This engaging course will enable you to understand the complex issue of teenage pregnancy; its causes and consequences, the current government strategies for reducing teenage conception rates and sexual risk-taking, and how the right support and access to contraceptive advice and services can make a difference.
This course is for anyone who works with or has contact with teenagers, young people, and their families, including:
About this course
The course is split into three modules:
In this course you will learn about:
Here are some of the topics covered in the modules:
The extent of the problem | Facts about teenage pregnancy and parenthood | Factors pointing to poor outcomes | Outcomes for the mother and child | Transmitting social disadvantage | Who is at risk | Risky behaviours | Education related factors | Family and social circumstances | The economic argument | Positive consequences of teenage parenting | The Teenage Pregnancy Strategy | What works best | Providing knowledge and skills | Open and honest dialogue |Improving access to contraception | Intervening early | Improving outcomes for teenage parents and children | Supporting teenage fathers | The impact of poor service | What teenagers need | What skills you need | Messages you should convey | Using a Risk Assessment tool | Confidentiality | Safeguarding | What needs to be done | Under 16s and sex