Negotiating Identities: Adolescent Mothers’ Journey to Motherhood

A Research Study

by Kateresea Ford

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/15/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9781504349819
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9781504349826
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9781504349833

About the Book

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 often feeling “let down” and to educate and inspire those who are unaware of the emotional turmoil these young mothers are experiencing. This is Dr. Ford’s first book, and it provides a personal view of the lived experiences by adolescent mothers as they endured the transition of being a teenager to becoming a mother. 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 this affects their mind-sets—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 insights in this book offer the ability to improve the young mother’s mental and emotional states of being and help them avoid the negativity and harmful mental and psychological pressure of being a teen mother.

About the Author

Dr. Ford has a PhD in human services and is a state and national certified and licensed professional counselor, approved clinical supervisor, and nationally registered play therapist. For the past twelve years, she has co-owned a state-licensed community mental health organization and a licensed teen-mother residential program for pregnant and parenting teens. Dr. Ford spent nine years working in an urban school system as a school counselor. In the school system, she learned to be an advocate for the underdogs and marginalized populations and provided a voice for those who stood alone and had no voice of their own.