ERIC Number: ED158180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of a Field Study: Programs, Services, and Approaches Toward the Reduction of Adolescent Pregnancy. Final Report.
This field survey relative to adolescent pregnancy was undertaken through site visits and interviews. Data indicated that: (1) while many people are carrying out excellent programs and activities, the numbers are small compared to the need; (2) in some types of services the old tried-and-found-wanting approaches are perpetuated; (3) in some, helping professionals won't help adolescents; (4) certain areas of the country offer very few services in the face of obvious need; (5) there are resources as yet untapped--older people and adolescnets themselves; (6) financial and human resources have not been used to their best potential; (7) media resources have not been used beyond a small per cent of their capacity to affect knowledge and attitudes for healthy change; (8) no national priority for youth and no national policy for youth or the family exists; (9) one of the greatest needs appears to be in the area of interacting and communicating as caring human beings; (10) behavioral research has shown some new facets to human behavior in this rapidly changing society and there are new stresses on youth and their families as a result of these changes. (Author/RF)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Life Education, Health Education, Health Programs, Parenthood Education, Pregnancy, Pregnant Students, Program Descriptions, Psychological Services, Sex Education, Social Services, Surveys, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Secretary's Advisory Committee on the Rights and Responsibilities of Women.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: A final report submitted to the Health Subcommittee of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on the Rights and Responsibilities of Women, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare