ERIC Number: ED282096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
A Time for Transition. Teenage Parents and Employment.
National Child Labor Committee, New York, NY.
This publication reports on a study to examine the failures of social institutions to prepare teenage parents to support themselves and their chldren. Chapter 1 explores issues involved in helping young parents achieve economic independence. Obstacles to economic self-sufficiency are discussed. Chapter 2 reviews existing programs' attempts to meet the goal of economic self-sufficiency. Approaches that work are briefly described, and a program planning checklist is provided. Chapter 3 reviews the steps involved in building a community coalition with sufficient expertise and clout to act successfully as an advocate for change in policies that affect local service delivery. Chapter 4 considers the policy implications of improving services for teenage parents. Chapter 5 makes recommendations for an advocacy agenda. Chapter 6 provides information on additional resources to consult about improving employment and other important services for young parents. Organizations, publications, and programs are included. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Education, Child Welfare, Community Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Early Parenthood, Economic Opportunities, Employment Programs, Pregnancy, Program Development, Social Services, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
National Child Labor Committee, 1501 Broadway, Suite 1111, New York, NY 10036 ($10.00; 10 or more--20% discount).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers; Community
Authoring Institution: National Child Labor Committee, New York, NY.