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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!

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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.

The 2018 Red Ribbon Week logo, “Life is your journey. Travel drug free.”

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.

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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.

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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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Project Description

PREP Performance Indicators: Youth Participants’ Characteristics and Outcomes

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. The research questions addressed in the brief include:

  1. Whom did PREP programs serve?
  2. Where did PREP implement programming for youth?
  3. How did youth respond to the PREP programs?

 

Page last updated: October 9, 2018
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Project Description

Inputs and Outcomes: PREP Programs Serving Youth in Foster Care - PREP Snapshot

This brief summarizes key characteristics of programs funded through the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) that reported at least half of the youth they served were in foster care. 

Page last updated: August 14, 2018

Red Ribbon Week

Page last updated: October 15, 2018
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Project Description

Social Media Toolkit

This social media toolkit was designed for adolescent pregnancy prevention grantees and their partners to increase the visibility and impact of their efforts. In the toolkit, we offer guidance on how grantees can tell their stories effectively using basic social media tactics and tools.

Page last updated: October 9, 2018