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June is National Safety Month (NSM), which focuses on reducing the leading causes of injury and death by identifying risks on the road, in our homes, and communities, to ensure no one gets hurt. 

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This Sourcebook presents a targeted communication strategy to empower youth-serving program providers with recommended activities to equip youth with information that reinforces the benefits of sexual risk avoidance (SRA) and promotes healthy outcomes for youth. 

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This tip sheet provides an overview of substance use among pregnant and parenting youth along with its impact and strategies for addressing substance use among pregnant and parenting youth. 

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 9% of U.S. high school students who are sexually active have ever been tested for HIV. This June 27th is National HIV Testing Day, and this year's theme is "Doing It My Way". Help change this statistic and encourage youth to get tested today!

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WE’RE NOT DONE YET

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

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: April 19, 2019
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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: November 14, 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 18, 2018