Causes Of Teen Pregnancy

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Teenage Pregnancy I. Description of the Issue: Definition of Teenage Pregnancy: Teen pregnancy is a teenage girl who gets pregnant from ages thirteen to nineteen. Causality: Teenage pregnancies are very large numbers each year, 4 of every 10 are teens or one million each year (Desirae M. Domenico). Some of the causes of teen pregnancy are caused by family relationships. Teenagers, whose parents don’t show much affection, little communication or show rejection to their children and these teens, tend to seek for these actions outside. They find relationships that will give them the affection and attention that they don’t receive at home (McCullough & Scherman, 1991). Teenagers receive slight of sex education, in schools and at homes are other…show more content…
For example, since teens are not economically stable, they seek help in social services. According to the article Pregnancy Prevention in Adolescents, “reports that more than 75 percent of teenage mothers receive public assistance within five years of delivering their first child; and “The societal cost of caring for these mothers and their children, including medical expenses, food and housing support, employment training, and foster care, is estimated at $7 billion per year.” These are some of the impacts of teen pregnancy in the community. III. Common Interventions: One intervention that could help a pregnant teen are support groups of other teens in the same situation or women that were mothers when they were teens. Teens could meet other girls that are in the same situation; and could help other teens understand and overcome their fears of becoming a mother. An example would be, Teen Outreach. They could also learn for skills in taking care of their baby and parenting skills. They could talk to other peers that are having the same difficulties. Another intervention would be economical support for the mother and child like applying for WIC and food stamps that’s give essential food like formula, milk and other food for the teen and the baby. Teens could also get assistance finding flexible jobs where they could have time to care for their…show more content…
Why case management is an approach to delivery of services: Assessment: Teenagers who are pregnant would be assessed, by gathering information about their economic status, living conditions, sexual abuse, and family structure. By knowing this information the teen could get the services that best fit their needs. Planning: A case worker may plan with teen mom on the goals she may want to achieve. For example, she may want to get her high school diploma. Another goal that could help a teen is finding a job or childcare for her baby. Planning is a good approach to get the best support for the teen and her family. Linking: Referring different resources for teen mothers to help them with their challenges is a good delivery of services. Linking the teenager to different social services like, food stamps, WIC, housing. Also, to support groups, affordable childcare. Evaluating and monitoring: After the client is linked the case work checks on the client to know if they are services are meeting the clients needs. In this case, if the teen and her family are receiving the appropriate needs to have a stable
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