ERIC Number: ED308348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Teenage Parent Coping Skills. [Teenage Parent Program] Annual Report--FY 87.
Owensboro Public Schools, KY.
In an attempt to deal with teenage pregnancy, the Owensboro, Kentucky, City School System operated the Teenage Parent Program, an inner-city program for pregnant teenagers from all schools in Daviess County. A "Coping Skills Project" was designed to enhance this program by improving parenting attitudes and skills, increasing career awareness, and providing a proper single-parent role model to interact with these teenagers. During the project, assessment instruments were revised, and a videocassette recorder and cassette tapes were purchased. Teachers taped and edited public and educational television programs and used them to teach parenting skills and attitudes at much lower cost than purchasing commercial products. A teacher's aide who was a single parent was hired to interact with the students individually, in small groups, and in the classroom. As a result of the project, scores on parenting attitudes tests, career awareness tests, and parenting skills tests improved, though some students were not in the project long enough to be measured on all outcomes. The project was judged a success and was scheduled to continue, with revisions, for the next year. (Report includes a list of videocassette titles and sample crossword puzzles.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Owensboro Public Schools, KY.