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School-Based Programs for Teen Mothers

April, 2012

SSWAA Member Christy McCoy from St. Paul MN, SSWAA Member Elaine Ellis from San Francisco CA and Emily Cambry from Chicago IL were featured in an article recently published in Social Work Today.
How are social workers at dedicated school-based programs for teen mothers helping prevent students from dropping out?
While teen birth rates have steadily declined over the last several years, one in 10 new mothers is a teenager, and teen pregnancy rates in the United States are still nine times higher than those in most other developed countries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and the CDC cite pregnancy as the No. 1 reason teen girls drop out of high school. Read entire article: 

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