The Support Needs of Teenage Fathers [Unpublished Manuscript].

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30
Year Published
2003
Author (Individual)
3. Breiding-Buss, H., Guise, T., Scanlan, T., Voice, T.
Author (Organization)
Father and Child Trust
Resource Type
Unpublished Paper
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HTML
Resource Language
English

Teenage pregnancy almost inevitably seems to lead to sole motherhood, and society tends to blame the young men themselves: after having caused a pregnancy they flee from the responsibility. However, researchers have found that there seems to be a significant number of young men quite willing to be involved in the lives of their babies, but little appropriate help for them to achieve this goal. This paper includes a review of the literature available to date on teenage fatherhood, which comes to a similar conclusion. The research presented in this paper did not question the motivation of the young father – it stemmed from the philosophy of the Father & Child Trust that obstacles to involved fatherhood do not often include a lack of interest by the father himself. 

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