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Exciting news for APP Grantees! The new appropriations bill passed by Congress included a two-year extension for FYSB’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program. The increases and grant program extensions in this bill enable FYSB to complete its mission-critical work of supporting the organizations and communities that work every day to put an end to youth homelessness, adolescent pregnancy, and domestic violence. Get the key highlights in this blog post.

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FYSB’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (APP) Program’s work was featured in a special supplement issue of the American Journal of Public Health published online on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018. Review the supplement to learn more about research and strategies focused on reducing adolescent pregnancy among vulnerable youth. You will find numerous articles and insightful editorials developed by APP grantees like yourself. 

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Please mark your calendars for the August Topical Training in Seattle, WA! The theme is Let's Talk: Strategies for Engaging Parents and Caregivers in APP Programs. At the August training, you will have the opportunity to network, connect, and learn new strategies to engage parents and caregivers in your APP programs. Please plan to join us for this exciting 2-day event!

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The U.S. Opioid crisis is affecting youth of all backgrounds and is not limited to youth of a specific socioeconomic status, race, gender, or geographic location, although it has affected some adolescent demographic groups more than others. This tip sheet provides an overview of the opioid crisis, how it affects youth, and what grantees can do about adolescent opioid abuse.

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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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