Prevention of Repeat Teen Pregnancy Program . Janol Montroy Walden University. Prevention of Repeat Teen Pregnancy Program.
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The impact of a teen pregnancy affects the lives of the mother, baby, father, families and communities. The teenage mother is faced with many health care issues and challenges. Low socioeconomic status, decreased education level with limited opportunities to finish high school, resulting poor job and career availability. A repeat teen pregnancy compounds these issues. A home visitation program utilizing public health, social work, school-based, faith-based and volunteer programs will work with the teen mother on an individual basis. Optimizing the quality of life for teen mothers and their children is the goal of the prevention of repeat teen pregnancy home visitation program.
Risk factors for teen mothers and their babies
Increased incidence of:
Risk factors for a child of a teen mother
To assist teen mothers to achieve their personal goals and to overcome poverty it is important to have a minimum of two years between pregnancies (Porter & Holness, 2011) (as cited in Steven-Simon, Kelly, and Kulick, 2001).
Proposed plan includes the "Resilience-Recoil-Rebound Theory of Teen Pregnancy Prevention (RRRTTPP)." (Porter & Holness, 2011, p. 370).
COLLABORATION WITH THE COMMUNITY
Salt Lake Valley/University of Utah Teen Mother and Child Program
Identify teen moms to be included in the program:
Focus areas include:
(Porter & Holness, 2011, p. 378) (as cited in American Psychological Association 2011; Ungar, 2004)
Funding will be applied for through federal, state, local and private organizations.
Outcomes of this program will be monitored by the number of repeat teen pregnancies, graduation from high school, employment and individual career and personal goal completion. The Prevention of Repeat Teen Pregnancy Program will compliment the already existing teen pregnancy programs in the community as well as serve these young mothers, their babies and families.
Continued collaboration and continuity would be enhanced by actual improved outcomes for teen mothers.
The goal of the Prevention of Repeat Teen Pregnancy Program is to optimize the quality of life for teen mothers, their children, and the communities where they live.
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