ERIC Number: ED425235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Support. An Introductory Packet.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health Schools.
This introductory packet is designed to help those with an interest in preventing teen pregnancy. It opens with "A Brief Introduction to Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Support," an essay by the Center for Mental Health in Schools of the University of California, Los Angeles, that outlines the dimensions of the problem. "A Quick Overview of Some Basic Resources" follows, with lists of 29 selected references, 12 agencies and organizations (including Internet sites), and names from the Center's cadre of experts. A section titled "A Few Resource Aids" contains some fact sheets on "High Risk Factors and Adolescent Sexual Health,""Pregnancy, Poverty, School and Employment," and "How Many Adolescents Are Getting Pregnant?" Ten model programs are described, and contact persons are listed for further information. The resource packet also contains excerpts from some relevant articles, including: (1) a chapter from "Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting in California: A Strategic Plan for Action" by Claire D. Brindis and Rita J. Jeremy for the Center for Population and Reproductive Health Policy; (2) a report from the National Adolescent Health Information Center, "Overview of Trends in Adolescent Pregnancy"; (3) excerpts from "Reframing the Issue: New Approaches to Teen Pregnancy" from Adolescent Pregnancy ChildWatch; (4) an article from the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention, and Parenting (MOAPPP) "Monitor,", "Sexuality in the Multicultural Classroom" by Miriam Hecksel; and (5) an article from the MOAPP "Monitor" by Tisha Bolger, "Support Services for Pregnant Teens." (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health Schools.