In , a total of , babies were born to women aged 15—19 years, for a birth rate of This is another record low for U. Although reasons for the declines are not totally clear, evidence suggests these declines are due to more teens abstaining from sexual activity, and more teens who are sexually active using birth control than in previous years. Still, the U.
Parenting Education The STEP parenting program is a seven-session planned training curriculum that provides valuable tools, which improve communication among family members, and lessens conflict. This past year we were able to deliver parenting curricula in Spanish and piloted it in parenting workshops at the YFRC; it was an enormous success. There is also a Hilltop School Well-Baby Care component, provided by the Hilltop childcare Site Supervisor, who provides a few days a week do a new-born well-baby class. Child Development Education The Young Teen-Parent program provides targeted developmental parenting education and related activities. This school-based program provides intensive daily support. The Teen Parent Child Development Services Program provides developmental education, assessment, counseling, and practicum activities to promote positive developmental parenting for pregnant girls, young fathers-tobe, and parenting teens of both sexes. During visits we usually model reading to children.
Teenage pregnancy , also known as adolescent pregnancy , is pregnancy in a female under the age of Pregnant teenagers face many of the same pregnancy related issues as other women. There are additional concerns for those under the age of 15 as they are less likely to be physically developed to sustain a healthy pregnancy or to give birth. Teenage pregnancies are associated with social issues , including lower educational levels and poverty.
Today, the unemployment rate in Brazil is the lowest ever recorded having reached 4. The news is rightly being celebrated, but we shouldn't forget that the progress has been uneven. A report released in October by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development highlighted that Brazilian youths, aged between 15 and 24 years, are more likely to be unemployed than the population average. Of this group of young and unemployed Brazilians, more than half are women and there is a case to be made for the notion that tackling these figures requires a look at teen pregnancy.