ERIC Number: ED263225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Project. 1983-84 Annual Report and Evaluation.
San Francisco Family Service Agency, CA.; California Univ., San Francisco. Inst. for Health Policy Studies.
The Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Project (TAPP) of San Francisco is a city-wide interagency service system coordinated by the city's Family Service Agency and Unified School District. Clients participate in pre- or post-natal service systems that provide free, personal, and continuous counseling for up to three years. Case managers identify and assess clients, plan services, link clients with needed services, monitor service delivery, and provide client advocacy. Major findings of TAPP's evaluation for 1983-84 were the following: (1) TAPP, in its third year of operation, showed an increased number (271) and type of referrals, reflecting the development of a network of professional contacts and the program's positive city-wide acceptance; (2) TAPP's Fatherhood Project, in operation since 1983, has had a significant impact in increasing the participation of adolescent fathers; (3) the majority of TAPP clients were between 15 and 17, and 67% lived with their parents; (4) of clients leaving the program in 1983-84, 25% left with "self-sufficiency" status; (5) babies born to participating teens were higher in weight than babies born to non-participating teens, but improvements in birth outcomes are still necessary; (6) significantly more female clients who were not enrolled in school at entry to TAPP attended school during pregnancy than remained dropouts; and (7) case managers were found to play a major role in the positive impact of the TAPP project. (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)