Teen pregnancy and teen childbearing affect several critical social issues, including poverty and income disparity, overall child well-being, child welfare, out-of-wedlock births, healthy relationships and marriage, responsible fatherhood, health issues, education, substance use and other risky behaviors, and violence.
The Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy recognizes the complexities of these social and economic issues and believes teen pregnancy prevention requires the thoughtful attention and deliberate action of parents, youth, community leaders, faith leaders, educators, policy-makers, health professionals, and others who have a desire to ensure Alabama’s youth live healthy, fulfilling lives.
Evidence-Based Program Highlight: SHARP
Last month we highlighted evidence-based program Making Proud Choices as an option to use with youth in various settings. This month, we are highlighting an evidence-based program called SHARP (Sexual Health and Adolescent Risk Prevention). SHARP is...Read More...
If youre following us on social media, chances are youve seen our new 2015 YRBS fact sheet. The fact sheet highlights several sexual risk behaviors that Alabama high schoolers engage in. Were happy to report that there have been declines in frequency...Read More...
As part of a series on the recent Kids Count data, the Times Daily interviewed ACPTP Executive Director Jamie Keith for her take on the declining teen pregnancy and birth rates in Alabama. "Teen pregnancy rates are hitting historic lows, which is gre...Read More...
We now have TWO regional workshops on the calendar for this fall! The first will be Wednesday, August 24, hosted by The Cooper Foundation in Mobile. The second will be Thursday, September 15, hosted by Childrens Aid Society in Birmingham. We will off...Read More...
The last few months we have been talking about the importance of evidence-informed sexual health education programs, and a process called Getting to Outcomes to find the best program for the youth you serve. This month, we want to highlight one of th...Read More...View All News