Personal Perspectives

Why Rural Counties Have the Highest Teen Birth Rates in South Carolina

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

By: Erin Johnson, Chief Community Investment Officer, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy recently released a report, Sex in the (Non) City: Teen Childbearing in Rural America. This report confirmed what we here in South Carolina have known for years – young people living in rural communities are at an increased risk of having a child while still a teen. The report highlights that teens living in rural areas are more likely to be sexually active, less likely to use contraception, and therefore more likely to become pregnant.
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Make a Difference on #GivingTuesday!

Monday, December 1, 2014

By: Cayci Banks, Senior Advisor for Communications, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Did you enjoy the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday? I took advantage of so many deals I actually have money leftover in my Christmas budget. Using the money I saved, I am going to participate in #GivingTuesday and donate to the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (SC Campaign).
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Vote YES to Legalize Nonprofit Raffles for Charities

Thursday, October 30, 2014

By: Cayci Banks, Senior Advisor for Communications, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

On November 4, South Carolinians across our great state will enter voting booths to cast their vote for candidates and issues of importance. One of those issues entails amending our state Constitution to legalize nonprofit raffles for charitable purposes.
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Let’s Keep Talking…

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

By: By Kimberley Wicker, Communications Manager, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

As LET’S TALK MONTH begins to wind down, we must continue conversations across the state that emphasize positive, healthy and responsible attitudes toward love, sex and relationships. The South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (SC Campaign) began the month with an amazing visit from Dr. David Walsh of Mind Positive Parenting and the University of Minnesota.
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Take a Man on a Date Month!

Monday, September 15, 2014

By: Elizabeth Polinsky, University of SC Master of Social Work Intern, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

A friend of mine recently started dating someone. After their first date he asked for a second by informing her that September was “Take a Man on a Date Month."
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The Good Enough Teenager

Monday, August 25, 2014

By: Meredith Talford, Training and Technical Assistance Specialist, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Do you simply want to survive your children's teen years? Or, would you like to have a more engaged, joyful experience of parenting? I stumbled across an interesting article in the 2014 winter edition of The Law of Attraction magazine titled Are you an Available Parent? Dr. John Duffy specializes in "maximizing satisfaction and minimizing conflict between parents and their teenagers – what we call Parent-Child Connectedness in the teen pregnancy prevention world.
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Six Months and Counting...

Monday, August 18, 2014

By: Shannon Lindsay, Training Coordinator, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

So, next Tuesday marks my six month milestone with the SC Campaign. And those months have flown by. It’s been a busy time at the SC Campaign. Our 20th Anniversary Gala, followed quickly by Summer Institute, sprinkled in with Contraceptive Counseling, ICE, Seventeen Days, Reproductive Coercion, Leadership, Be Protective, Social Media and youth, training trips to San Antonio and Knoxville…WOW!!
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It's National Health Center Week!

Monday, August 11, 2014

By: Cayci Banks, Senior Advisor for Communications, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

It’s National Health Center Week – a time to celebrate those who work in health centers across the country, but specifically, I want to thank all of the hardworking individuals who give their time and effort in the health centers within our state. Here is a description of what this week is all about from the event’s website:
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Talking to your teen about substance use and sex: prevention is key

Monday, August 4, 2014

By: Guest blogger, Saint Jude Retreats

When is the right time to talk to your teen about sex, drugs and alcohol use? The truth is talking about these matters is just as important as talking about drunk driving or preparing for college. While it may not be comfortable at first, the sooner you start talking about these things the better.
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It Takes a Village

Monday, July 28, 2014

By: Kimberly Wicker, Communications Manager, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

It takes a whole village to raise a child, but... it begins with a connection. This week marked the release of the Annie E. Casey Foundation sponsored 2014 Kids Count Data Book, highlighting state-by-state progress, or lack thereof, around issues affecting children like education, health, poverty and safety.
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