Prior to completing this journal, please read Modules 4 and 14.6 in the textbook, and review any relevant Instructor Guidance. In this journal, you will create a 500 word script to address the issue of teen pregnancy.Â You will do this by exploring the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial influences on the development of the teen parent(s), family, and, of course, the infant.Â You will write a script that you feel captures the essence of teen pregnancy, as if you were providing the script for a public service announcement (PSA) on TV or radio. Unlike a typical written assignment, a PSA is persuasive in nature and speaks directly to the audience, encouraging them to read this information and empower themselves (or others) who need it.Â For example, the writing style will look more like this: â€œTeens, do you know that your chances of graduating high school decrease significantly after having a baby?â€ It is attention-getting and powerful. Your script should address the following:
- At least one current statistic on teen pregnancy (within the last 3 years).
- The effect of teen fathers on the pregnancy, teen motherâ€™s development, and infant development.
- Analyze how at least 1 of the major themes of development (Health and Well-Being, Family and Parenting, Education, Culture, or Gender) positively and negatively influences the physical, cognitive and psychosocial outcomes for the children of teen parents.
- Analyze how at least 1 of the major themes of development (Health and Well-Being, Family and Parenting, Education, Culture, or Gender) positively and negatively influences the physical, cognitive and psychosocial outcomes for the teen parents.
- At least one local and one wide-ranging (i.e. internet or phone) resource from which teens, their friends, or their parents can get more information or assistance regarding teen pregnancy.
You must cite all of your sources (including the video embedded above) in proper APA style.Â If you are unsure how to create an APA style reference page, please visit the Ashford Writing Center website. Aside from the website on which you took you quiz, you are to find one scholarly resource through the Ashford Library website to help support your reflections.Â View this great tutorial provided by the Ashford University Library which will show you how to find scholarly articles and how to assess the scholarly quality of the resource.
- NOTE: As you are completing your searches in the library search engines, check the boxes in the search engines of the library for scholarly, peer-reviewed sources. This allows you to find resources that have been evaluated by a number of experts in the field and do not represent just one person’s opinion.