ERIC Number: ED405418
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Babygram Hospital Outreach Program 1994-95. Final Evaluation Report.
Weiler, Jeanne; Choonoo, John G.
Babygram Hospital Outreach, under the administration of the Program for Pregnant and Parenting Services and in conjunction with the Health and Hospital Corporation, is a program to assist pregnant and parenting teens to return to an educational setting. With funding from the Federal School Dropout Demonstration Assistance program, Babygram began operating in four hospital sites in 1991. By 1994-95 the program had expanded to 12 sites. Babygram used a case management approach, with an educational case manager at each site to identify teens in need of services, coordinate educational activities, make referrals, and follow the progress of teens who have been referred for services. Program data came from a variety of sources, including questionnaires completed by some participants, and interviews with 28 students. Case managers were successful in meeting their central goals of identifying pregnant and parenting teens who had dropped out or were at risk of dropping out of school and placing them in educational settings. Data from 774 participants indicated that, on average, clients were 16 years old and had completed no more than ninth grade. Case managers had an average of 34 new intakes each month and made 214 referrals each month on the average. Although the majority of educational referrals resulted in placements in schools or programs, the objective to increase the number of teens placed in educational settings was not met. However, three-fourths of the teens who were referred to educational settings had positive outcomes. Recommendations are made for program improvement and improved outreach. (Contains nine tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, Dropouts, Early Parenthood, Federal Aid, High School Students, High Schools, Outreach Programs, Parents, Pregnancy, Pregnant Students, Prevention, Reentry Students, Social Services, Student Placement
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Educational Research Group, New York, NY.