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University of South Florida · College of Behavioral & Community Sciences · Mental Health Law & Policy


Key Personnel:
Roger A. Boothroyd, Ph.D.
Mary I. Armstrong, M.S.W., M.B.A.
Angela Gomez, M.A.
Diane Haynes, M.A.
Rhonda Ort, B.S.W.

Welfare Reform:Adolescent Girls in Transition

Publication Date: 6/1/2002

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The purpose of this study was to determine what factors differentiate adolescent girls whose mothers are enrolled in TANF who are faring well and whose lives are seemingly on a positive trajectory from those girls facing more serious challenges. Additionally, the study attempted to determine what supports would be helpful to the teenage girls facing challenges, to assist them in making a successful and productive transition into adulthood.