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ERIC Number: ED351754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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A Pennsylvania Education-Welfare Collaboration Model for Successful Teen Parent Programs.
Lawer, Jo Ann; Cromley, Lynn
The Family Support Act of 1988 presented states with a unique opportunity to address the needs of pregnant and parenting teens. The Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Public Welfare have seized this opportunity and are leading the nation in combining their programmatic and fiscal resources to expand the state's teen parent initiative. The enhanced services developed through the welfare initiative build upon a teen parent initiative first introduced through the Department of Education in 1985. This manuscript will highlight the systemic processes developed to actualize and support this coordination at the state and local levels including the evolution of the Pregnant and Parenting Teen Initiative, funding strategies, the development of effective community-school partnerships, retrieval of teen parent dropouts, and development of innovative practices to keep teen parents in school. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania