In 1999–2001, the University of Utah Department of Psychology conducted the third round of data collection and analysis for the Young Parenthood Project.
The long-term goal of the Young Parenthood Project is to develop and implement a preventive intervention program designed to facilitate positive adjustment to parenthood.
- Adjustment to parenthood is influenced by a complex confluence of factors.
- Many young couples appeared to have adjusted to parenthood more positively than expected given their particular set of obstacles.
- The quality of a young couple's relationship is a potent predictor of how well an adolescent mother and her partner will function as parents and co-parents.
- Young couples' own parents are valuable resources in their adjustment to parenthood.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supported this project with a grant of $107,910 from September 1999 to August 2001.