Group Proposal;

Running head: GROUP PROPOSAL 1


Group Proposal; Introduction Part

Annie Rossi

Introduction Part Comment by Lezcano, Yamila: No need to write introduction part

A group is essential in establishing a credible research on a given topic since the contribution by each of the group members can be evaluated for credibility and integrated to form a solid research finding. The type of group to be formed depends on the research that the proposal targets. Therefore, informal group is recommended as a type of group for the group proposal since the research on teen pregnancy ought to be mainly based on closed-ended questions for more exploration to the topic. The essence of informal groups in a research proposal is to achieve a given objective which is the solutions to teen pregnancy. This type of group will also enable the respondents to give their views freely to any of the group members without feeling insecure against victimization of any kind. The group is purposely intended for the America society specifically targeting the teens’ pregnancy; its likely causes and the possible solutions to them. Therefore, the group targets pregnant teen aged between 14 and 18 years. However, the older population may be sought to offer their perceptions about the teens counterparts’ pregnancies. The group has various objectives sought from the establishment of the group proposal. They include the following: to explore the causes of teen pregnancies in US, to come up with the possible solutions to this menace, and to offer advisory services to the society regarding the impact of teen pregnancies on social lives of the people in the society.

Annie, you need to basically rewrite the entire introduction. You need to make reference to the information found in the articles you already had, and those I printed for you about teen pregnancy. Remember, you are presenting evidence that there is a need for a group to address teen pregnancy. You should start with something along these lines:

(This is how your intro for your group proposal start)

Teen pregnancy has been a public health concern in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the year 2015 a total of 229,715 babies were born to women between ages of 15 and 19. Although the rates seem to be lower compared with the previous year, teen pregnancy still remains a pressing matter. In addition, there seems to be health disparities in relation to teen pregnancy, as Hispanic teens are more than two times higher than the rate for non-Hispanic white teens, and American Indian/Alaska Native teens (CDC, 2015). Among some of the risk factors leading to teen pregnancy, it was found less favorable socioeconomic conditions, such as low education, and low income levels of teen’s families. Also, teens who are involved in child welfare system are at higher risk of teen pregnancy than other groups, for example an adolescent who has been in foster care is twice as likely to become pregnant compared to other peers her age. Furthermore, research has provided strong evidence suggesting various risk factors associated with teen pregnancy for the mother and the baby; teen mothers are at a higher risk to drop out of school and live in poverty….