This brief summarizes key characteristics of youth participants in programs funded through the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), which aims to reduce teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, and associated risk behaviors.
Health educators and schools play a critical role in connecting youth with the social and health services they need. During National Health Education Week, find ways to promote and encourage healthy behaviors, connect your youth to local resources, and support programs that are doing great work in your communities!
Substance abuse among youth can jeopardize their future success. Adolescents who use drugs and alcohol are more likely to engage in risky behavior, including sexual risks that can lead to unintended pregnancy. October 23–31 is Red Ribbon Week, which aims to create a drug-free America. Get involved and help encourage youth to stay away from illicit substances.
Thousands of people experience domestic violence every day. Being a victim of or witnessing acts of domestic violence are traumatic experiences for youth that can affect their mental and behavioral health. This month, learn how you can help break the cycle of domestic violence.