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ERIC Number: ED430192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 109
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87868-761-0
First Talk: A Teen Pregnancy Prevention Dialogue among Latinos.
Mayden, Bronwyn; Castro, Wendy; Annitto, Megan
This book is a result of a symposium held by the National Council of Latino Executives and the Child Welfare League of America's Florence Crittenton division which focused on preventing pregnancy in Latino adolescents. A report of discussions held within the symposium and recommendations from participants are provided. Any effort to alleviate the problem of Latino teen pregnancy will require a sustained, coordinated commitment to a comprehensive, incremental, long-term program. Latino adolescent pregnancy is an issue that demands the leadership, the long-term commitment, and the courage to initiate the recommendations provided in this report. This book offers information on characteristics of the Latino population; factors contributing to Latino adolescent pregnancy; sexual activity, contraceptive use, and sexually transmitted diseases; marriage and childbearing; approaches to adolescent pregnancy prevention; policy issues; and Latino adolescent pregnancy prevention. Appendixes are: "Principles Underlying Program Development," which lists and describes the seven tenants of the program; "Focus Groups," which lists questions and issues to consider and gives a sample background information sheet; "Participants in the Latino Adolescent Pregnancy Symposium," which is a list of names and address; and "Resources," which gives names and addresses of local and national organizations. (MKA)
Child Welfare League of America, 440 First St., NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20001-2085; Tel: 202-638-2952; Fax: 202-638-4004; Web site:; E-mail:
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Florence Crittenton Mission Foundation.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Greenwich, CT.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.