The debate of teenage pregnancy and parenthood continues to be a topical media and political issue, and a contested policy area. Covering the controversial issues, this book contributes to the debate, filling the gap in the current market. The strong chapter selection looks at areas such as:
- social policy and welfare reforms in the UK and US
- issues for young fathers
- child sex abuse
- girls with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
This is invaluable reading for those working on government strategies to reduce teen pregnancies and those working in sex education and youth care.
Table of Contents
1. A Current Overview of Teenage Pregnancy 2. Young Mothers as Peer Educators in School Based Sex Education 3. Teenage Pregnancy and Social Exclusion or Teenage, Social Policy and Welfare Reform in Britain and the US 4. Educational Issues for Young Mothers 5. Issues Relating to Young Fathers 6. Mexican American Teens 7. The Intersection Between the Issue of Child Sexual Abuse and Teenage Pregnancy 8. Teenage Sex Education in Hong Kong/ AIDS Related Service 9. Teenage Pregnancy Among Hong Kong Chinese 10. Early Marriage of the Hmong in America: the Effects of Pregnancy on Teens who are Married 11. Teen Pregnancy and Girl Students with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties 12. Controversial Issues
Helen S. Holgate is a sexual health counsellor, trainer and registered nurse with considerable experience of working with people of all ages in relation to sexual health, including young people, who are in need of information and counselling about pregnancy and related issues. Her PhD thesis provided a discourse analysis of the contexts and experiences of young mothers.
Roy Evans is a Professor of Education, Brunel University. He has been actively involved in research and publications in the general area of children and young people ‘at risk’, including young deaf children’s education, drug education, inclusive education, early childhood education, specific learning difficulties and autism, for more than 35 years.
Francis K. O. Yuen is a Professor of Social Work at California State University, Sacramento. He has published in the areas of family health social work practice, programme evaluation and grant writing, diversity, and disability.
Michael Reiss, Institute of Education: "The subject is both topical and unlikely to fade away in the next few years. The chapter selection looks strong and the contributions from the US and Hong Kong are to be welcomed… Will be bought by … professionals and libraries. … will make a useful contribution to the literature…"
Ruth Chambers, Staffordshire University: "a new approach to the issues of teen pregnancy … a wide-ranging overview. Maybe scope for recommended reading on social work awards."