ERIC Number: ED431825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
School-Based Programs for Adolescent Parents and Their Young Children. Guidelines for Quality and Best Practice.
Batten, Susan T.; Stowell, Bonita G.
This document attempts to compile information on best practices for many of the core services of school-based programs for pregnant and parenting teens and their children. It includes an overview of standards and guidelines that have been substantiated by either research or professionals in the field. These guidelines are intended to help communities build comprehensive, effective programs for young families. Specific guidelines are provided for the following areas: (1) child care; (2) prenatal care and reproductive health care for children; (3) preventive health care for children; (4) parenting education; (5) case management/family support; (6) flexible, quality educational programming; and (7) father involvement. For each service area there is an introduction, the guideline area in boldface, the proposed guideline or standard for best practice, and bullet statements that support or justify the guideline. Forty resource organizations and 13 resource publications are listed. (Contains 153 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Ancillary School Services, Early Parenthood, High Schools, Integrated Services, Parents, Pregnant Students, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Implementation, Standards
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Assessment and Policy Development, Bala Cynwyd, PA.