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Barth, Richard P. – 1989
This teacher's guide focuses on ways to prevent teenage pregnancy by teaching and practicing the interpersonal skills necessary to help teenagers abstain or utilize effective contraception methods. The practice in this carefully-tested, 15-lesson curriculum comes in the form of role plays, class discussions, and homework assignments that focus on…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Contraception, Decision Making, Interpersonal Competence
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. – 1992
Based on hearings, current research, and interviews with experts, including researchers, medical and service providers, and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) educators, this Select Committee report assesses the impact of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) epidemic on youth and identifies strategies policymakers and program planners…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Federal Legislation
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Weiss, Josie A.; Dwonch-Schoen, Kathy; Howard-Barr, Elissa M.; Panella, Michael P. – Social Work, 2010
The well-being of a community is only as good as the well-being of the individuals who reside in the community. A group of citizens, concerned about the welfare of their community, recognized the high rates of HIV/AIDS and teenage pregnancy in their south Florida county and decided to take action. Supported by community leaders and using available…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Sex Education, Community Action, Pregnancy
Morse, Betty R.; Dixon, Betty L. – 1980
Attitudes of Florida vocational home economics teachers were surveyed concerning a pregnancy-prevention education program for early adolescents during project phase 2. The Needs Assessment Inventory for Teenage Pregnancy Prevention developed in phase 1 was administered to 1274 teachers who approved the range of objectives cited in the Inventory…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Home Economics, Home Economics Teachers, Middle Schools
Center for the Study of Social Policy, Washington, DC. – 1988
Information in this guide is based on published research concerning effective strategies in dealing with at-risk youth. It was written for those communities invited to develop proposals under the Annie E. Casey Foundation's New Futures Initiative in an attempt to alleviate problems that compromise American children's futures. Each of three…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education
Kolb, Frances Arick – 1987
This resource packet provides an overview of the wide variety of approaches used by educators, government officials, minority organizations, and foundations to reduce teenage pregnancy or to help teenagers who are pregnant or are parents stay in school. The first section lists, describes and gives the addresses and possible contact person of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Advocacy, Dropout Prevention, Early Parenthood
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Birdwhistell, Miriam C.; Beard, Richard L. – Personnel and Guidance Journal, 1971
Schools, along with health care agencies, must be concerned with the prevention of teenage pregnancy, as well as with the health and education of the already pregnant student. To create an atmosphere conducive to seeking help, the policy of requiring pregnant students to withdraw must be abolished. In this study guidance counselor contact was…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Counselor Role, Counselors, Enrollment Influences
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Littleton, Fiona Kisby – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2012
Historical studies have shown that, since its beginnings, sex education in England has mostly focused on "damage limitation", emphasising only the dangerous inevitability of pregnancy and childbirth after unprotected sex and the hazards of sexually transmitted diseases. This approach is largely based on restrictive notions of teenage…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Sexuality, Females, Evidence
University of West Florida, Pensacola. – 1982
This revised curriculum, developed for use in Florida middle schools, is a comprehensive family life education course. The content of the course was determined (1) through a "Needs Assessment Inventory for Teenage Pregnancy Prevention," which was sent to more than 1,200 home economics teachers in Florida (and returned by the majority of…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Contraception, Curriculum Development, Decision Making
Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL. – 1988
This resource guide provides information on programs that serve at risk students in the Dade County (Florida) Public Schools. For each program the following information is provided: (1) description; (2) number of schools served; (3) number of students served; and (4) budget. The following types of programs are included: (1) dropout retrieval; (2)…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Guidance, Community Programs, Dropout Characteristics
Emihovich, Catherine; Blake, Brenedette Hardy – 1992
Taking the position that science is not value-free has certain consequences. There are both risks and rewards inherent when evaluators relinquish an objective, non-involved role for a more subjective, partisan role in an evaluation where issues of class, gender, and race are intertwined. It is important for evaluators to consider how their…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Evaluation Problems, Evaluators, Moral Values
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Levering, Carolyn Swanton – Childhood Education, 1983
Consequences of teenage pregnancy and parenthood, effects on the adolescent mother, factors involved in adolescent pregnancy, and pregnancy prevention programs are discussed. (RH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Early Parenthood, Family Problems, Influences
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East, Patricia L. – Education and Urban Society, 1998
Describes an under-recognized target population for adolescent pregnancy prevention: the younger sisters of childbearing teens. Data from several studies highlight several potential prepregnancy-risk characteristics that are particularly present in this group. These young women have disproportionately higher rates of early pregnancy and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Early Parenthood, Females, Pregnancy
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Bell, Jo – Journal of Adolescence, 2009
This article is based on research commissioned by the UK Government's Teenage Pregnancy Unit. The Living on the Edge (LOTE) study qualitatively explored factors that shape young people's experiences and attitudes towards sexual behaviour and young parenthood in three linked seaside and rural areas in England. It identifies embarrassment as a key…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Pregnancy, At Risk Persons, Adolescents
Liace, Lisa K.; Nunez, Jessica B.; Luckner, Amy E. – Communique, 2011
Teenage sexual activity has arguably received more attention in the national media as of late than ever before. One is inundated with information concerning everything from alarming rises in the incidence and prevalence rates of sexually transmitted infections in adolescents and young adults to the latest round of suspensions (or even arrests)…
Descriptors: Incidence, School Psychologists, Pregnancy, Adolescents
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