ERIC Number: ED432383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on Teen Pregnancy in Montana. 1996/97 Montana Special Report No. 2.
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies--The Montana Coalition, Helena.
This brief "Kids Count" report explores the impact of and factors that bear on teen pregnancy in Montana and ways to prevent teen pregnancy. Statistics and summaries are provided in the following areas: (1) live births to women under age 20, 1990-95; (2) Montana's unmarried teen births as compared to neighboring states; (3) number of Montana teen pregnancies, by age and race, 1995; (4) factors that bear on teen pregnancy (poverty, sexual abuse, non-marital births, school performance, media influences on youth attitudes, teens' self-reported sexual activity); (5) social impact of teen pregnancies (on early childhood development, success in school, public assistance, employment); and (6) state and county data on total pregnancies and teen pregnancies by age. The section on prevention strategies for adolescent pregnancy includes discussion of prevention goals, principles of program development, guidelines for communities, and examples of education, contraceptive access, and multi-faceted programs aimed at preventing teen pregnancy. (EV)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Births to Single Women, Child Welfare, Early Parenthood, Pregnancy, Prevention, Social Indicators, Tables (Data), Well Being, Youth Problems
Montana KIDS COUNT Project, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, The Montana Coalition, 316 Fuller Avenue, P.O. Box 876, Helena, MT 59624; Tel: 406-449-8611.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies--The Montana Coalition, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana