By Dr. Naomi Farber Ph.D. MSW
Univ. of South Carolina collage of Social paintings, Columbia. textual content presents directions for constructing teenager being pregnant prevention courses and functional purposes for potent social paintings intervention. additionally addresses such teenager difficulties as alcohol, drug use, early intercourse and being pregnant, and the wishes of youngsters of young people. For social employees.
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In essence the caseworker becomes a mother substitute, the good mother that the girl has been seeking, not the punitive mother she fears. And by giving the baby to us the girl can complete a drama of deep psychological meaning to her. (Young, 1947, p. 27) Scherz also explicitly advocated for the social worker to "take an active 'steering' role in helping the unmarried mother to make a good decision for herself and the child" (Scherz, 1947, p. 57). Despite defining the process of "taking sides" on the issue of placing an illegitimate child as one that helps the client make the most reasoned decision, she concluded that, " .
These differences are found for both white and black teenagers. (Ventura, Mosher, Curtin, Abma, & Henshaw, 2000, p. 18) There is also a strong association between higher levels of sexual initiation among teenagers and higher levels of unemployment and receipt of public welfare in neighborhoods. Although the income-related gap is closing, there remains a clear relationship between low socioeconomic status (SES) and early sexual activity. Age is also strongly related to becoming sexually active: the older the teen, the more likely he or she is to have had intercourse.
2000). It is clear that recent changes in both sexual and contraceptive behavior have had a positive impact on pregnancy rates among adolescents. The most immediately visible changes include white teens' greater use of condoms and their postponement of sexual initiation coupled with black teens' use of injectable and implant birth control. Births to Adolescents There was a steady drop throughout the 1990s in the proportion of American teenagers who gave birth. , 2000). Importantly, the birth rate was lower for all teens and for sexually active teens.
Adolescent Pregnancy: Policy and Prevention Services by Dr. Naomi Farber Ph.D. MSW