ERIC Number: ED430193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
CWLA Standards of Excellence for Services for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, Pregnant Adolescents, and Young Parents. Revised Edition.
Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.
This revised edition discusses how to use the standards and differentiation of Child Welfare League of America's (CWLA) Standards of Excellence and the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children's Standards for Accreditation. An introduction to the CWLA's standards discusses the following issues relating to teen pregnancy: physiological changes, familial and societal changes, sexual abuse, and poverty. Educational and economic implications of adolescent childbearing, service emphasis and sexuality education issues relating to service delivery, and the role of families and the community in preventing adolescent pregnancy are also examined. Chapter 1 explains the framework for the standards and the subsequent chapters explain specific standards relating to adolescent pregnancy prevention (chapter 2), comprehensive community-based service delivery systems (chapter 3), social work and support services (chapter 4), health care services (chapter 5), and residential services (chapter 6). (Contains 82 references and an index.) (MKA)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Adolescents, Certification, Early Parenthood, Foster Care, Group Homes, Health Services, Pregnancy, Prevention, Social Work, Standards
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
Publication Type: Books; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; National Florence Crittenton Mission Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.