Negotiating Identities: The Transition To Motherhood In Young Urban Adolescent Mothers

Negotiating Identities: The Transition To Motherhood In Young Urban Adolescent Mothers

by Kateresea L. Ford Ph.D.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508477853
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Pages: 468
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Dr. Ford has a doctorate in Human Services, is a state Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and is a Registered Play Therapist. She co-owns a community mental health agency and also a residential group home for a teen mothers with her husband.

Dr. Ford has spent over 10 years providing services for teen mothers and their children, including volunteering within public schools, providing housing and programming services to teen-mothers in foster care, and to those homeless and incarcerated young women in state licensed residential homes (Delta House, A Place of Change for teen-mothers).

Dr. Ford is passionate about advocating and helping underdogs and marginalized populations. Her goal is to use her writing and future books to inspire those teen mothers who are feeling down, of little value, and to educate and inspire those who are unaware of the emotional turmoil these young women are experiencing.

Dr. Ford hopes this book will enlighten the professionals who work with teen-mothers to further the understanding of their trials and tribulations, their emotionality, and how it affects their mindset - sometimes permanently. With this knowledge, those in the position to assist or help a teen mother would have greater insight into the teens' mental state to help. The insight in this book offers the ability to improve the young mother's mental and emotional states of being, and to help them avoid the negativity and harmful mental and psychological pressure of being a teen mother.

This is Dr. Ford's first book, which stems from her dissertation, entitled, "Negotiating identities: The transition to motherhood in young urban adolescent mothers." The dissertation focuses on the emotional effects that early childbearing has on the psychosocial development of adolescent-mothers.

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