ERIC Number: ED251559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Building Self-Sufficiency in Pregnant and Parenting Teens. Final Implementation Report of Project Redirection.
Branch, Alvia; And Others
This six-chapter document constitutes the final implementation report of Project Redirection, a demonstration of a comprehensive program designed to provide a range of services to adolescents who are pregnant or have children. Following an introductory chapter, chapter II examines characteristics of the four sites where programs were set up to recruit teens and to maintain enrollment levels throughout the demonstration, and describes the structure of the program, as defined by staffing levels and service linkage. Chapter III deals with the capacity of the sites to maintain and strengthen the key elements of the program model, and describes how the program attempted to bring about change in teens' behavior. Chapter IV presents the "community woman" component, a volunteer service described as the most innovative of the program's features. Chapter V examines the effectiveness of sites in scheduling services for teens and how intensively participants utilized these services, and also discusses length of stay and other issues of participation. The chapter concludes with an analysis of program costs, focusing on unit costs and the costs of site operations. Finally, chapter VI summarizes the key implementation lessons and their implications for replicating Project Redirection. Appendices provide an account of the experiences of two of the sites (Boston and Detroit), a sample individual participant plan, and a bibliography. (CMG)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Black Youth, Community Services, Contraception, Disadvantaged, Early Parenthood, Educational Philosophy, Employment Potential, Females, Hispanic Americans, Job Skills, Participant Characteristics, Program Content, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Self Esteem, Staff Role
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Grant (W.T.) Foundation, New York, NY.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.