ERIC Number: ED270714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Teen Parent Collaboration: Reaching and Serving the Teenage Father.
Klinman, Debra G.; And Others
This document reports on the collaborative effort of eight community foundations across the country in a demonstration project aimed at encouraging agencies which already work with teenage mothers and their children to extend services to teenage fathers and prospective fathers. The program described offered the young men a range of services to increase their potential for contributing to the financial support of the child, the social and emotional development of the child, the child's health, and family planning. It is noted that the young men who used the program came from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds; were poor, often uneducated, and often unemployed; and were committed to their female partners and children. Components of successful programs are discussed, including a committed administrator, comprehensive services, and a realistic caseload. Counseling, assistance in returning to school or completing diploma requirements, and job training/referral are presented as highlights of the program. This report is divided into sections discussing the problem, goals, participants, documentation process, development of the collaboration, myths surrounding teenage fathers, and critical ingredients of service programs for teenage fathers. A reference list and agency/funding source descriptions are appended. (ABL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Demonstration Programs, Early Parenthood, Fathers, Males, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Social Services, Young Adults
Bank Street College of Education, 610 West 112th Street, Research Division, New York, NY 10025 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY.