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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335062
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Teen Pregnancy: A Multi Method Community Evaluation
Other Titles:
At-Risk Behaviors in the Adolescent Population
Author(s):
Koren, Ainat; Naugton, Krissy; Stanton, Jennifer
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Omega
Author Details:
Ainat Koren, RN, PhD, ainat_koren@uml.edu; Krissy Naugton, BSN, RNC; Jennifer Stanton, RN, BS, CCM
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: Teen pregnancy is a complex issue, which attracted a great deal of attention from service providers, educators, and policy makers in recent years. Science-based teen pregnancy prevention programs are funded in select high-risk communities in Massachusetts to provide evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention services. This presentation will share one-community multi method assessment related to teen pregnancy and teen pregnancy prevention programs. Methods: The process consisted of five components: a youth online survey; focus groups with parents; teen mom survey; stakeholder interviews; and Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping. Results: Evaluation outcome show that teen birthrate in the community declined by 46.1% in the past ten years. The services in the city prioritize teen empowerment and prevention along with support for pregnant teens. GIS mapping provides a tool to not only to assist with visualizing the location of high-risk populations, but also for planning of location of services. Parents, teens and key informants all recognize the existing problem of teen pregnancies in the community. Teens expressed the need for improved communication with their parents along with sexual education from their schools. Parents admitted that the topic might be difficult and challenging to communicate with their teens. They too support the need for groups geared towards parents. The key stakeholders in the community were aware of the services offered in the city. They supported teen empowerment as a method to prevent teen pregnancy. Career planning and college preparation would focus teens on reaching positive goals. They too supported the development of groups to support parents. Conclusions: A multi method diverse approach helps with leaning about the complexity of teen pregnancy and obtain more comprehensive information about the community. Data from this assessment will assist the community and Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) with developing targeted and effective Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs, strengthen existing efforts, or better coordinate activities and referral networks so that all teens and their parents have access to a wide array of prevention services. '
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Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14C10
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
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dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleTeen Pregnancy: A Multi Method Community Evaluationen
dc.title.alternativeAt-Risk Behaviors in the Adolescent Populationen
dc.contributor.authorKoren, Ainaten
dc.contributor.authorNaugton, Krissyen
dc.contributor.authorStanton, Jenniferen
dc.contributor.departmentEta Omegaen
dc.author.detailsAinat Koren, RN, PhD, ainat_koren@uml.edu; Krissy Naugton, BSN, RNC; Jennifer Stanton, RN, BS, CCMen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335062-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: Teen pregnancy is a complex issue, which attracted a great deal of attention from service providers, educators, and policy makers in recent years. Science-based teen pregnancy prevention programs are funded in select high-risk communities in Massachusetts to provide evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention services. This presentation will share one-community multi method assessment related to teen pregnancy and teen pregnancy prevention programs. Methods: The process consisted of five components: a youth online survey; focus groups with parents; teen mom survey; stakeholder interviews; and Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping. Results: Evaluation outcome show that teen birthrate in the community declined by 46.1% in the past ten years. The services in the city prioritize teen empowerment and prevention along with support for pregnant teens. GIS mapping provides a tool to not only to assist with visualizing the location of high-risk populations, but also for planning of location of services. Parents, teens and key informants all recognize the existing problem of teen pregnancies in the community. Teens expressed the need for improved communication with their parents along with sexual education from their schools. Parents admitted that the topic might be difficult and challenging to communicate with their teens. They too support the need for groups geared towards parents. The key stakeholders in the community were aware of the services offered in the city. They supported teen empowerment as a method to prevent teen pregnancy. Career planning and college preparation would focus teens on reaching positive goals. They too supported the development of groups to support parents. Conclusions: A multi method diverse approach helps with leaning about the complexity of teen pregnancy and obtain more comprehensive information about the community. Data from this assessment will assist the community and Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) with developing targeted and effective Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs, strengthen existing efforts, or better coordinate activities and referral networks so that all teens and their parents have access to a wide array of prevention services. 'en
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dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:43:14Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:43:14Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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