Child Welfare Research Data & Publications
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
An annual report of the Children's Defense Fund that presents data on the FY 1988 increases in spending by the Reagan administration on military operations and the decrease in spending for programs for low-income families and children. These budget cuts affect programs for child abuse prevention, pre-mature births and prenatal care for pregnant mothers and infants, and growing homelessness.
This report focuses on ways to increase and improve paternity establishment and other child support enforcement services for children born to teen mothers.
This report examines the important role that well-designed community programs can play in meeting the academic, pre-vocational, physical, social and emotional needs of 10-15 year olds in the after school, vacation, and summer hours. The report explores how these programs can aid in not only the prevention of adolescent pregnanvy but can and should provide opportunities for the development of prerequisite skills, experiences, and opportunities that enable teens to become economically self-sufficient adults.
In this report we focus on child care for the children of teen mothers, and the emerging response of schools, social service agencies, cities, and states to that need. Not nearly enough is being done, but the growing activity in the area holds promise. This report reviews the criteria for good programs, the barriers to creating them, some model programs, and some different state initiatives.