ERIC Number: ED314222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Guide for New Mexico Teens Talk.
Mokler, Mary M.
Teens Talk is a project conducted to develop peer leadership among pregnant/parenting teens (both male and female) by participation in panels. After training, the panels present information as well as experiences and attitudes to adult community groups to raise awareness and support, to youth groups to prevent teen pregnancy, and to other pregnant/parenting teens for whatever is needed at the time. This Learning Guide contains information on forming new teen panels in rural communities in New Mexico. Emphasis is on ingredients that make a panel function well, given the cultural differences, geographic distances, and rural and isolated nature of many New Mexico communities. The Learning Guide serves as a tool for adult facilitators who wish to use a teen panel to facilitate peer leadership among pregnant/parenting teens or to get information to other groups. Sections cover: (1) reasons for the panel format; (2) advantages of the panel over the support group; (3) steps in setting up Teens Talk programs; and (4) considerations in working with pregnant and parenting teens. Eleven additional resources are listed. (ALL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Early Parenthood, Peer Counseling, Peer Influence, Pregnant Students, Rural Areas, Rural Youth, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Unwed Mothers, Youth Problems
New Mexico Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting, P.O. Box 35997, Albuquerque, NM 87110.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Mexico State Dept. of Health and Environment, Santa Fe.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting, Albuquerque.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico