Teenage Pregnancy

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Definitions and Scope

Target Population: [name of target group]

MOH: there were 12 222 abortions in Singapore in 2008, compared to 11 933 in 2007 (need source).

Client Segments

[Eg. For at risk youth, some could have behavioural problems and be beyond parental control. Others could merely be disengaged and bored in school. Because it seems like different engagement strategies can be customized to these sub-types, it may make sense to segmentize.]

Size of Target Population

There were 359 babies born to girls aged 19 and under last year. This is the lowest in 25 years (ST 22 Feb 2016)

Desired impact for target group

[If we have no conception of what counts as a ‘good death’, ‘social inclusion’, ‘engaged youth’ , then it would not be possible to determine whether our policies and services are performing well]

Needs of [insert client type]


Need for [ insert description ]

[Needs should not be identified in term of its specific solutions—eg youths need mentoring, seniors need hospice care, people with disabilities need day care (these are specific solutions we can be in the next column)—Instead, they should be defined in more ‘perennial terms’ because the solutions can change but the needs remain; I don’t need a CD player, or even an mp3 player, I need ‘portable music’ and currently the best solution seems to be Spotify]

[Also indicate the size of this specific need & projected demand were data is available]

Existing Resources

[e.g. existing services or programmes both private or public; relevant policies and legislation]

Gaps and Their Causes

[Some gaps could be due to 1) capacity of solution to meet size & projected demand, 2) quality of solution (effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, scalability etc.), 3) accessibility (geographical, cost to client)]

Possible Solutions

[Based on the specific gaps and reasons for those gaps, what might be solutions that can help? Insert existing but untapped resources, or new ideas that have not been considered yet]


Need early support to ensure adequate mental well-being

Existing Resources

Gaps and Their Causes KK Women's & Children's Hospital (KKH), during their Postnatal Depression Awareness Campaign Week on 11 - 16 Nov 2013, stated that postnatal depression affects 1 in 15 women locally, and may affect the development of offspring. Dr. Chen (2011) advised that there is a lack of community support service to identify pregnant women who are experiencing poor mental health and most often their mental health conditions went unnoticed until they were hospitalized.Hence, it is crucial for mothers to access help early.(need source)

Possible Solutions


Need for [ insert description ]

Existing Resources

Gaps and Their Causes

Possible Solutions


Need for [ insert description ]

Existing Resources

Gaps and Their Causes

Possible Solutions


Need for [ insert description ]

Existing Resources

Gaps and Their Causes

Possible Solutions


Resource Directory

Funding

Grand Challenges Explorations Round 20 from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Adolescent Mothers Achieving healthy Outcomes [1]

Organisations

Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support Ltd (Babes)

http://babes.org.sg/ Reaches out to anyone aged 21 and below needing support with her pregnancy so that she is aware of her options and is able to make an informed decision with regard to her pregnancy. Programmes: Crises Intervention, Case Management and Community Integration.

1. 24 Hour Helpline (81113535)

2. Casework and Counselling

3. Youth Engagement/Outreach

Project Cherub, by the Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society

Insert web link Pregnancy crisis and adoption service


• Pregnancy Crisis Counselling: previously, we were one of the agencies which rendered the 24-hour National Pregnancy Helpline, 1-800- Mum-To-Be (1800-6868623). • Case management services: It is aimed to provide emotional and financial support by linking clients with other community resources. • Post abortion counselling

Touch Adoption Services