ERIC Number: ED335589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Helping Pregnant and Parenting Students Complete Their Education: An Intervention Program Guide.
Flamer, Mary Guess
This guide was designed to help local educators develop and implement a comprehensive program to support pregnant and parenting teenagers and assure them access to the resources and models they need to complete their education. Section I includes an overview of the demands faced by these young people and reviews the available research on pregnancy, parenting, and staying in school. Section II describes the characteristics of a model intervention program for pregnant and parenting teenagers. It lists considerations for establishing a program then goes on to discuss these program components: (1) basic academic and life skills education for pregnant and parenting students; (2) social services counseling; (3) infant care; and (4) health services. A discussion of teenage fathers is included. Section III provides a listing of federal and state funding available for programs that address the needs of pregnant and parenting students. Each listing is accompanied by a brief overview of program features. Information related to pregnant and parenting teenagers is appended, including laws; sample school policies; an annotated listing of curricula, curricular aids, and other resources; a list of model programs; a list of New Jersey state programs; and a list of organizations and associations. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of General Academic Education.