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Teen Parent Mentor Program (TPMP)

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The Teen Parent Mentor Program was a 6-week community-based intervention program designed to identify empowerment tools to assist teen mothers who face specific challenges related to educational attainment, social support, and financial stability. It was developed in
collaboration with YWCA and designed to foster factors that might increase positive youth development in at-risk teen mothers.

Findings of TPMP

Peer attachment had a significant positive association with self-esteem.

Teen mothers with more peer attachment and parental involvement reported less depressive symptoms.

Future of TPMP

Plans include a larger scale evaluation including a semi-structured interview or alternative qualitative mechanism will provide richer data to explicate how those specific interpersonal relationships impact positive youth development in teen moms.

Collaborators and Funders

  • Teen Parent Mentor Program (TPMP): Empowerment and Positive Youth Development Enhanced Curriculum

Collaborators and Funders

  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • The Greensboro YWCA

Related Research

  • Coard, S.I., Causey, S, Edwards, D., & Barnes, A. Teen Empowerment Project (TEP): Pilot Enhancement and Evaluation of the Teen Parent Mentor Program (TPMP) of the Greensboro YWCA. [in preparation]
  • Causey, S., Coard, S.I., Barnes, A., & Edwards, D. Teen Empowerment Project (TEP): Psychosocial factors that impact positive youth development among teen mothers. [in preparation]

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