TITLE

ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF A MENTORING PROGRAM FOR PREGNANT AND PARENTING TEENS

AUTHOR(S)
Rowen, Wilsherl Dennise; Shaw-Perry, Mary; Rager, Robin
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2005, Vol. 20 Issue 3/4, p225
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Research on teen pregnancy and parenthood indicates that teens are unprepared for parenting, and are likely to struggle socially and economically due to limited education and employment opportunities. A formative research study conducted focus groups at an alternative school of choice in an urban school district to explore teen perceptions and beliefs about pregnancy and parenting. This paper reviews the literature and formative research findings describing pregnant and parenting teens' expressed needs for support and mentoring programs. The review explains the essential components of mentoring programs the teens believe would help them become successful young women and good parents.
ACCESSION #
23652086

 

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