ERIC Number: ED290116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Blueprint for Action: Dialogues from Wingspread II. Proceedings of the Conference on Adolescent Pregnancy: State Action on Adolescent Pregnancy (2nd, Racine, Wisconsin, August 10-12, 1986).
Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies, Inc., Washington, DC.; American Public Welfare Association, Washington, DC.; Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
The purpose of the conference reported in this document was to improve and coordinate state-level efforts to ameliorate the crisis of adolescent pregnancy. The document includes summaries of addresses by Edgar May, vice-president of the American Public Welfare Association's board of directors; Ann Rosewater, staff director of the Select Committee of Children, Youth, and Families of the United States House of Representatives; and Stephen Heintz, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Income Maintenance. May stresses the need for state action in combating the problem of teenage pregnancy, Rosewater examines teenage pregnancy issues from the federal perspective, and Heintz discusses adolescent pregnancy within the larger social context of poverty in the United States. Statements are included from two panels of speakers representing human services, health, education, and employment and training programs in different states: (1) Linda Reivitz (Wisconsin); (2) Suzanne Dandoy (Utah); (3) Jerry Evans (Idaho); (4) Sallie Soule (Vermont); (5) Robert Fulton (Oklahoma); (6) Bernard Turnock (Illinois); (7) Adna Thomas (West Virginia); and (8) Lorraine Aronson (Connecticut). Also included is a statement by Irving Harris, a spokesperson from private business who is also president of a fund for pregnancy prevention programs. Small group meetings were held to allow state teams to form strategies and these strategies are summarized in team reports from 15 states. Also included are an address by Robert Ivry speaking for the "New Chance" intervention program and conference chairperson Ruth Massinga's summary of opportunities for action. (NB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies, Inc., Washington, DC.; American Public Welfare Association, Washington, DC.; Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Note: Also sponsored by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers. Printed in colored ink on colored paper.