ERIC Number: ED346353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
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Implementation of a Teen-Age Parenting Support Group in the School Setting.
Becher, Elisa Ann
There was a need for the teenage parents (in the teen-age parenting support group) to be accepted by their peers and to be able to comfortably communicate and express their feelings and concerns about parenting. There were many programs to help teenage parents before the birth of their child, but none after the birth when the stress of having to cope with parenthood is complicated by being an adolescent student. This program was developed to help support the students through the difficult time of becoming a parent. The group consisted of black female teenage mothers (N=10) who met once a week for 10 weeks. The students compiled a list of concerns that were to be addressed during the meetings. The topics included relationships; feelings; values and goals; expectations versus reality of parenting; discipline; coping skills; time management; child care; and educational and vocational goals. Individuals from the school and community were called upon as guest speakers. The students responded to questionnaires about their values and concerns. The students favorably evaluated the program. A handbook on implementing a teenage parent group was compiled from the activities that transpired during the 10 weeks. The handbook is a model to help other teachers establish a program in their schools. (ABL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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