ERIC Number: ED324589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Reducing Adolescent Pregnancy: The Next Steps for Program, Research and Policy.
Family Life Educator, v9 n1 Fall 90 spec iss
This special issue of the "Family Life Educator" features a planning document on adolescent pregnancy prevention designed to assist communities throughout the United States in translating the National Research Council's recommendations and strategies from the "Risking the Future" study into steps for future action. An introduction provides a general overview of the problem and of strategies for attacking it, and explains the genesis and purpose of the document. This is followed by three sections with the following headings: (1) Helping Teens Wait: Abstinence Education; (2) When Teens Don't Wait: Encouraging Contraception; and (3) Reasons to Wait: Enhancing Life Options. A brief concluding summary encourages communities to use the strategies and action steps included in the document in their efforts to meet the challenge of preventing adolescent pregnancy. The summary also enumerates the key factors that have been found to be present in successful programs: early intervention, accessibility and acceptability, continuity of services over an extended period of time, targeting of strategies to meet the varying needs of young people, multipronged and integrated approaches that incorporate a variety of concurrent strategies within a comprehensive community-wide plan, and broad-based commitment from major community institutions. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Early Parenthood, Pregnancy, Prevention, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Unwed Mothers
Network Publications/ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 (Order No. 932, $13.50, quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - General
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Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.; General Service Foundation, Boulder, CO.
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Note: "Special Issue."