ASPECT 3: Surviving Being a Teen Mon
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Tami Yaklich's comment, March 27, 2013 8:43 AM
You have a lot of repetitive information in these sources! It might be more effective to provide some specific examples of teen moms and how they "survived" or were aided to further support this aspect.
Tami Yaklich's comment, March 27, 2013 8:43 AM
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How to Support Pregnant and Parenting Teens: Ideas from the Field

How to Support Pregnant and Parenting Teens: Ideas from the Field | ASPECT 3: Surviving Being a Teen Mon | Scoop.it
Although one out of every ten young women in the United States gives birth before the age of 20,[i] little is known about “best practices” for serving the needs of this vulnerable population.

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Maya Raulic's comment, March 18, 2013 8:28 PM
Many pregnant and parenting teens feel disengaged, disconnected, and dissimilar to their peers and to “mainstream society,” as a whole. As such, applying traditional youth programs in traditional youth settings is just one way to help a teen mom learn to be a great mother. There are things like WIC (free food for child) and free medical insurance for child that will make it easier for you to afford being a teen mom. Also there are so many cheap and free daycares offered for teen moms so they are able to attend college or go to work and live the life they wanted. Even though having a baby changes your life, does not mean it changes it in a bad way, only if you let it.
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What's Wrong with Blaming Teen Parents? - Strong Families Blog

What's Wrong with Blaming Teen Parents? - Strong Families Blog | ASPECT 3: Surviving Being a Teen Mon | Scoop.it
Working with the ACLU of New Mexico taught us about the protections against educational discrimination that Title IX is supposed to bring to pregnant and parenting teens. Carrying momentum from these focus groups, YWU ...

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Maya Raulic's comment, March 18, 2013 8:11 PM
A research brief, “The Public Costs of Teen Childbearing” reports that mothers having their first child at age 17 or younger cost the United States $8.63 billion annually. This shows us how much money and help is given to teen moms. Blaming teens for being pregnant pushes them away from resources and help but teen moms deserve and need this. Everyone has a different reason for getting pregnant as a teen and most of the time it is not purposeful so there is no reason not to offer teens help.
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A Tale of Two Conferences...On Teen Pregnancy

A Tale of Two Conferences...On Teen Pregnancy | ASPECT 3: Surviving Being a Teen Mon | Scoop.it

“"If you want to fail in life, if you want to end up being on Medicaid -- CHIPS and Medicaid and food stamps the rest of your life -- if you never want to have a career, then all you've got to do is drop high school and have a baby," [MS Governor Phil] Bryant said. "And I can almost assure you that's what's going to happen to you."

 

… Okay, then. The article describes two symposia held on the two competing views on how teen pregnancy can be prevented: abstinence-only sex ed or a more comprehensive curriculum. More interesting, though, are Governor Bryant’s comments on the subject, which are rather revealing of his true attitude on the issue.


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Maya Raulic's comment, March 18, 2013 8:01 PM
Teen Moms are offered a good amount of free money just because they are a teen mom. They are offered free medical insurance for themselves and baby, food for themselves and baby, and money. Some argue this is not fair for teen moms to be offered all this because it is there faults but some say that it is fair and it helps a teen get back on there feet. This does not mean that you are going to live on welfare and all that for the rest of your life, as some will argue. Some choose this route but others choose to go to college or to work too. Not everyone is the same.
dajha bishop's curator insight, May 13, 2013 3:11 PM

most teens that fall off the road of abstinence does not know that getting pregnant at a young age and having a child is harder then it seems even if the government is supplying money and medicare for the child and their mother and/or father.

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Teen Doula Forges Special Relationship with Young Moms

Teen Doula Forges Special Relationship with Young Moms | ASPECT 3: Surviving Being a Teen Mon | Scoop.it
Maine South student offers support, information to teens giving birth.

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Maya Raulic's comment, March 18, 2013 7:53 PM
There are so many people out there that want to help teen moms and teach them how to be a mother. There is so much support and information out there to be given in America that teen moms are lucky they live in a country like this. From giving birth, to breast feeding, and being a mom, theres so many classes and programs of people who love to support teen moms.
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I Was a Teen Mom, and I'm Just Fine

I Was a Teen Mom, and I'm Just Fine | ASPECT 3: Surviving Being a Teen Mon | Scoop.it
Gloria Malone, head of Teen Moms NYC, writes in the New York Times in response to NYC Mayor Bloomberg's campaign against teen pregnancy that she was a young mother, and she turned out all right.

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Maya Raulic's comment, March 18, 2013 7:34 PM
If you are dedicated and strong willed there is no reason you should not be able to be a teen mom. Just because it is more challenging does not mean you can not do it. You just have to have hope and be dedicated like most things in life.
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Guide describes legal rights of teen parents

Guide describes legal rights of teen parents | ASPECT 3: Surviving Being a Teen Mon | Scoop.it
Teen birth rates have fallen in the United States but there are still about 39 births per 1,000 teens.

1. The rights of teen parents.

2. Teen birth rates have fallen in the US, shows book for teens who are pregnant and shows support for them, blog launched for teens to share support and ideas.

