Initiative Description: Teen pregnancy prevention intervention that includes intensive case management by a school-based social worker, including frequent home visits and continuous availability by cell phone; a weekly school-based peer educational/support group, with incorporation of group service learning; and comprehensive medical care for the teen mother and her child, with coordination between the physician and social worker.
Study Results: The intervention was effective in reducing subsequent births to teens.
Reference: Key, J. D., Gebregziabher, M. G., Marsh, L. D., & O’Rourke, K. M. (2008). Effectiveness of an intensive, school-based intervention for teen mothers. Journal Of Adolescent Health, 42(4), 394-400. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2007.09.027
Level of Evidence: Good