Australian Institute of Family Studies –database of studies on young parenting programs in Australia and overseas
Aust Institute of Family Studies – Promising Practice Profile for Connecting Young Parents in Albury/Wodonga
Prevalence and distribution of unintended pregnancy: Understanding Fertility Management in Australia National Survey, Heather Rowe et al article published in the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Families ACT – Parenting Programs in the ACT, May 2015, Kate Butler – Report documents the state of evidence-based parenting programs in the Australian Capital Territory, including the mix of universal and targeted programs, service gaps, hard to reach groups, funding, collaboration, and supporting evidence of effectiveness.
Talking With Teen Parents, Hearing Young Families: (In)forming Welfare Reform Through Local Relations 2 Oct 2014 authors Greg Hall, et al. Article explores an engagement process undertaken by Australian government social workers in one disadvantaged locality prior to the introduction of federal “teenage parent” welfare reforms…. The authors suggest that problematizing early parenting may itself be “risky,” and may obscure opportunities for building on the parental role as a source of inspiration.
SKYS 2Faze and Young Parents program. Case Study. Plows, V and Bottrell, D and Te Riele, K (2014) Other. The Victoria Institute for Education, Diversity and Lifelong Learning, Melbourne.
What it takes – Supporting pregnant and parenting young people, Kay Boulden, Association of Women Educators Sept 2010. Outcomes of 2009 Conference. Includes key messages and recommendations for service delivery including a national approach to reducing the incidence of unintended teen pregnancy and improving outcomes for pregnant and parenting young people (including young fathers) and their children be developed, as a matter of urgency.
Helping Young Parents Succeed, Kerry Hill, Barnardos Practice Development Centre – This article examines existing parenting evidence and looks at what we, as social welfare practitioners, can do to support young parents. 2011?
Family Planning NSW. Reproductive and sexual health in Australia. Ash eld, Sydney: FPNSW, 2013. (based on ABS data 2010)
Helping teenage mums return to school – New Research proves that the first high school in Victoria (Corio Bay Senior College) to have its own child care centre for student mothers really is making a difference. Feb 2010 -Research Branch, Dept of Education and Early Childhood Development
Literature, evaluations and research on Australian Indigenous young parents programs: a review Dec 2009
Improving outcomes for teenage pregnancy and early parenthood for young people in out-of-home care by Philip Mendes 2009, Youth Studies Australia Volume 28 No. 4. Young people leaving out-of-home care are over represented among teenage parents. This paper examines the research literature and identifies key factors that contribute to early pregnancy and parenthood for care leavers, the challenges of early parenting and the positive effects of early parenting.
Optimizing wellbeing: Young mothers’ participation in parents’ groups, Keys, D. (2008) Key Centre for Women’s Health in Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne: Melbourne
Strengths of Young Parents Project Literature Review, Richard Fletcher & Jennifer StGeorge, Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle ~2008
The dynamics of welfare participation among women who experienced teenage motherhood in Australia / Jeon, Sung-Hee; Kalb, Guyonne; Vu, Ha. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, 2008 : Examines whether the factors that determine the welfare participation of women who experienced teenage motherhood differ from the factors that determine the welfare participation of women who had their first child at an older age. The authors find evidence of state dependence for all women, but it is stronger for women who experienced teenage childbearing than for women who had a child at an older age.
Parenting Students in Secondary School Settings: The Challenge of the ‘Dilemma of Difference’. Geoff Shacklock, RMIT School of Education, Melbourne. Includes case study of Corio Bay Secondary College.
Opportunity for Change: Young Motherhood & Homelessness, Deborah Keys, 2007 Key Centre for Women’s Health in Society, University of Melbourne in collaboration with Family Access Network.
Barriers to service delivery for young pregnant women and mothers : report to the National Youth Affairs Research Scheme / Loxton, Deborah; Williams, Jenny Stewart; Adamson, Lyn. — Canberra : Australia. Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, 2007: The project aimed to: identify and describe the issues that young pregnant women and mothers experience, including women from nominated sub-groups (i.e. young women who have experienced or are at risk of substance use and/or who have been in foster care and/or have a disability and/or come from diverse cultural/linguistic backgrounds, and young women of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent); explore a range of related issues which have a critical impact on the well-being and quality of life experienced by young mothers and their children; and document examples of best practice in socially inclusive and responsive policy initiatives and service delivery models for young pregnant women and mothers.
Healthy Young Parents in Education (HYPE) SHineSA, 2007 Report on the program started in 2003 to improve the educational, social and physical health and wellbeing outcomes for teenage mothers and their infants through increasing school retention and social inclusion.
Shaw M, Lawlor DA and Najman JM. 2006. Teenage Children of Teenage Mothers: Psychological, Behavioural and Health Outcomes from an Australian Prospective Longitudinal Study. Social Science and Medicine, 62 10: 2526-2539
Women’s Health Victoria Clearinghouse Connector – Sexualisation of women and girls online resources.
What gets you there and keeps you going : young parents and support groups : the key factors that engage and maintain young parents in a supportive group environment Peschar, Pru et al, Hobart, Tas Department ogf Health & Human Services, Aug 2005 This research seeks to examine the most effective ways of supporting and assisting young parents. First time parenthood at any age requires enormous adjustments on behalf of the parents and young parents in particular often face special difficulties. Four issues which young parents are particularly susceptible to are depression, low self-esteem, loneliness and a lack of effective social support. This research identifies national and international literature and research about young parents in order to understand the scope and nature of the special difficulties they face and secondly seeks to determine the effectiveness of groups.
Evans, A. Education and the resolution of teenage pregnancy in Australia [online]. Health Sociology Review: The Journal of the Health Section of the Australian Sociological Association, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2004 Sep: 27-42.
Various research projects and articles on Teen Pregnancy, The Rand Corporation – a research organisation that ‘develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous.’
UK Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group – Final Report 2010 – Past successes – future challenges
Young people, pregnancy and social exclusion : a systematic synthesis of research evidence to identify effective, appropriate and promising approaches for prevention and support, London, Harden et al, EPPI Centre, Institution of Education, University of London, Feb 2009. This report presents the findings of a systematic review of the research evidence relating to teenage pregnancy, parenting and social exclusion and locates it within the context of social disadvantage and exclusion. The review systematically examines research relating to policy initiatives aimed at tackling the social exclusion associated with unintended teenage pregnancy and young parenthood.
Decision Rightness and Emotional Responses to Abortion in the United States: a Longitudinal Study Rocca CH et al Conclusion: Women experienced decreasing emotional intensity over time, and the overwhelming majority of women felt that termination was the right decision for them over three years.