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September 10-16, 2017 is National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents aged 15-24, and almost 20% of high school students have reported thinking about suicide. Find ways to get involved this week and help create a caring and supportive environment for youth!

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. More than 12 million children and adolescents in the United States are obese, which can lead to negative short term and long term effects on adolescents' emotional and physical health. Find out how you can get involved this month!

Ngozi Osuagwu, TOPP obstetrician and gynecologist

While teen birth rates decline, disparities remain. Hear OhioHealth’s story about how its Teen Options to Prevention Pregnancy (TOPP) Program supports pregnant and parenting teens. Video publication date: May 26, 2016.

 

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This tip sheet describes ways to incorporate a social norms campaign approach into programming for youth as a way to help prevent substance use, which is a risk factor for engaging in sexual activity. Learn what a social norms campaign approach entails, and find tips for engaging youth in the design process.

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Vulnerable Youth Remain at Greatest Risk for Teen Pregnancy

Youth in foster care are 2x more likely to become pregnant by age 19 than other youth.
Hispanic and black teen girls are about 2-3 time more likely to give birth than white teen girls
Lesbian and bisexual teens have 2x the risk of unintended pregnancy than their heterosexual peers.
430,000 youth in 2014 were served by Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program grantees

You can help  Prep Teens for the Future

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