ERIC Number: ED349496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Alaska's Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenthood Task Force. Report to the Legislature.
Alaska Pregnancy and Parenthood Task Force, Juneau.
This report from the Alaska Pregnancy and Parenthood Task Force to the Alaska State Legislature presents the group's mission statement, their goals and objectives, and resulting recommendations on pregnancy prevention and prenatal and parenting services. The bulk of the report proposes and discusses the following recommendations: (1) fund a peer counselor program; (2) coordinate clinical, family planning, and prenatal services delivery; (3) require comprehensive school health education K-12; (4) conduct a statewide public awareness campaign and local prevention projects; (5) adopt a case management model for adolescent parents; (6) establish a day care assistance program; (7) increase qualifications and availability of day care providers; (8) educate and aid adolescent parents in obtaining quality day care; (9) implement day care centers in local schools or at coordinated sites; (10) identify the Governor's Commission on Children and Youth as the oversight body for implementation of the Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenthood Task Force recommendations; (11) encourage the Governor's Commission on Children and Youth to give more consideration to the needs of adolescents than has been given in the past; (12) provide adequate funding to school districts for school health services; and (13) develop a report on the costs of supporting adolescents and their offspring as compared to the costs of preventing adolescent pregnancies. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Pregnancy and Parenthood Task Force, Juneau.