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This report presents numerical analysis of answers to such questions as: "What proportion of teens get pregnant each year, have babies each year, and get abortions each year? Other numerical analysis explores the likelihood of use of contraceptives by black teens and white teens and what proportion of out-of-wedlock births are to teens. Commomly confused statistical data terms, such as 'out-of-wedlock,' ' pregnancy rates' , 'birth rates,' ' annual rates,' and 'cohort rates' are explained.
Published in May 1988 by the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Clearinghouse, this publication is part of CDF's ongoing effort to prevent teen pregnancies and alleviate the range of problems facing adolescent households. Research in this report was based on national data whenever possible, but also relied heavily on data from ethnographic studies, research projects, and service programs, as well as the experience of experts who have worked with or done research on young fathers to address the problems they face and offer solutions.
This report deals with the issues of young fathers and adolescent pregnancy prevention, a topic that is often overlooked. The report explores adolescent males and their sexual and reproductive behavior and contains brief descriptions of 27 programs that address the adolescent male's need for sexually specific information. counseling and services.
This report examines the needs of young adolescents and evaluates the quality of schools' responses, focusing on specific schools that have implemented effective programs. Findings of the Children's Defense Fund's survey of state policies at the middle-grades level also are included. Finally, this report recommends measures that the federal government and the states can take to help schools meet their critical mission.
This report gives summary information on the multi-site initiatives addressing teenage pregnancy or issues affecting low-income and minority youths. Its focus is on what can be learned from these initiatives as they grapple with the twin goals of success and replicability. It also presents information about replicating program models and about assisting communities and institutions assess, plan, and implement changes that will improve outcomes for high-risk youths.
A report designed to help state policy makers and community leaders identify new ways to meet the employment and training needs of youths within their state.
This report examines the direct relationship between youth employment, or lack thereof, to teen pregnancy, and how communities in providing opportunities for employment of youth, can help eleviate other issues, such as teen pregnancy and juvenile delinquency.
This report provides an overview of the emerging youth service movement, focusing on some of the organizations and model programs that have reinforced and built upon the foundation of service in traditional civic, youth, and religious organizations. These new creative programs hope to tap a vast reservoir of youth talent and energy, channeling them into service activities to meet the nation's needs.
This report focuses on how evaluation of teen pregnancy programs is needed and required and how the costs associated with evaluation of these programs can be handled to ensure that funding for the programs is maintained as a high priority in communities.
This report is meant to be a research guide and a reference tool to help children's advocates locate some of the facts, especially the statistical data, as it relates to adolescents and young adults. Local and national data is presented in the report. Examples of date presented include family and marital status. living arrangements, census data, income and poverty, employment, health, nutrition, and mentaL health.