More than Jobs: Providing Disadvantaged Teens and Young Adults with Healthy Relationship Skills as a Strategy to Reduce Poverty and Improve Child Well-being
This brief, written by Stacey Bouchet, discusses how the ability of young people to forge and sustain healthy relationships can affect almost every aspect of their lives — school and work success, physical and mental health, and the overall health and well-being of their own children. Helping young people thrive and overcome barriers to economic and personal success requires more than ensuring they complete their secondary education and workforce development. Providing youth with the necessary skills to form and sustain healthy intimate relationships is also an essential part of their future success. Troubled, unstable or dangerous relationships and unplanned pregnancies typically thwart, or even derail, the progress young people may otherwise make in school, work or parenting. These relationships also can endanger the young person and their children. View and download the brief here.