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ERIC Number: ED017610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct-24
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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DEVELOPING A PROGRAM FOR PREGNANT TEENAGERS THROUGH THE COOPERATION OF SCHOOL, HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND FEDERAL AGENCIES.
LYONS, DOROTHY J.
AN INTERAGENCY PROGRAM FOR UNWED PREGNANT TEENAGERS IN THE LOS ANGELES PUBLIC SCHOOLS, FUNDED IN 1965 UNDER TITLE I OF THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT, OFFERS EDUCATIONAL, MEDICAL, SOCIAL, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES. IN ADDITION TO USING REGULAR PERSONNEL, THE PROGRAM ENLISTS THE COORDINATED EFFORTS OF THE ADOPTION BUREAU, THE BUREAU OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT, FAMILY SERVICE, AND THE DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT. THE PROGRAM IS CONDUCTED IN OR ADJACENT TO SIX LOS ANGELES DISTRICT HEALTH CENTERS. GIRLS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE IN THE PROGRAM UNTIL ABOUT 8 WEEKS AFTER CHILDBIRTH, AT WHICH TIME THEY CAN RETURN TO THEIR REGULAR SCHOOL. PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT AND GENERAL SCHOOL-COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION ARE ENCOURAGED. OF THE 266 PREGNANT GIRLS ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM DURING THE 1966-67 SCHOOL YEAR, 181 TERMINATED PREGNANCY DURING ENROLLMENT. THE AVERAGE AGE OF GIRLS REFERRED FOR SERVICE IS 15.8 YEARS, WITH A RANGE FROM 11.6 TO 18 YEARS. THE INTELLIGENCE RANGE OF THESE GIRLS HAS BEEN NORMAL AND THEY SEEM TO BE HIGHLY MOTIVATED. THIS SPEECH WAS PRESENTED AT A JOINT SESSION OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL HEALTH ASSOCIATION AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 24, 1967. (LB)
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Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Los Angeles); Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I