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New fact sheet gives tips for schools on how they can help prevent teen pregnancy

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy has added the ""What Can Schools Do?"" fact sheet (DOC) to our free resources page (LINK). Previous fact sheets in the series include guides for policymakers, faith leaders, youth-serving organizations, and parents on how they can play a role in preventing teen pregnancy.

Teen pregnancy is a complex problem that requires a  complex solution. It takes a comprehensive, collaborative approach—parents, policy makers, faith leaders, practitioners, the business community, and school officials—to make a difference. Schools have a unique opportunity to equip students with the information they need to make informed decisions about their futures so they can prevent pregnancy, excel in school, and become successful adults.

The fact sheet includes advice to schools on

    Becoming familiar with policy and curriculum
    Ensuring successful adoptions of effective, evidence-based programming
    Engaging parents and other caring adults

Download your copy of ""What Can Schools Do?"" here (LINK), or visit our resources page (LINK) to find more information about what you or your organization can do to prevent teen pregnancy.