The career development of adolescent mothers: A review of 25 years of professional literature

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© 2015 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved. Twenty-one articles from peer-reviewed journals published over 25 years (1983-2008) were selected for inclusion in a review of the professional literature on adolescent mothers' career development. Findings identified that the selected literature included a variety of research methods and theoretical approaches, identified areas of need for this population, and discussed impediments to the career development of adolescent mothers. The most frequent recommendations, aside from the need for further research, were to develop and implement comprehensive programs for adolescent mothers that are strength based and responsive to their needs, and to foster career development skills/knowledge and resiliency.

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