ERIC Number: ED267295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Employment and Training for Adolescent Parents.
Consortium on Education for Employment, Washington, DC.
This resource guide informs state policymakers about the magnitude of the adolescent parenthood phenomenon and the services needed by adolescent parents to help them participate in the labor market. It also provides resources for serving adolescent parents. Statistical background is presented first. Consequences associated with adolescent parenthood are then discussed, including less education, reduced employment opportunities, increased risk of divorce and poverty, psychosocial consequences, effects on the young mother's family, consequences for the young father, implications for the children of adolescent parents, and costs to society. Lists are also provided of personal and environmental obstacles to labor market participation by adolescent parents. A history of services to adolescent parents covers national as well as state and local efforts. The following section identifies some resources at federal, state, and local levels that have been tapped to provide assistance to programs for adolescent parents. A catalog of innovative programs for adolescent parents contains abstracts describing comprehensive programs for adolescent parents, all of which encourage employability development. Strategies for improving service delivery to adolescent parents are then suggested. An appendix contains descriptions of federal programs that may be accessed to provide services to adolescent parents. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Ancillary School Services, Career Education, Child Rearing, Day Care, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Early Parenthood, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Females, Job Skills, Nontraditional Occupations, Parenthood Education, Policy Formation, Pregnancy, Program Descriptions, Resources, State Aid, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education, Youth Problems
National Governors' Association, Publications Dept., 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20001 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Youth Programs.
Authoring Institution: Consortium on Education for Employment, Washington, DC.