ERIC Number: ED452302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Starting a Second Chance Home: A Guide for Policymakers and Practitioners.
Reich, Kathy; Kelly, Lisa M.
This guide outlines 10 basic steps for policymakers and practitioners interested in creating Second Chance Homes in their areas. Second Chance Homes provide stable, nurturing environments for teen families with access to child care, education, job training, counseling, and advice on parenting and life skills. The guide is based on interviews with program administrators in the five states with established Second Chance Home networks, on surveys of 36 Second Chance Home providers nationwide, and on interviews with current and former Second Chance Home residents. The chapters are: "What Are Second Chance Homes?: 'I Want the Best for My Daughter.' Katherine's Story"; "Step One: Defining Goals for Second Chance Homes. Putting the Pieces Back Together: Emerline's Story"; "Step Two: Recognizing Your Community's Needs"; "Step Three: Deciding Which Families To Serve. Serving Dads Too: 22 Park Avenue, Portland, Maine"; "Step Four (for Providers): Structuring Your Program. A Second Chance for Teen Moms in Foster Care: The Florence Crittenden Agency, Knoxville, Tennessee"; "Step Five (for Policymakers): Determining the State's Role. A Safe Haven: Jessica's Story and The Comprehensive Model: The Massachusetts Teen Living Program"; "Step Six: Getting Teen Parents in the Door. A Continuum of Care: Rhode Island's New Opportunity Homes"; "Step Seven: Selecting the Services You Will Provide. A State Responds to Welfare Reform: The Nevada Second Chance Homes Program"; "Step Eight: Finding Allies in Your Community. The First Statewide Network: New Mexico's Teen Parent Residence Program"; "Step Nine: Estimating Costs. The Power of One: The Wayne County Supportive Housing Program"; and "Step Ten: Evaluating Your Success. A Long Term Investment in the Future: Jaime's Story." Two appendixes present survey respondents and a sample assessment form for potential Second Home residents. (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Early Parenthood, Family Programs, Parenting Skills, Program Evaluation, State Programs, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Social Policy Action Network, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Maine; Massachusetts; New Mexico; Rhode Island; Tennessee