ERIC Number: ED299744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Team Education for Adolescent Mothers.
Mitchell, Helen; Casto, Glendon
Project TEAM (Team Education for Adolescent Mothers) is a support program designed to counteract the socioeconomic consequences of early childbearing, by developing a model for providing high-quality care services for pregnant adolescents, adolescent parents, their infants, and their extended families. The project has four site locations: Washington High School and the Area Vocational Center, Ogden, Utah; Washoe High School, Reno, Nevada; Shiprock Alternative High School, Shiprock, New Mexico; and Monument Valley, San Juan, and Whitehorse High School at the Southeastern Utah Navajo Reservation. The program's four intervention components include health care, structured group counseling, child development assessments and parenting instruction, and a volunteer role model component. The components are delivered in such a way that the adolescent mother receives intense services during her initial involvement with the program and then less intense services as the adolescent becomes more responsible and is able to function more independently. A program evaluation of the small number of subjects who have completed the program's posttests showed no significant differences between the treatment group and a control group on any of the assessment instruments. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Development, Early Parenthood, Group Counseling, High Schools, Infant Behavior, Intervention, Medical Services, Mothers, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Pregnancy, Pregnant Students, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Role Models, Social Services, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Early Intervention Research Inst.
Note: In: Alternative Futures for Rural Special Education. Proceedings of the Annual ACRES (American Council on Rural Special Education) National Rural Special Education Conference; see EC 211 005.