First Advisor

Nancy M. Koroloff

Date of Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work




Salem Teen Mother Program -- Evaluation, Teenage mothers -- Services for -- Oregon -- Salem



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1 online resource (146 p.)


Society has, historically, reacted to teenage pregnancies with a mixture of embarrassment, apathy and neglect. It wasn't until the 1960's that an attempt was made to design and implement programs to meet the needs of pregnant adolescents. An example of such a program is the Salem Teen Mother Program. This program was begun in 1966 and is affiliated with the local YWCA. If offers a comprehensive program to approximately 150 students each year. The services it offers include day care, social services and counseling, education, health services, parenting skills and employment counseling.

The following chapters include a literature review which describes the problems facing teenage mothers in the nation. Programs that have been implemented to deal with those problems and the results of related research studies are also discussed. Subsequent chapters are devoted to the follow-up study of the Salem Teen Mother Program. First a description of the program is presented followed by chapters on methodology, data analysis, results and the conclusions from the study.


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