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This tip sheet covers why sustainability matters and concrete strategies for increasing your project's sustainability. Publication date: February 2021.

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This toolkit is designed to provide the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s (FYSB) Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) grantees with information to incorporate teen dating violence (TDV) prevention into their existing PREP programming.

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This toolkit provides you with strategies to connect with parents and caregivers and provide them with information and resources to support a positive relationship with their adolescents. 

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This session discusses practical ways to take the steps needed to engage the local community in advancing SRAE program goals to improve outcomes for students and parents. 

All teens should have a bright future within their grasp. Yet teen pregnancy, non-marital sexual activity, and other risky behaviors create obstacles to success, especially for our most vulnerable teens. The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program provides resources through the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program and Personal Responsibility Education Program to help teens prepare for a successful future. Learn more about APP Funding Streams.

Need materials to promote your APP Program?

Customize and download FYSB-approved web badges, infographics, and tip sheets with your own organization's logo using the award-winning Studio tool!

The Challenge. The teen birth rate has declined by over 40% in the past decade, yet disparities among vulnerable youth persist. Today, adolescents aged 15-24 account for nearly half of the 20M new cases of STIs each year. That is why in 2019, we dedicated over $144M to grantees in OVER 50 U.S. states & territories to educate, engage, & empower 600K+ youth through evidence-informed programming.
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Promoting Civility: Strategies to Address Cyberbullying

In this webinar, experts and practitioners provided training on the most recent research on cyberbullying as well as related prevention.

Page last updated: October 16, 2020
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APS Resource Guide: Financial Literacy

This Ted Talk presented grantees with specific strategies they can implement to better incorporate the financial literacy APS into their program.

Page last updated: October 16, 2020
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Encourage Youth to Join the We Think Twice Campaign & Visit the Website!

The new We Think Twice website has resources to help youth form healthy relationships, set goals, and feel confident in their decision not to have sex, use drugs, drink, smoke, or engage in other risky behaviors.


Page last updated: November 5, 2020
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Empowering Youth to Make Healthy Decisions

Engaging youth to make healthy decisions about their lives and futures is an important cornerstone of any adolescent pregnancy prevention program. This webinar helps grantees, community-based organizations, and any person or group that works with youth learn effective strategies to engage youth and empower them to make the best choices for their lives. 

Page last updated: March 5, 2020
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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: November 14, 2018
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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
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Adolescent Suicide Prevention: An Introduction to the Risk Factors of Suicide and Resources for Vulnerable Youth

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. This webinar provides an overview of the risk factors that can contribute to suicide, particularly among Native American and vulnerable populations of youth, and what resources are available to help prevent suicide among vulnerable youth. 

Page last updated: March 25, 2021

Red Ribbon Week

Page last updated: October 18, 2018
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How Adolescent Boys Learn: Tailoring Prevention Messages

This tip sheet explores gender-based developmental differences that can impact boys’ learning and examines strategies facilitators can use to better meet the learning needs of boys in their PREP programming.

Page last updated: September 29, 2020
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Human Trafficking: Implications for Adolescent Health Outcomes

This tip sheet focuses on domestic minor sex and labor trafficking in the United States and the implications for adolescent sexual, physical, and mental health.

Page last updated: June 8, 2020