Robinson contributed to the design and statistical analyses of the study, as well as significant writing and revisions, and provided final approval of the article. Seibold-Simpson contributed to the design of study, and the process and outcome monitoring procedures, as well as significant writing and revisions, and provided final approval of the article. Crean contributed to the study design, conducted the statistical analyses, contributed to writing and revision of the article, and gave final approval of the article. Spruille-White contributed to the survey and recruitment methods, and revised and approved the final article. To evaluate the Teen Outreach Program, a pregnancy prevention program, in 2 community-based settings. We evaluated the Teen Outreach Program, a 9-month positive youth development program, in 3 cohorts of youths from to in 2 states.
Interview with the Program Developer
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. As detailed throughout this report, many of the major institutions, or settings, in which adolescents are growing up are unable to provide the guidance and support young people need for positive development. Policies that might change high-risk settings into ones that promote adolescent development have been neglected, and existing policies often diminish the viability of families and neighborhoods. The urgent need for increased support of the major settings of adolescent life as well as very basic changes within these institutions has been argued throughout the report. The primary institutions that serve youth—health, schools, employment, training—are crucial and we must begin with helping them respond more effectively to contemporary adolescent needs. Effective responses will involve pushing the boundaries of these systems, encouraging collaboration between them and reducing the number of adolescents whose specialized problems cannot be met through primary institutions. Even if categorical systems become more effective, however, some adolescents will continue to experience problems that transcend the response capacities of primary institutions.
IN ADDITION TO READING ONLINE, THIS TITLE IS AVAILABLE IN THESE FORMATS:
The Teen Outreach Program TOP is 9-month program that promotes the positive development of adolescents through curriculum-guided, interactive group discussions; positive adult guidance and support; and community service learning. TOP is focused on key topics related to adolescent health and development, including healthy relationships, communication, influence, goal-setting, decision making, values clarification, community service learning, and adolescent development and sexuality. The development of supportive relationships with adult facilitators is a crucial part of the model, as are relationships with other peers in the program. Read the full Implementation Report , which includes:. Slides , Audio , Transcript. The information below is intended to provide useful tips and overall feedback that organizations should consider when choosing and implementing TOP. To sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences, please enter your contact information below. Washington, D. Skip to main content. Intervention Length:.
Do you and your girlfriend have any kind of plan for how you're going to manage your relationship while you're both in residency. Such beliefs make the girls confident about being women. A lot of advice I get from others is that you need to build up hobbies and activities of your own so that I am not just waiting for him to give attention and have time for me. For the first time in my life, at age twenty-seven, I am in a relationship that is good and loving and serious enough that I believe it may lead to marriage. It is soooo difficult to cope. Sometimes I often think he is a wrong choice. As for me, I recall spending a lot of Sundays at sporting events with my dad.