This report on the proceedings of a policy seminar on adolescent parenting summarizes the presentations given at the seminar. Presentations summarized current and pending California legislation affecting adolescent parents and offered measures to protect the children of adolescent parents. These measures included extending workfare programs to parents of young children, introducing limited home health visiting for adolescent parents, and providing adolescent mothers with an opportunity to live in residential facilities. Other presentations covered a national perspective on adolescent parenting issues, research, and policy; exploring the realities of adolescent fathering; comparing the structure of the GAIN system and the Adolescent Family Life Program; the education of adolescent parents; and the presentation of a proposal to fund a cultural group empowerment and systems change model for substance abuse prevention with black and Latino pregnant adolescents and adolescent parents. In addition, areas of consensus are summarized, and issues that were raised in the seminar that require further investigation are listed.
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