ERIC Number: ED480486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Evaluating School-Based Programming for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents.
Fenyk, Julie; Maruyama, Geoffrey; Seiden, Katherine; Pain, Lorna; Hoxie, Ann
The Children and Adolescent Support and Self-Sufficiency (CAPSS) program serves pregnant and parenting adolescents eligible to attend an urban school district in the Midwest. It employs a Youth Development Framework promoting connections with caring adults. While pregnancy prevention has become a major initiative for schools, programming to help meet the educational needs and social needs of teen-aged mothers has attracted much less attention. This paper provides some early results from an evaluation of a program designed to keep teen-aged mothers in school, to improve their parenting skills, to lessen the likelihood that they will become pregnant again, and to prepare their children for success in school. (Contains 10 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (111th, Toronto, ON, Canada, August 7-10, 2003).