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Pregnancy and parenthood among young people in and leaving care: what are the influencing factors, and what makes a difference in providing support?

Chase, Elaine and Maxwell, Claire and Knight, Abigail and Aggleton, Peter (2006) Pregnancy and parenthood among young people in and leaving care: what are the influencing factors, and what makes a difference in providing support? Journal of Adolescence, 29 (3). pp. 437-451. ISSN 0140-1971

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Additional Information: a. Teenage pregnancy b. Qualitative research, using semi-structured interviews c. This paper reports on findings from one of the few major studies examining attitudes and experiences of teenage pregnancy among an ‘at risk’ group of young people in and leaving public care. The study explored factors contributing to early pregnancy and parenthood; the types of support available; and the extent to which services were perceived as accessible. The paper suggests early parenthood may be a positive outcome for some young people in this group and highlights the significant tensions around child protection experienced by local authorities and young parents. d. Research presented at three national and five regional conferences; National Children’s Bureau requested a Briefing for their members from the study. e. 63 young men and women were involved in semi-structured interviews f. Paper peer reviewed through top ranked international journal g. Wrote the first draft of this paper, which was then further developed by the first author (50:50)
Controlled Keywords: Looked after children , Parenting , Sexual and reproductive health (inc. HIV/AIDS) , Young people
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Thomas Coram Research Unit
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (1)
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2010 09:46
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 11:47
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/2440
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