ERIC Number: ED344058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
Teenage Mothers and the Family Support Act: What Works--"Carrots" or "Sticks"? Background Briefing Report.
Ooms, Theodora; Owen, Todd
Meeting highlights and a background briefing report are provided from a policy seminar, one in a series of monthly staff seminars titled "Family Centered Social Policy: The Emerging Agenda." The highlights summarize remarks by three panelists. Alan Hershey describes the Teenage Parent Demonstration in New Jersey and Illinois and addresses the operational lessons emerging thus far. Jodie Levin-Epstein bases her remarks on the Center for Law and Social Policy's monitoring and surveying of various states' implementation of the teen parent provisions of the Family Support Act. Paul Offner discusses employment programs for teen parents in Wisconsin and Ohio. An outline of points in the discussion concludes the highlights. The background briefing report begins with a look at the data and research that helped shape the welfare reform legislation. It then describes briefly community, statewide, and federal demonstration programs that have been exploring various ways to help teen mothers complete school and enter the labor force. It discusses what these programs are learning about the problems and circumstances teen mothers face. Key provisions of the Family Support Act are outlined, and some implementation issues with which states are dealing are discussed in light of the demonstration programs' experience. A list of 35 selected references are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Programs, Demonstration Programs, Early Parenthood, Employment Potential, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, High Schools, Incentives, Job Skills, Job Training, Pregnant Students, Program Implementation, Public Policy, Social Responsibility, State Programs, Unwed Mothers, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
Family Impact Seminar, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Washington, DC. Research and Education Foundation.
Identifiers: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Family Support Act 1988