For Teens

If you or someone you know is interested in making a difference in the community in an effort to reduce teen pregnancy rates in Polk county, then join our Youth Leadership Team today!

RESOURCES:

THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT TEEN AND UNPLANNED PREGNANCY (Website):

The National Campaign challenges the nation to achieve by the year 2020 a reduction of 20% in the proportion of pregnancies among women under 30 that are unplanned and a 20% reduction in the teen pregnancy rate.

They have great information on teen pregnancy statistics, costs, and importance. They also stress ways to make a difference.

OFFICE OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH (Website):

The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) is dedicated to improving the health and well being of adolescents to enable them to become healthy, productive adults.

This is a great resource for expanding your knowledge of what works to reduce health risks among adolescents and to effect positive youth development.

ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH (Website):

Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.

HEALTHY TEEN NETWORK (Website):

Healthy Teen Network builds capacity among professionals and organizations through education, advocacy, and networking so that they can assist all adolescents and young adults, including teen parents, to have access to the services and education that allow them to make responsible choices about childbearing and family formation, and are supported and empowered to lead healthy sexual, reproductive, and family lives.

STAY TEEN (Website):

The goal of Stay Teen is to encourage you to enjoy your teen years and avoid the responsibilities that come with too-early pregnancy and parenting. The more you know about issues like sex, relationships, waiting, and contraception, the better prepared you will be to make informed choices for your future.