ERIC Number: ED309377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Implementation of a Learning Program To Train Adolescent Mothers To Live Independently.
Because of a lack of training, most adolescent mothers are not prepared to live independently. Accordingly, a learning program was designed to improve training for adolescent mothers to better prepare them for living independently. The learning program, implemented in 10 weeks, consisted of eight training sessions geared to the areas of basic life skills, such as obtaining services, money management, employment, transportation, housing, meal preparation, home maintenance, and leisure time activities. Each session focused on specific goals and was conducted by professionals within the community. The participants completed a pretest/posttest and a pre/post-survey evaluating their perceptions of their skills. The pre/post-survey was also completed by the case manager of the young mothers. The mothers exhibited improved lifeskills as evidenced by their scores on the pretests/posttests and also appeared to have improved their self-images and how others perceived their lifeskills through their participation in the program. (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.