About MAPPP:
Workshop Agenda
Current Missouri Project:
Missouri Children's
Trust Fund
MAPPP Project
Related Links:
Center on Adolescent Sexuality, Pregnancy
and Parenting
Missouri Volunteer
Resource Mothers
Adolescent Mother
Journaling Program
CASPP Workshops
Sciences Extension


Maltreatment and Adolescent
Pregnancy and Parenting Program

Human Development and Family Studies,
College of Human Environmental Sciences,
Outreach and Extension,
University of Missouri–Columbia

Workshop Agenda

MAPPP spiral diagram

Day 1


  • MAPPP Project

NBC Dateline "Dark Journey" Video illustrates:

  • emotional, physical and cognitive difficulties suffered by abused adolescents
  • importance of considering alternative explanations for adolescent pregnancy
  • significance of mandated reporting and proper reactions to suspected child abuse

MAPPP Section 1: Maltreatment Prior to Adolescent Pregnancy

  • Research findings on previous sexual victimization of adolescent mothers
  • Responses to sexual abuse
  • Effects of sexual abuse on school behavior
  • Suggested links between sexual behavior and adolescent pregnancy
  • Unanswered research questions

MAPPP Section 2: Maltreatment During Adolescent Pregnancy

  • Research findings on abuse reports of pregnant adolescents
  • Window of opportunity for practitioners
  • Implications for medical, school and legal personnel
  • Unanswered research questions

MAPPP Section 3: Maltreatment of Children of Adolescent Mothers

  • Risk factors for maltreatment of children of adolescent mothers
  • Results of four studies conducted on children of adolescent mothers
  • Comparison of adolescent and older women as mothers
  • Unanswered research questions

Health Issues
Topics covered:

  • Low infant birthweight
  • Abuse effects on unborn children
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Nutrition during Pregnancy

Day 2

Legal Issues
Topics covered:

  • Emancipation
  • Informed Consent
  • Establishment of Paternity
  • Definition of child abuse
  • Orders of protection
  • Statutory Rape

Mind Mapping
Assists communities in:

  • Mapping the capacities and assets of individuals, groups and local institutions
  • Building relationships among local assets for mutually beneficial problem solving with community
  • Mobilizing the community's assets for program development and information sharing
  • Leveraging activities, investments and resources from outside the community to support asset-based, locally defined problem-solving

Goal Setting
Organizing a Community to Address Maltreatment Issues are discussed:

  • Identify the Need for Action
  • Create a Community Coalition
  • Create a Broader Community Awareness
  • Develop a Strategy for Prevention Action

For additional information, contact:

Kim Allen
Center on Adolescent Sexuality, Pregnancy and Parenting
State Specialist, University of MO Extension
1205 University Pl., Suite 1100
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-884-0644
Fax: 573-884-4878
Email: allenki@missouri.edu


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last updated 11/11/08