ERIC Number: ED251216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
New Futures School: An Overview.
New Futures School (NFS), located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a comprehensive program for adolescent parents. NFS is an alternative school of the Albuquerque Public Schools and is supported by a non-profit, community-based organization, New Futures, Inc. There are two departments of the NFS in-school program: the Perinatal Program, serving the teenager who enters during her pregnancy and remains until the end of the semester in which her child is born, and the Young Parents' Center, serving school-aged mothers and fathers who cannot successfully participate in a regular school program in the year(s) following the birth of their child(ren). Educational services of the NFS include academic classes required for high school graduation, special education classes, classes to prepare the young mother to care for herself during pregnancy, vocational classes, and classes in parenting and child development. Health services include individual health counseling, group health instruction, and nutrition counseling. Additionally, each client is provided individual counseling upon request. Each NFS student is involved in group counseling once a week through one of her classes, and weekly counseling groups are held for those young women who are considering relinquishing their children and for other students with special needs. NFS operates three child care facilities; offers employability training and vocational awareness instruction; and includes outreach, volunteer service, primary prevention, technical assistance, and networking functions. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: New Futures, Inc., Albuquerque, NM.; Albuquerque Public Schools, NM.
Identifiers: New Futures School NM; New Mexico (Albuquerque)
Note: Prepared at New Futures School.