National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Pregnancy Prevention, Family Planning Can Help Curb Maltreatment Mortality
In my previous column, I quoted Sarah Brown, founder of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, who said that groups focusing on child and family well-being rarely propose interventions that begin before conception.
Teen Pregnancy Costs California Hundreds of Millions
Teen pregnancy has always been a costly problem for everyone involved; including the taxpayers. A study released by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy on April 29th, estimates that teen pregnancy costs California taxpayers $965 million a year.
Former Teen Mom Provides Stability to Parenting Foster Youths
On Lorraine Hargrave’s 16th birthday, she was exactly two weeks from becoming a mother and being removed from her temporary foster home. Back then, she says, most of the group homes in San Francisco didn’t accept teenage mothers.
Capitol View on Kids: Federal Budget for Children Decreasing
Federal spending on children fell by $2 billion in fiscal 2011 in comparison to fiscal year 2010, according to a report by the Urban Institute, “Kids Share 2012: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children through 2011” ( http://www.urban.org/publications/412600.html