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Maynard RA, ed. 2008. Kids having kids: Economic costs and social consequences of teen pregnancy [2nd ed]. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press, 448 pp.

Annotation: This book consists of a background study of the historical and international trends in adolescent pregnancy and the effects of early pregnancy on the mother's and, eventually, the child's education, work history, and life-long earnings. Seven coordinated studies then focus on specific elements in the data and use statistical projections that take into account other social factors, such as education, race, marital status, cultural background, and neighborhood crime incidence, to estimate the consequences of early pregnancy for the mothers, for the fathers, for the children (health, abuse, incarceration, life chances), and for society. Numerous tables and graphs illustrate the data.

Contact: University Press of America, 4501 Forbes Boulevard, Suite 200, Lanham, MD 20706, Telephone: (410) 459-3366 Secondary Telephone: (800) 462-6420 Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-87766-654-7.

Keywords: Adolescent employment, Adolescent fathers, Adolescent mothers, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescents, Child abuse, Child support, Child welfare, Demography, Economic factors, Educational attainment, Employment, Family income, Health care utilization, Incarcerated youth, Low income groups, Maternal age, Pregnant adolescents, Psychosocial predictors, Social support, Statistics, Unplanned pregnancy, Unwanted pregnancy

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2004. Caring for America's forgotten children: Formulating policies and programs to improve HIV and STD prevention education in juvenile justice facilities. Washington, DC: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 30 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of this report is to assist states in implementing policy and program initiatives that can enhance their abilities to implement effective HIV and STD prevention education programs in juvenile justice facilities. The report identifies four areas of opportunity that states may pursue to improve HIV and STD prevention targeting incarcerated youth and describes the potential benefits of pursuing these areas of opportunity. The report also presents action steps that states may take toward improving the health of incarcerated youth. Acknowledgments and references are included.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Education, HIV, High risk adolescents, Incarcerated youth, Initiatives, Juvenile justice, Prevention, Public policy, Sexually transmitted diseases, State programs, Youth

Yohale N, Pittman K. 2001. Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth. Gaithersburg, MD: Youth Development and Research Fund; Takoma Park, MD: Forum for for Youth Investment, 48 pp. (A discussion paper of the Youth Transition Funders Group)

Annotation: This paper outlines what is known about providing consistent and comprehensive support to vulnerable youth through education, foster care, social services, juvenile justice, welfare, and workforce preparation as they transition to adult life. Topics include describing the vulnerable youth population, racial and socio-economic factors, the importance of the role of education, aligning systems to ensure education and career development, innovations at the policy level, changing perceptions, and building public will. Section topics include the following: (1) vulnerable futures, (2) the imperatives: development, transition, transformation, (3) promising strategies, and (4) recommendations for the work ahead. References conclude the paper.

Contact: Forum for Youth Investment, 7064 Eastern Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20012, Telephone: (202) 207-3333 Fax: (202) 207-3329 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Education, Foster care, Foster children, High risk adolescents, Incarcerated youth, Out of school youth, Political processes, School to work transition, Social work, Transitions, Vulnerability, Workplace, Youth in transition programs, Youth services

Thompson LS, Sheahan PM. 1994. Health care of incarcerated youth: State programs and initiatives. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 102 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the results of a survey of workshop participants who had attended national and regional conferences sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau concerning meeting the health service needs of incarcerated youth. After a brief analysis of the overall survey results, the report presents state profiles that indicate the goals and objectives set during the conferences, and lists the program, community, and state actions taken to meet identified goals. The report also includes current initiatives and contact information by state. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Child health, Children, Correctional institutions, Health services, High risk populations, Incarcerated youth, State MCH programs

Thompson LS, Farrow JA, eds. 1993. Hard time, healing hands: Developing primary health care services for incarcerated youth. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 244 pp.

Annotation: This book provides guidance to health care providers and youth corrections professionals concerning the delivery of enhanced physical and mental health services for incarcerated youth. The publication reviews health status and health care delivery issues, training issues, and the legal aspects of providing care to this population. Specific chapters address health and psychological assessment, chronic illness, minority over representation, mental health, sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases, alcohol and other drug abuse programs, violence, homeless youth, and financing. A glossary and index are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescent health services, Correctional institutions, Health services, Incarcerated youth, Primary care, Program development

Thompson LS, ed. 1991. The forgotten child in health care: Children in the juvenile justice system. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 125 pp.

