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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resources

Last Revised: July 21, 2016 - Initial Posting: Aug 23, 2006
Purpose

Teen pregnancy prevention is an element of ROMA National Goal 1: Low-Income People Become More Self-Sufficient as a result of evidence reflecting the consequences for teen mothers, as well as the children of teen mothers.

Description

Please LET US KNOW if you have suggestions of any TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION items that might be added.

The following Teen Pregnancy Prevention items are featured in this posting:

Power to Decide

Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy, works to ensure that all young people—no matter who they are, where they live, or what their economic status might be—have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant. We do this by increasing information, access, and opportunity.

Additional Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resources

Statewide Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalitions

Examples are found below of information and resources available through select Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalitions.  An effort was made to avoid duplicate listings of materials offered by multiple coalitions - Contact Information for Statewide Coalitions.

Colorado Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention

Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (G-CAPP)

    • Community-Based DOULA Project – A DOULA is a woman from the local community, recruited and trained to provide emotional and physical support to both the teen mother and baby during pregnancy, delivery, and the weeks after birth.  DONA International is a source of extensive resources related to doulas.
    • Second Chances Home Network
    • G-CAPP Carrera Project

Idaho Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program

SHIFT NC (Sexual Health Initiatives for Teens North Carolina)

South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Virtual CAP Teen Pregnancy Prevention Posting

Teen Parent Program provides support services for pregnant and parenting teens that want to increase their level of education, enrich their parenting skills, and improve the well-being of themselves and their children.

Outcomes

Teen pregnancy prevention is an element of ROMA National Goal 1: Low-Income People Become More Self-Sufficient as a result of evidence reflecting the consequences for:

  • Teen mothers
    • Much less likely to finish high school or to attend college
    • Have lower earnings once they finish school
    • Have increased risk of serious health problems
    • More likely to live in poverty and to rely on public assistance
  • Children of teenagers
    • Suffer from higher rates of low birth weight and related health problems
    • Have insufficient health care
    • Often receive inadequate parenting
    • Often fall victim to abuse and neglect
    • Often suffer from poor school performance
Contact

Kenneth Ackerman, Virtual CAP Project Manager
434.295.8802