perfect_final.jpg


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  1. I really like your infographic! I shared it on our blog here: http://bit.ly/1yol9F6. Have you heard about two-generation approaches to help young parents and their children? The infographic essentially presents the needs that two-generation approaches attempt to address in a comprehensive way. Instead of having the parent and their child walk through a new front door for every service they need, two-generation approaches are used by organizations and services providers in order to be a one-stop resource for these resilient families.

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