Duncan B. . Common/Unity: Creating optimistic futures for children and their homeless, single, young parents. Tucson, AZ: Arizona Health Sciences Center, University Medical Center, 155 pp., plus 1 DVD.
Annotation: This report describes a project funded in part by Healthy Tomorrows in the Tuscon, Arizona community from 2000-2005 to establish a residential-based services program for young single parents between the ages of 18 and 21. Topics include the use of the "Parents as Teachers" program in the project to improve the attachment process between the infants and young children and their parent by establishing good parenting techniques, correcting or preventing self-defeating social behaviors in the family units, and involving pediatric residents and nursing students. Report contents include the purpose, goals, and objectives of the project; a description of the methodology, evaluation, and results and outcomes; a list of publications and products; dissemination and utilization of results, future plans and follow-up; and type and amount of support and resources needed to replicate the project. References are provided along with appendices including reports, plans, and recommendations; a resource manual and life book, sample newsletters, pamphlets, and a presentation; materials from the Healthy Tomorrows conference; newspaper articles and information on the city-wide baby shower; and a DVD with a 12-minute promotional video about the program. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org
Keywords: Adolescent parents, Arizona, Audiovisual materials, Community based services, DVDs, Family support programs, Final reports, Homeless persons, MCH research, Parent child relations, Parent education, Parent support services, Single parents