This report describes a number of first-rate programs and curricula that address adolescents' need for preventing teen pregnancy and building youth self-sufficiency. The report explores how decisions about sexual activity and contraception for those who are sexually active are tied closely to teens' feelings of self esteem, aspirations, and perceptions of opportunity.
This report is the third in a series of reports on adolescent pregnancy prevention. It is intended as a reference tool for those who want to begin to answer the question: what can states do to help prevent teen pregnancy?
An annual report of the Children's Defense Fund that presents data on the 1986 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 discusses the many questions raised about teenage pregnancy and welfare dependency. By clarifying the real causes and costs of welfare receipt among teen parents the authors aim to clarify the debate about the causes and costs of teenage pregnancy.
An annual report of the Children's Defense Fund that describes in 3 parts the unfair FY 1984 Reagan administration's strategies and policies that cut programs for needy children and their families, and how these cuts permeated into every aspect of poor children's lives, from education to health, education, and child care and exposes how the Reagan administration's strategies undermined and eroded the civil rights of minority children and families.
An annual report of the Children's Defense Fund that provides a report card of the President's 1982 budget and analyzes the 1983 budget; the report offers fair alternatives to the budget cuts that are more cost effective and do not harm children and offers an update on the Family Protection Act.