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The purpose of the general departmental funded Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program (GD-SRAE) is to fund projects that exclusively implement sexual risk avoidance education that teaches youth how to voluntarily refrain from non-marital sexual activity.

Through the Competitive Personal Responsibility Education Program, FYSB funds projects that educate young people on both abstinence and contraception to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS.

Through the Tribal Personal Responsibility Education Program (Tribal PREP), FYSB awards grants to Tribes and Tribal communities to develop and implement abstinence and contraceptive education adolescent pregnancy prevention programs

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) provides the primary federal funding stream dedicated to the support of emergency shelter and supportive services for victims of domestic violence and their dependents.

The purpose of the Title V Competitive Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program is to competitively fund projects to implement education exclusively on sexual risk avoidance that teach youth to voluntarily refrain from sexual activity.

Through the Personal Responsibility Education Program Innovative Strategies (PREIS), FYSB supports research and demonstration projects that implement innovative strategies for preventing pregnancy among youth ages 10-19 who are homeless, in foster care, live in areas with high teen birth rates, come from racial or ethnic minority groups, or have HIV/AIDS. Projects can also target pregnant women and mothers who are under 21 years old and their partners. PREIS is administered by FYSB in collaboration with the Office of Adolescent Health’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Research and Demonstration Program.

Nationwide Efforts to End Adolescent Pregnancy

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program Fact Sheet
June 27, 2016

FYSB supports state, Tribal, and community efforts to promote medically accurate, age appropriate education to prevent teen pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted infections.

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Family and Youth Service Bureau's (FYSB's) three program areas: the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program, and Family Violence Prevention and Services Program. 

Through the State Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), FYSB awards grants to State agencies to educate young people on both abstinence and contraception to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS. The program targets youth ages 10—19 who are homeless, in foster care, live in rural areas or in geographic areas with high teen birth rates, or come from racial or ethnic minority groups. The program also supports pregnant and parenting youth.

The purpose of the Title V State Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program is to fund states and territories to implement education exclusively on sexual risk avoidance that teaches youth to voluntarily refrain from sexual activity. The program is designed to teach youth personal responsibility, self-regulation, goal setting, healthy decision-making, a focus on the future, and the prevention of youth risk behaviors such as drug and alcohol use without normalizing teen sexual activity.