Local author Lisa Covitch joins Dawn and Sarah on today's show to discuss her new book, The Epidemic of Teen Pregnancy: An American Tragedy.
Lisa reveals statistics and resources that could be helpful for teens who are expecting.
In the book, Lisa explains why she feels parents and schools need to become proactive when dealing with teenagers and more open with teens about the issues of teen pregnancy.
About the Author
Lisa Covitch resides in Altoona, PA, with her husband, Bruce.
Covitch is a Field Care Manager working for Community Behavioral Health Network of Pennsylvania and is a part-time instructor in Human Development at Penn State Altoona. She performed her undergraduate work in Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University and holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Through Covitch's last twenty-five years of experience in working with children and adolescents, she has encountered several cases of pregnant teens who are troubled and in need of help and guidance. That is where the idea for this book arose. If just one teenage girl or parent can be helped by reading this book, it will definitely be worth the effort.
Covitch's inspirations over the years have been her husband, Bruce, and her parents, Zane and Sonia Williamson, along with several good friends and family members.
Buy the Book
The Epidemic of Teen Pregnancy: An American Tragedy is available for purchase through Dorrance Publishers.
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