ERIC Number: ED373273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-13
Reference Count: N/A
Adolescent Child Care Program, 1992-93: OREA Report.
The Program for Pregnant and Parenting Services (PPPF) assists children in the New York City public school system who also happen to be parents. In 1993 the program received a federal child care and development block grant which was used to augment the child development, child care, and case management services provided to their student clientele. This report summarizes the steps taken by the program to enhance its services to students. After outlining the basic services offered to the students, the researchers describe some of the program's augmented services, such as day care so that new mothers can continue to attend classes. Recognizing the politically volatile issues of adolescent sexual behavior and contraception, while also acknowledging the desirability of reducing the rate of unintended pregnancy among adolescents, the program analysts recommend that PPPF increase efforts in two areas: (1) include the partners of its pregnant and parenting students in all program activities; and (2) develop a curriculum that encourages adolescents to delay childbearing until both the father and the mother are willing and able to make a life-long financial and emotional commitment to the child. Included with the findings are six tables which describe the students and services in this program. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Welfare, Early Parenthood, Family Planning, High Risk Students, High School Students, High Schools, Parents, Pregnant Students, Special Needs Students, Student Welfare, Unwed Mothers, Youth Problems
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, New York City Board of Education, 110 Livingston Street, Room 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.