Evidence to Action (E2A) Project's First-Time Parent Framework
The First Time Parent (FTP) Framework defines the FTP lifestage within the broader evolution of sexual and reproductive activity typically experienced over an individual’s lifetime—from puberty to parenthood and beyond, and also adapts the socio-ecological approach to understand the broader FTP social system, and the multiple personal and environmental factors/interactions that influence health choice and action.
Using these two lenses, the framework explores the health information and service needs, inter-relational dynamics, and underlying gender and social norms that influence young parents’ health and wellbeing over the course of the FTP lifestage.
The life-course lens provides a sense of FTPs in time—how they have arrived at this moment in their reproductive lives and how this experience can shape their future. The socio-ecological lens places FTPs within their social space—identifying the people, organizations, and norms that affect who they are and what they do.
Taken together, the framework can help programmers form a multi-dimensional understanding of FTPs and their main concerns. Importantly, all elements of the framework can be further contextualized based on available data and information (e.g., key health statistics, gender and social norms, etc.) to identify the country- or location-specific needs of new parents and opportunities for program intervention.
- Lessons Learned from an Integrated Approach for Reaching First-time Young Parents in Nigeria
- Scaling-Up First-Time and Young Parent Access to Postpartum Family Planning: Could Small Shifts Change the Game?
- Meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Young Married Women and First-time Parents Toolkit
- First Time Parents
- Training Tools: Providing Family Planning and Reproductive Health to Young Married Women and First-Time Parents in West Africa
- Beyond the ABCs of FTPs: A Deep Dive into Emerging Considerations for First Time Parent Programs
- Factors Impacting Use of Health Services by First-time/Young parents: A Formative Research Toolkit
- “Because my Husband and I Have Never Had a Baby Before…” Results and Lessons from Interventions with First-Time Parents in Madagascar, Mozambique, and Nigeria
- Connect: Increasing Use of Pospartum Family Planning by First-Time Parents
- Reaching the Youngest Moms and Dads: A Socio-Ecological View of Actors and Factors Influencing First-time Young Parents’ Use of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Madagascar
- Improving Family Planning Outcomes for First-Time Parents in the Greater Mahale Ecosystem of Tanzania (Brief)
- REAL Fathers Initiative
- Our First Baby: Health Education for Adolescents Who are Pregnant or First-Time Parents
- Addressing Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health and Family Planning Needs of Young, First-Time Parents in the Eastern Region of Burkina Faso
- Reaching Young Women and First-Time Moms with Friendly, Lifesaving Services in Madagascar
August 3, 2020