The parenting experiences of homeless adolescent mothers and mothers-to-be: Perspectives from a shelter sample
This qualitative study explores the parenting experiences of 27 homeless youth who were pregnant, parenting or both. All were current or former residents of a shelter for adolescent mothers and mothers-to-be. Data from semi-structured interviews were used to examine their ideas about what it means to be a parent, the major challenges they face and how becoming a parent has changed their lives. Implications for policy and practice are discussed.
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- Ensign, Jo & Gittelsohn, Joel, 1998. "Health and access to care: Perspectives of homeless youth in Baltimore City, U.S.A," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 47(12), pages 2087-2099, December.
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