ERIC Number: ED179861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-21
Reference Count: 0
Community-Based Feminist Programming for Girls: An Approach to Pregnancy Prevention.
Frankford, Evelyn R.
This program seeks to prevent adolescent pregnancy and childbearing through a community-based feminist social service program serving teenage girls. This DAWN program, Discovery and Awareness for Women Now, was initiated as a result of the Women's Movement which has had a serious and positive impact on the lives of most adult women. Yet, teenage girls, particularly the low-income girls in this local community, were virtually unaffected by these changes. Three major program goals have been: (1) to increase awareness, and to develop the skills for taking advantage of existing options for young women; (2) to develop more positive self-images; and (3) to become involved in activities that promote physical and mental well-being and expand social horizons. Activities, trips and sex education were provided in response to staff's perception of the girls' needs. The pregnancy prevention approach addresses the issues of control, decision-making and future orientation, so the girls will become responsible for their own lives. (Author/BMW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 19-22, 1978)