Annotation: This book presents selected papers from a 1988 conference on the health care of incarcerated youth. The conference brought together groups who could make a difference with this high-risk population: state maternal and child health programs, juvenile justice agencies, and state advisory groups. Topics covered include the roles of the different groups, standards, financing, liability, the Ventura planning model, nutrition, health assessment, mental health, HIV seropositivity, and recommendations. This conference was sponsored by the Department of Maternal and Child Health, Johns Hopkins University, with support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHD062.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Incarcerated youth, Juvenile justice

Sheahan PM. 1991. Health care of incarcerated youth: Report from the 1991 tri-regional workshops. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 284 pp., summ. (49 pp.)

Annotation: These proceedings present materials from three regional workshops held in San Diego, Birmingham, and Philadelphia during spring 1991. The workshops were designed to share information on health needs and on resources and issues in health delivery, and to promote collaborative planning at local, state, and regional levels. Public health and juvenile justice professionals participated in these workshops. The proceedings provide an overview of youth in the juvenile justice system, and perspectives on health care, including model programs, health status, legal issues, standards, academic involvement, mental health, financing, interagency planning, coalition building, and future challenges. State action plans are included. An executive summary is also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Health services, High risk populations, Incarcerated youth, State MCH programs

van Dyck P. 1987 (ca.). Salt Lake Detention Center Health Project [Final report]. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health , 27 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of the project was to develop improved methods of providing needed health care services to adolescents in residence at the Salt Lake Detention Center. The primary goal of the project was to establish a health care delivery system for Detention Center residents which met their needs for preventive and episodic health care, and increased the availability and accessibility of coordinated, comprehensive, high quality health care services to these adolescents. Major objectives of the Health Project were to: (1) Ensure that all detainees remaining in residence for over 24 hours received a comprehensive health history and physical examination, performed by a qualified nurse practitioner on-site at the center; (2) ensure that all detention center residents who required physician evaluation had access to such physician services on-site at the center at least once weekly; (3) ensure that physician consultation and on-call services were available 24 hours per day; (4) ensure that all detainees with health complaints or symptoms of illness were provided daily access to nurse practitioner services; and (5) ensure that health education activities for detainees were conducted at least weekly, and that continuing education in health-related topics was presented to detention center staff at least quarterly. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB91-236307.

Keywords: Adolescent health care, Adolescents, Correctional facilities, Incarcerated youth

Brecher EM, Della Penna RD. 1975. Health care in correctional institutions. Washington, DC: National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, 98 pp.

Annotation: This manual provides practical suggestions for improving the quality and efficiency of the health care available to inmates in correctional institutions. Part I (medical aspects) covers elements of sound correctional health care; supportive medical services; levels of care; health care services in women's, juvenile, and open (minimum security) institutions; health care services in local detention facilities (jails). Part II (organizing a correctional health care system) covers the need for statewide organization; recruiting, training, and retaining correctional health care personnel, assembling other resources; financing correctional health care; and contracting out. Part III covers interpersonal relationships in a correctional institution; dental care; environmental health considerations; and inmate health education.

Keywords: Correctional institutions, Health care systems, Incarcerated women, Incarcerated youth, Manuals

Bowler AC, Bloodgood RS. 1935. Institutional treatment of delinquent boys: Part 1—Treatment programs of five state institutions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 324 pp. (Bureau publication (United States. Children's Bureau); no. 228)

Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families. Improving opportunity paths for boys of color. Insight: A Review of Current GCYF Topics and Issues. Winter '07/'08,

Annotation: This issue of the journal Insight focuses on black male children and adolescents and on what can be done to improve opportunities for them. The articles in this issue discuss (1) making education safe for black male children and adolescents, (2) integrating gender and race to inform strategies focused on this population, (3) the overrepresentation of children of color in the foster care system, and (4) incarceration in the lives of black children and adolescents.

Contact: Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families, 12138 Central Avenue, Suite 422, Mitchellville, MD 20721, Telephone: (301) 589-4293 Fax: (301) 589-4289 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Blacks, Education, Foster care, Foster children, Incarcerated youth, Male adolescents, Male children, Racial factors, Safety


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.