In 2000, the Missouri Children's Trust Fund awarded a grant to the Center on Adolescent Sexuality, Pregnancy and Parenting (CASPP), within University of Missouri Outreach and Extension, to disseminate the MAPPP community awareness model to select Missouri counties. The 16 counties selected to receive the MAPPP workshops were ranked most at risk for probable cause of child abuse and neglect (Missouri Kids Count, 1999).
Between January and March 2001,seven regional MAPPP workshops were conducted throughout the state. Where possible, a local medical and legal representative presented information and answered participants' questions regarding the medical and legal issues associated with pregnant and parenting adolescents. Pre and posttests, measuring the level of understanding of maltreatment and adolescent pregnancy and parenting, were given at each of the seven workshops.
1) The posttest results revealed that MAPPP participants had a better understanding of the issues related to maltreatment and adolescent pregnancy and parenting
2) With the focus on local needs, assets and challenges, MAPPP Counties outlined ideas for furthering community awareness about maltreatment and adolescent pregnancy.
Some examples of MAPPP county community awareness efforts are:
Some examples of MAPPP county program implementation goals:
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last updated 11/11/08