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State Legislative Initiatives That Address the Issue of Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting

by Heather F. Maggard

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Published by National Conference of State Legislatures .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Life Stages - Adolescence,
  • Family / Parenting / Childbirth

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages72
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12022931M
    ISBN 101555166164
    ISBN 109781555166168
    OCLC/WorldCa13090182

    One out of every eight people living in the United States today (about 42 million people) is a teenager. 1 Most of these young people are healthy and developing well, and there is good cause for optimism in many areas of adolescent health. But too many teenagers still face preventable behavioral and mental health problems, substance abuse, injuries, violence, obesity, and other challenges. The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy 2 days ago Health education should clearly outline the importance of setting, communicating, and respecting boundaries about physical and emotional contact in all types of relationships at all age levels.

    initiatives working to support teen pregnancy prevention. The. Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (EHDI) is a statewide grant program established by the Minnesota Legislature in to close the gap in the health status of people of color and American Indians compared with whites. EHDI support organizations and proje cts run by and for. Teenage Pregnancy Facts. Teen pregnancy accounts for more than $9 billion in costs to U.S. taxpayers each year. This includes increased health care and foster care costs, increased incarceration rates of children born to teenage mothers, and lost tax revenue from low-income bracket mothers. In , , women younger than 20 became pregnant.

    Adolescent pregnancy and parenthood are closely associated with a host of social and economic issues that affect teen parents, their children and society. Teenage mothers are less likely to finish high school and are more likely to live in poverty, depend on public assistance, and be . This state legislative report thus examines pregnancy and parenting from the broader perspective of youth at-risk with a particular focus on comprehensive approaches to teens at-risk for pregnancy and parenting. The report is divided into two major sections: 1) background on the youth.


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State Legislative Initiatives That Address the Issue of Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting by Heather F. Maggard Download PDF EPUB FB2

Nine states--California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin--have legislative task forces or legislative research projects that are examining the problem of teenage pregnancy and parenting.

State legislative initiatives that address the issue of teenage pregnancy and parenting. Denver, Colo.: National Conference of State Legislatures, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Heather F Maggard; Sharon Bjorkman; National Conference of State.

Policy Institute for Family Impact Seminars Evolving State Policies on Teen Pregnancy and Parenthood — ii In Illinois, local community-based service groups are the locus of the effort.

While PTS serves as the funding source, sets policy direction, and File Size: KB. The federal Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program has funded about grants in more than 35 states.

Teen birth rates declined 29 percent between and —more than any other four-year period. Interest in evidence-based policymaking is growing in state legislatures, particularly to address challenging social issues.

Adolescent pregnancy is a concern among many women's health practitioners. While it is practical and appropriate to work to prevent adolescent pregnancy by educating adolescents in health care clinics, schools and adolescent-friendly community-based organizations, suggesting and supporting legislative efforts to reduce adolescent pregnancy can help address the issue on an even larger by: 1.

Use this page to browse bills in the U.S. Congress related to the subject Teenage pregnancy, as determined by the Library of Congress. Teenage pregnancy has 0 sub-categories that you can use to track a more targeted set of legislation: Subject areas of legislation are provided by the Library.

Some discover that during a teen pregnancy, their parents speak out against the pregnancy and look not to continue it, and some may even kick you out of the house.

If this is the case, know that there is help out there for you. Call us at to find a local pregnancy center or maternity home for assistance. Teenage pregnancies and teenage motherhood are a cause for concern worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 16 million girls aging between 15 and 19 years and about one million girls younger than 15 years give birth every year [].Nowadays, the vast majority of teenage pregnancies occur in low- and middle-income countries characterized by poor health-care services Cited by: 1.

The U.S. teen birth rate is at an all-time low. As ofthe teen birth rate ( births per 1, girls ages to) declined 67 percent since its peak in This represents a 9 percent drop from Downward trends span all 50 states and all racial and ethnic groups.

Yet despite plummeting rates, teen pregnancy and birth rates for. The evidence is clear that teenage parenthood results in poor health, under-achievement and low earnings for both the mother and her baby. In the teenage pregnancy. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative in that is comprised of programs targeting groups with high teen pregnancy rates.

Through this Initiative, HHS is investing in program models that have been identified under the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review as shown to impact sexual risk behaviors (e.g., contraceptive use, sexual activity, etc.), teen pregnancies. The Massachusetts Pregnant and Parenting Teen Initiative (MPPTI) aims to increase life opportunities and enhance family stability among young families in the priority communities of Chelsea, Holyoke, Lawrence, New Bedford, and : () Examined are recent legislative initiatives related to the problem of adolescent pregnancy and parenting.

A state survey was conducted by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), and each state's legislative research agency provided information on bills and acts from the and legislative sessions, as well as programs and task force activity related to teenage : Patrick D.

Bustos. Healthy Teen Network is devoted to making a difference in the lives of teens and young families. It is a national organization focused on adolescent health and well-being with an emphasis on teen pregnancy prevention, teen pregnancy, and teen parenting.

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Statistics and Programs Congressional Research Service Summary InU.S. teen births accounted for % of all births and % of all nonmarital births. The birth rate for U.S.

teenagers (ages 15 through 19) increased in and after a steady decline since Cited by: Teen Pregnancy & Parenthood - Teens: Books. 1 - 20 of 41 results Teen Pregnancy and Parenting. by Lisa Frohnapfel-Krueger. Paperback $ See All Formats.

Add to Wishlist. Read an excerpt of this book. Submit your email address to receive Barnes & Noble offers & updates. Update Report on Teen Pregnancy Prevention,which was also developed collaboratively by the Best Start Resource Centre and the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada.

The Update Report on Teen Pregnancy Prevention is an overview of teen pregnancy prevention in Ontario, including a review of rates of teen pregnancy, information from. surveyed in the state regarded teenage pregnancy as a “big problem” in their community, and despite a sharp and steady drop in the rate of pregnancy and childbearing over the past fifteen years, nearlyFile Size: KB.

Teenage pregnancy according to Williams () is therefore a major concern to world communities with the United State being at the top with almost 1, teenage pregnancies each year. Teenage pregnancy has attracted a great deal of concern and attention fromFile Size: KB.

The study by Sarah et al () reveals that the government needs to create a program for the prevention of teenage pregnancy associated with a culture through schools including sexual initiation.

Communitywide Initiative Partners. Nine state- and community-based organizations and five national organizations were funded through a to cooperative agreement, Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Integrating Services, Programs, and Strategies Through Communitywide Initiatives.Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) addresses the social, health, educational and economic challenges of adolescent pregnancy by providing comprehensive case management services to expectant and parenting teens and their children.

The program emphasizes building upon an adolescent’s strengths and resources.The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Services (APPS) program was created to provide a comprehensive array of services to at-risk, pregnant, and parenting adolescents through 21 years of age.

Specifically, the program is designed to address four statewide outcomes that include adolescent pregnancy prevention,File Size: KB.