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Clark Atlanta University(CAU)


School of Social Work

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This evaluation examines the effectiveness of the Second Chance Home parenting curriculum in improving teenage mothers' basic parenting skills. The sample consisted of 12 teenage mothers in a residential home. All teen mothers participated in a eight week training session that offered lectures as well as individual "hands-on" interventions or modeling by staff members. The mothers parenting skills were assessed using ''the Ormsby Parent Skills Inventory." Participants were measured during and after the six-week training session. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze and present the data along with a graph for a clearer interpretation of the results. The results suggest that the Second Chance Home parenting curriculum was effective in improving the basic parenting skills of the teenage mothers. Implications for program practice are discussed.

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