ERIC Number: ED283565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Career Education and Training for Teen Parents Program. Final Report.
The Career Education and Training for Teen Parents Program was implemented at Kishwaukee College (Malta, Illinois) to provide educational and vocational services to teen parents (ages 14 to 21) and to establish a regional delivery system and community linkages that would integrate training, education, and support services for teen parents in the college's district. The major accomplishments of the project between October 1, 1986 and June 30, 1987 included the following: (1) a profile of teen parents was formulated; (2) gaps in services available from social service agencies were identified; and educational assistance, support groups, family counseling, transportation, crisis intervention, a mentoring system, and parent training classes were offered to fill those gaps; (3) of the 63 teen parents referred to the program, 43 became participants, and received career and educational assessment and counseling services; (4) 15 short workshops on such topics as career options, care of the sick infant, money management, infant nutrition, and sexuality and birth control were offered; (5) child care, transportation, and financial assistance for tuition and fees were provided for participants; (6) a vocational exploration curriculum was developed for teen parents; and (7) a referral system was developed so that community agencies provided major services to teen parents and the Kishwaukee program provided supplementary services. The project report includes information on major accomplishments and findings, problems, and program evaluation and impact. Appendices provide a profile of the teen parent, and copies of news releases and consultant evaluations. (EJV)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Awareness, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Community Colleges, Early Parenthood, Family Life Education, Interest Inventories, Nontraditional Occupations, Parent Education, Parents, Program Descriptions, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Interests, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Kishwaukee Coll., Malta, IL.
Note: For related document, see JC 870 306.