Summary: The author provides social work practitioners with research-based information necessary to develop prevention programs and policies that target young people according to their different levels of early sex, pregnancy, and parenthood experiences. The need to develop policies and services designed to reduce teenage pregnancy in ways appropriate for the social worker's specific client population is emphasized throughout.
Identifying and synthesizing the wide literat ...show moreure on prevention theory and practice, this book offers "best practice" applications for effective social work intervention.
Special issues of teens, such as the relation between alcohol, drug use, and early sex and pregnancy, and the needs of the children of teens are also explored. ...show less