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Date of Award


Document Type

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Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Reader/Committee Chair

McAllister, Carolyn


Social work has seen tremendous growth since its beginnings more than a century ago. An issue that continues to draw attention in child welfare is teen pregnancy. While the issue of teen pregnancy is not new to social work, having education on the issues that pregnant teenagers go through, and having these vulnerable clients served with competent social workers has not kept pace with progress made in other areas of social work. The purpose of this study is to understand and improve the issues that pregnant and parenting teens face and bring attention to teen pregnancy in an attempt to develop curriculum in the classroom to educate future social workers on teen pregnancy. The research utilized a quantitative questionnaire, once collected the data will be entered through SPSS to obtain statistical analysis for teen pregnancy. The participants were be undergraduates and graduate social work students at University X. The results of the research and data will be used to illustrate areas where curriculum can be developed to assist social work students in the improving education and resources for teenage pregnancy