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Research has shown that it is extremely beneficial for teen mothers to have support during their pregnancy and during their new experience of motherhood. Teen mothers can be extremely vulnerable because of the many obstacles they may face including unhealthy relationships, lack of education attainment, mental health concerns, and isolation. One source of support can come from human service workers. In an effort to better understand the obstacles faced by teen mothers, and thus the obstacles faced by home visitors, this study focused on the stories, opinions, and experiences of those who are working with teen mothers in a home visiting setting. Participants’ interviews were analyzed for common struggles amongst the workers and teen mothers. Recommendations for improving practice strategies and policy are included.

Publisher

Providence College

Date

Spring 2013

Type

Article

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Language

English

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Social Work Commons

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