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This report synthesizes first-phase evaluation results of the Teenage Parent Demonstration program. This program, whose cornerstone is case management, responded to three concerns: (1) rising welfare caseloads; (2) persistently high rates of teenage pregnancies and births; and (3) the high probability that teenage parents will go onto welfare and have especially long spells of dependency. The first evaluation phase involved a 30-month follow-up study of participants and covered a wide range of issues related to service needs, service-use patterns, service-delivery strategies, and program impacts. The paper first describes the demonstration program and profiles the population of welfare-dependent teenage parents in the demonstration sites. Next, it discusses early lessons about the program's effects on out-of-home activity rates and a wide range of economic and social outcomes. The report concludes with discussions of program design and implementation lessons. Contains a list of other project reports and related publications. (GLR)

Descriptors: Adolescents, Delivery Systems, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment, Improvement Programs, Low Income Groups, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Participant Characteristics, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Welfare Recipients, Workshops











Author: Maynard, Rebecca, Ed.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=8718&id=ED375184







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