ERIC Number: ED263223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting (TAPP) Project, October 1, 1982-September 30, 1983.
San Francisco Family Service Agency, CA.; California Univ., San Francisco. Inst. for Health Policy Studies.
This report describes and evaluates the second year (1982-83) of the Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Project (TAPP) of San Francisco. The goals of this project, described in an introductory summary, are to improve maternal and child health, increase school enrollment for pregnant teenagers, increase the involvement of young fathers with their infants, reduce the rate of subsequent unwanted births, and increase the involvement of families. The evaluation findings are divided into three sections: an analysis of client data, a survey of a random sample of TAPP clients, and a survey of providers who referred clients to TAPP. General program success is described in each of these areas. It is reported that the average weight of babies born to TAPP mothers was above the average for San Francisco newborns, that the repeat birth rate for TAPP clients was very low, and that school dropout rates were much lower than the national dropout rate for teen mothers. Moreover, according to the statistics presented, the majority of clients and providers felt their expectations of the program had been fulfilled. (Thirty-seven statistical tables are provided in this report.) (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs (PHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Francisco Family Service Agency, CA.; California Univ., San Francisco. Inst. for Health Policy Studies.
Identifiers - Location: California (San Francisco)