Adolescent girls in transition

Roger A. Boothroyd
Mary I. Armstrong
Angela Gomez


The purpose of this study was to determine what factors differentiate adolescent girls whose mothers are enrolled in TANF who are fairing 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, in order to assist them in making a successful and productive transition into adulthood. The specific questions the study is designed to address are: