Presentation on theme: "Risk and Resilience Teenage Pregnancy Amanda Gaines and Liz Costello."— Presentation transcript:
Risk and Resilience Teenage Pregnancy Amanda Gaines and Liz Costello
The majority of teenage pregnancies are unplanned and around half end in abortion Damage to health and well-being Limit education and career prospects. Children born to teenage mothers are more likely to experience a range of negative outcomes Children 3 times more likely to become teenage parents themselves
Young people with early onset of sexual activity Children in care and care leavers – 3 times more likely to be a parent under 18 Conduct disorders, mental health problems and involvement in crime Some ethnic groups: Teenagers with a previous pregnancy: Young people who “dislike” school, are disengaged or have low educational attainment Daughters of teenage mothers.
Young people over-estimating how many of their peers are sexually active In the hope of it delivering other things Low self-esteem Cultural pressures and assumptions Lack of SRE from an early age
Intervention at the appropriate stage of young people’s development; Early intervention; Ability to reach those at greatest risk and build resilience; Sensitivity to the needs of different, racial, cultural and economic groups; Workers equipped with the skills and the knowledge to support young people with the issues that effect them. Young people friendly services
Children’s Advice and Assessment Service CA%AS YPSHOT IDAS NSPCC- Minding the baby Yorbabe Lifeline Castlegate for young people ok.org.uk/Young%20people/Relationships- Sexual-Health-and-Teenage-Pregnancy.html ok.org.uk/Young%20people/Relationships- Sexual-Health-and-Teenage-Pregnancy.html
Sexual Exploitation and Sexually Active young People –CYSGB Basic sexual Health -WDU Condom Distribution-NYYPCT or WDU Substance Misuse- Lifeline Sex Drugs and Alcohol Yong People and Pornography Pleasure