Healthy Young Parents in Education (HYPE)

The HYPE (Healthy Young Parents in Education) Journal is a resource SHINE SA has produced for young women who become pregnant while they are still at school.  It’s their personal guide through pregnancy and the first 12 months of their baby’s life.

The HYPE journal can be used in conjunction with flexible SACE subjects as a tool to help young mums achieve SACE credits.

This resource is free and can be ordered from the SHINE SA online shop.

The HYPE journal can be used in conjunction with flexible SACE subjects as a tool to help young mums achieve SACE credits.  One of the ways this could be done is through Community Studies. Reading and  completing the HYPE journal on its own will not meet the requirements or time commitment required for Community Studies, however by adding some extra tasks that can be linked to the journal it would be possible for young mums to achieve SACE credits.

As the journal spans a time period over 18 plus months it could be broken into a number of Community Studies contracts.

The HYPE journal could also be used as part of the conversation in Self-directed Community Learning to help show how much the student has learned through pregnancy and parenting.

At Stage 2 in the SACE the HYPE journal could be used as a starting point for planning a Research Project.

When working directly with pregnant or parenting students, you may need to consider the following issues:

  • Does the young woman have support?
  • Is the young woman accessing antenatal care?
  • Does the young woman need financial assistance?
  • Does the young woman need housing assistance?
  • Does the young woman have health care support for her and her baby?
  • Is the young woman still at school?
  • Is the young woman accessing child care?

The Healthy Young Parents in Education (HYPE) project, which commenced in 2003, developed resources for schools and pregnant or parenting young women to improve the educational, social and physical health and wellbeing outcomes for teenage mothers and their infants through increasing school retention and social inclusion. The HYPE: Literature Review summarises the rationale behind the project.

The project was a partnership between SHINE SA and the then Department of Education & Children’s Services, supported by a steering group of government, education and non-government organisations. All resources were developed with consultation with pregnant and parenting teenagers and relevant workers.

The project’s final report is available here – HYPE: Final Report.

For more information about HYPE and its resources, please contact SHINE SA’s Resource Centre.

Telephone (08) 8300 5312 or 1800 188 171 (country callers only)

Fax (08) 8300 5399

Email SHineSAResources@shinesa.org.au

To order copies of the HYPE journal, please visit SHINE SA’s online shop.

 

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