ERIC Number: ED331920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Seeking Success: Educating Pregnant and Parenting Teenagers.
Conference of Large City Boards of Education, Albany, NY.
This report presents case studies of pregnant and parenting teenagers in the "Big Five School Districts," New York State's five largest urban school districts: Buffalo, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse, and Yonkers. Adolescent parents and their children depend heavily on a number of services to survive, including education, health, and social services. While some programs exist that provide a coordinated range of comprehensive services, many others are piecemeal and fragmented and operate in isolation from each other. Holistic service networks are critical in helping adolescent mothers succeed as students and parents. This report presents 16 problems and recommendations specific to the needs of pregnant and parenting teenage students. The report proposes a model education program to coordinate available services and suggests additional health and social services. The case manager is seen as the critical link between school and other essential services as well as the means to save money by avoiding duplication. While schools cannot and should not assume complete responsibility for noneducational services, they are crucial in coordinating educational and social service agencies. Recommendations are included for both in-school and community day care programs. The report includes a bibliography listing 41 references. (AF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Conference of Large City Boards of Education, Albany, NY.
Identifiers: New York