ERIC Number: ED398461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Working with Pregnant and Parenting Teenage Clients. A Resource Guide for Human Service Professionals.
Cervera, Neil, Ed.; Videka-Sherman, Lynn, Ed.
Each year in the United States, approximately one million adolescents become pregnant. This guide, the seventh in a series of resource guides for human service professionals, features a collection of articles that explores and explains the different facets of teenage pregnancy, while offering strategies for intervention. The volume begins with an analysis of the family's and teenager's concerns during an unmarried pregnancy, followed by an analysis of adolescent development issues and changes that occur during a teenage pregnancy. Next, the guide presents a case management approach to social services delivery, which includes three articles on child abuse and neglect. The familial and cultural perspectives are discussed in the next section, where issues such as poverty, school attrition, and ethnicity are addressed, along with the influence these areas have on the delivery of services to pregnant teenagers. After offering insights on the father's experience in adolescent pregnancy, the guide presents a model of interagency collaboration, and supplies tips on a cognitive behavior intervention approach which can help youngsters face tough decisions. The book closes with an annotated bibliography, and short descriptions of school-based programs aimed at helping adolescents. (RJM)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Dept. of Social Services, Albany.; State Univ. of New York, Albany. School of Social Welfare.
Authoring Institution: Family Service America, Milwaukee, WI.