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ERIC Number: ED001599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 25
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CYESIS PROGRAM.
DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR 1964-1965 APPROXIMATELY 300 SCHOOL AGE GIRLS WILL COME TO THE ATTENTION OF THE SCHOOLS BECAUSE OF PREGNANCY. IN THE PAST, ABOUT 60 PERCENT OF SUCH GIRLS HAVE RECEIVED EITHER INDIVIDUAL HOME INSTRUCTION OR HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED TO RECEIVE GROUP INSTRUCTION AT ONE OF THE TWO CYESIS CENTERS. A CASE SELECTION COMMITTEE REVIEWS AND ASSIGNS GIRLS TO THE CENTERS IF THEY QUALIFY. REASONS FOR REJECTION INCLUDE THE REFUSAL OF A PARENT TO GRANT PERMISSION OR POOR MOTIVATION. THE PROGRAM AT THE TWO RECREATION CENTERS IS IN OPERATION FIVE DAYS A WEEK. THE GIRLS RECEIVE FOUR HOURS OF ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION EACH SCHOOL DAY AND AN ADDITIONAL SIX HOURS PER WEEK OF HEALTH EDUCATION, COUNSELING AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES. WRITTEN PROCEDURES, A SCHEDULE OF CLASSES, AND A LIST OF FORMS DEVELOPED FOR REPORTING AND DATA-COLLECTING PURPOSES ARE INCLUDED. GROUP COUNSELING FOR MOTHERS HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY THE Y.W.C.A. RESEARCH AND EVALUATION OF THE CYESIS PROGRAM FALL INTO THREE CATEGORIES--(1) GENERAL DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS ABOUT ALL SCHOOL-AGE PREGNANT GIRLS INCLUDING SCHOOL RECORDS AND THE NUMBER WHO RETURN TO SCHOOL, (2) DETAILED DESCRIPTIVE TECHNIQUES ABOUT THOSE WHO ATTEND THE CENTER INCLUDING FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS, ATTITUDES, AND DATING HABITS, AND (3) COMPARISONS BETWEEN GIRLS ATTENDING THE CENTER AND A CONTROL GROUP RECEIVING HOME INSTRUCTION. POST PROGRAM ADJUSTMENT AND PERFORMANCE AT SCHOOL WILL BE STUDIED. THE EFFECTS ON MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH WILL ALSO BE STUDIED. PROCEDURES ARE PROPOSED WHICH ARE INTENDED TO FACILITATE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION. EACH PARTICIPATING AGENCY WILL HAVE SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY.
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Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Oakland)