This updated and revised edition provides social workers with research-based information necessary to develop successful teen pregnancy prevention programs. The author draws upon wide, multi-disciplinary literature from psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, medicine, and public health to provide 'best practice' applications for effective social work intervention. The new edition also contains information about STIs and HIV/AIDS risks in addition to the risk of pregnancy. The authors present current research on the efficacy of abstinence-based programs, the sexualization of children, contraception, pregnancy resolution outcomes, and secondary prevention. Also discussed in this title are issues of cultural competence in practice.
Naomi B. Farber, PhD, MSW, ACSW is Director of the Doctoral Program in the College of Social Work, University of South Carolina. She has a number of peer-reviewed articles and has worked on many supported research projects.
Chapter One: Dimensions of Adolescent Sexual Activity; Chapter Two: Theories of Illegitimacy; Chapter Three: Contemporary Research: Sexual Risk-Taking; Chapter Four: Conceptual Framework: A Continuum of Risk; Chapter Five: Primary Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy; Chapter Six: Planning Prevention Services: An Assessment Framework; Chapter Seven: Alcohol and Drug Use and Adolescent Pregnancy; Chapter Eight:; Chapter Nine: Secondary Prevention among Adolescent Parents; Chapter Ten: Conclusion.