3. The writer has more ways to help teens who are pregnant.

4. The writer does not directly state her opinion.

6. The columnist really wants to help teens who are going through a pregnancy.

7. Teens/parents looking for help with a pregnancy.

8. The writer does not state an opinion to agree/disagree with.

9. Roan, Shari. "Guide describes legal rights of teen parents." LA Times. 15 Feb. 2012

 

2. The writer of this column has obviously done some research on where pregnant teens can go to seek advice and support with their unborn child. The writer cares about the young adults who are pregnant, and wants to share oppurtunities to help them. She also knows facts about the number of teen pregnancies in the United States. She believes that this group of teens and young adults are often over-looked and ignored. The columnist has done research on the book and blog, becuase she has opinions on them and knows what they're about.  She believes that teens should have the same amount of help as anyone else who is pregnant and not just ignored becuase they are young. She wants the teens to know there are people out there to help them, and they don't have to go through this alone.


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Maya Raulic's comment, March 18, 2013 8:23 PM
There is so much help out there given to teen moms and pregnant teens it is unbelivable. People are starting to tralize that teens should have the same amount of help as anyone else who is pregnant and not just ignored because they are young. There are many people out there to help pregnant teens and teen moms and they most definatley dont have to go through this alone. There is many advice, support, and help given to teen moms out there they just have to ask for it. Which they should not be scared or embarressed for any reason.
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Pregnant Teens Protest Against Parents Uncovers Truth About Forced Abortion

Pregnant Teens Protest Against Parents Uncovers Truth About Forced Abortion | ASPECT 3: Surviving Being a Teen Mon | Scoop.it

By Elizabeth Graham , CP Op-Ed ContributorFebruary 18, 2013 8:51 amParents and teenagers often fight, but one girl and her parents are fighting over life and death itself. This week in Houston, a pregnant 16-year-old known only as R.E.K. filed a lawsuit against her parents for attempting to coerce her to undergo an abortion.

In the lawsuit, R.E.K. claimed that her mother conspired to slip her an abortion pill if she did not willingly abort, and that her father resorted to physical and verbal threats. On Wednesday, February 13, a Harris County, Texas court issued a restraining order against the parents.

R.E.K.'s story is so outstanding that her plight has made national news for three days now. So what does that flurry of news coverage say about forced abortion in Texas and in America?

Our friends in pregnancy centers across Texas would certainly say that forced abortion is woefully underreported. The countless girls unaware of their right to not to abort are the ones who, unfortunately, never make headlines. R.E.K. is exceptional because she shouted loud enough to be heard.

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Maya Raulic's comment, March 18, 2013 8:20 PM
Teens are almost everytime put down when found out they are pregnant, especially by parents and they refuse to hear about this because they believe teen moms cant amount to anything which is not true. Most teens are forced into abortion or adoption by there parents which is so wrong because you can be a teen mom and have a great life. It all depends on you. Now suing parents for what they were forced to do, they still cant bring back the beautiful son or daughter that was taken from them, but they want to show future teen moms it is not the end of the world or impossible. It all depends on your goals and your will.
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Humiliated, But Not Beaten. Fighting Back on Behalf of Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Humiliated, But Not Beaten. Fighting Back on Behalf of Pregnant and Parenting Teens | ASPECT 3: Surviving Being a Teen Mon | Scoop.it
By Shantelle Hicks, ACLU client
When I walked into the school gymnasium, every kid in my entire middle school was staring right at me — all 400 of them. It was like a bad dream.
I was confused why the middle school depart...
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Maya Raulic's comment, March 18, 2013 8:14 PM
Pregnant teens who are now teen moms are fighting back now saying they were able to do it. That determination and strength made them able to be a great mom and be able to go to college or to go to work. Teen moms are often discouraged during there pregnancy and they should not be. Not everyone is the same so just cause a few people gave up does not mean everyone will.
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Rockingham Memorial Hospital program gives teen moms a hand

Rockingham Memorial Hospital program gives teen moms a hand | ASPECT 3: Surviving Being a Teen Mon | Scoop.it

Rockingham Memorial Hospital program gives teen moms a handNThe Hand-in-Hand Resource Mothers Program helps pregnant and parenting teens keep medical appointments, develop plans for child care, stay in school or continue working, delay...


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Maya Raulic's comment, March 18, 2013 7:50 PM
There are programs out there offered to Teen Moms about how to raise a baby. Not only are they offered but they are also free. Hospitals also give teens alot of help on books and information that they need to know and learn. The Hand-in-Hand Resource mothers program helps parenting teens keep there medical appointments and develop future plans. Programs help these Teens grow up into Mothers because they have to grow up ahead of their time. These programs will help find jobs, stay in school, all sorts of stuff.
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Nonprofit gives assistance to teen moms who want a college education | Tulsa World

Nonprofit gives assistance to teen moms who want a college education | Tulsa World | ASPECT 3: Surviving Being a Teen Mon | Scoop.it

Alisa Bell doesn't mince words when talking about her life's hardships - including becoming pregnant at 14 and working through grief after the fatal shooting of her teenage son.


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Maya Raulic's comment, March 18, 2013 7:46 PM
There are so many things offered to teen moms. One of the things is bein given the oppurtunity to go to college and to finish high school. There is so many programs and assistances for teen moms in America. Alot of colleges now have free day cares for teen moms. When people say it is impossible to go to school pregnant or with a baby that is a lie. There is so many different options offered.