Negotiating the Meanings of Adolescent Motherhood Through the Medium of Identity Collages

  • Cheryl Spera
  • Cynthia Lightfoot
Part of the Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development book series (ARAD)


Responding to flyers posted in high school hallways, and distributed by counselors working at an in-school program for pregnant and parenting teens, the girls gather around a large table strewn with popular magazines, scissors, glue, and poster board. They have come to participate in the Art Project, advertised as an opportunity to meet with other teen mothers for the purpose of discussing their experiences, defining their goals, and exploring their dreams for the future.


Teen Pregnancy Adolescent Mother Future Goal Teen Parent Relationship Domain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Penn State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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