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Parenting Issues and Interventions with Adolescent Mothers

  • Karen S. Budd
  • Kristin D. Stockman
  • Elizabeth N. Miller
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)

Abstract

Adolescent parenthood and child maltreatment rank as two of this country’s leading contemporary social problems. Both problems seem, thus far, to be impervious to effective control, despite formidable efforts at prevention and intervention over the past quarter-century (Children’s Defense Fund, 1996; National Research Council, 1993; Weatherley, 1991). In addition to their shared status as social morbidities, the two conditions converge in some families. Because few adolescents are ready to independently assume the responsibilities of childrearing, teen mothers, particularly those with limited social and economic resources, are vulnerable to conditions that can escalate into child maltreatment. Thus, a chapter focusing on disadvantaged adolescent mothers is appropriate in a volume on child abuse.

Keywords

Child Abuse Parent Training Parenting Program Teen Mother Adolescent Mother 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen S. Budd
    • 1
  • Kristin D. Stockman
    • 1
  • Elizabeth N. Miller
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyDePaul UniversityChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Graduate School of Applied and Preventive PsychologyRutgers UniversityPiscatawayUSA

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