For this assignment, you will be creating a teen pregnancy prevention (or teen parenting) plan. The teen pregnancy prevention plan can focus on how to reduce unplanned teen pregnancy, or can focus on how to improve teen parenting efforts. How you go about this is up to you, but it is important to use the research when formulating your plan. Any variables you select should be backed up by research. In this paper you will:
- Describe several facets of your plan: what variables (e.g., parental monitoring) will you choose to focus on and why (e.g., higher parental monitoring has been shown by the research to lower teens' risk of adolescent pregnancy).
- You will also discuss how you would attempt to effect those variables (e.g., educating parents on how to effectively monitor without being overprotective, since that seems to increase teens’ risk).
- Finally, you will discuss how you would implement such a program logistically (e.g., who specifically would you target for your program and why? Where would this program be based?).
You must use scholarly sources, such as class notes, outside journal articles and/or text to formulate your response. Use a minimum of four scholarly resources, two of these being peer-reviewed journal articles.
Your plan should be written in paragraph form (not in bullet points). Your plan should have a minimum of 1,000 words, but you will not be penalized for going over the word limit.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.