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This guide to trauma-informed programming is for facilitators who deliver school- and community-based or one-on-one programs to young people. It includes user-friendly checklists that facilitators can use before, during, and after program delivery to ensure that they are using a trauma-informed approach. 

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This session explains in detail the foundational components of the Optimal Health Model, how it is applied in SRAE and how success is measured as youth are moved toward positive outcomes.

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This toolkit is a how-to guide that provides youth-serving program providers with practical information, guidance, and recommendations on how to implement a community saturation approach aimed at promoting behavior change through a coordinated messaging approach.
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This tip sheet is designed to provide grantees and other youth-serving organizations with resources and strategies to address the needs of these youth. 

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.

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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

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