ERIC Number: ED430192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Welfare, Conferences, Contraception, Early Parenthood, Hispanic Americans, Marriage, Policy, Pregnancy, Prevention, Programs, Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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: www.cwla.org; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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.