For this project, I have interviewed the administrators at three local agencies to explore and identify the perceived needs of pregnant adolescents. The questions focused on in this study include the values and mission of these local agencies, how the agencies protect the minor rights of young pregnant teens, and perceptions on how to make the available resources better known. The outcome of this project is a pamphlet that presents current research on the topics identified by the organizations which can be passed out among the agencies. The goal of creating such a pamphlet is to help pregnant adolescents feel informed, educated, and to aid in any pregnancy-based decision making.
Amanda (Petty) Singleton is a sophomore at Kent State Stark. She is pursuing a degree in human development and family studies with a focus on family life education. After she graduates, she hopes to make a difference in the families of our local community. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and watching new movies.