Working with Young People is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills you need for supporting young people as they learn about themselves, others and society and prepare for the transition to adulthood. It introduces the fundamental concepts and issues that lie at the heart of contemporary work with young people and challenges you to think deeply about: - the social context of young people - values and principles that underpin practice - the variety of settings in which practice takes place, and - the importance of informal learning in the lives of young people. Whether you are a new student or returning to study, Working with Young Poeple provides a stimulating introduction and a foundation for further study. Sheila Curran is Senior Lecturer at The Open University. Roger Harrison is Senior Lecturer at The Open University. Donald Mackinnon is Lecturer at The Open University.

Teenage Pregnancy and Parenthood: Implications for Policy and Practice

Teenage pregnancy and parenthood: Implications for policy and practice
Aniela Wenham

Teenage pregnancy and parenthood are usually presented as problems for society, as well as for the individuals concerned. Much of the research that has looked at teenage pregnancy has focused on the negative impact it has on young women, and the poor outcomes experienced by their children. This chapter encourages us to examine the negative stereotypes that are often held of young parents and to consider a different account of their experiences, one that is informed by what teenage parents themselves have to say.

Contemporary Understandings of Teenage Pregnancy and Motherhood: A Cause for Concern?

The dominant view of teenage pregnancy and parenthood is of something that is ...

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