ERIC Number: ED431857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Outcomes for Teen Parents and Their Young Children by Strengthening School-Based Programs. Challenges, Solutions, and Policy Implications.
Stephens, S. A.; Wolf, Wendy C.; Batten, Susan T.
This policy paper addresses how to strengthen school-based efforts for adolescent parents and their children so that they can be more effective in meeting the needs and improving the outcomes of these young families. Based on the experience and lessons of a 6-year effort, the Initiative to Strengthen School-Based Programs for Adolescent Parents and Their Young Children, this document addresses several specific challenges faced by school-based programs. Policy implications are discussed to accomplish these objectives: (1) making teen parents and their children visible; (2) helping the education system work for teen parents and their children; (3) providing critical services and supports to teen parents and their children; (4) linking schools with Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) services and resources; and (5) providing services to all teen parents, both non-TANF and TANF. The experience of the initiative supports the need for a broader, community-based strategy to create a coordinated plan and build a comprehensive system for teen parents and their children. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.; Jesse Stuart Foundation, Ashland, KY.; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; California Wellness Foundation.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Center for Assessment and Policy Development, Bala Cynwyd, PA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families