The 2016 HHS Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference took place in Baltimore, MD, on July 19-21, 2016. This year’s conference, Connecting the Dots: Collaborating to Achieve Lasting Impacts for Youth, invited federally funded teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) and adolescent sexual health grantees to share ideas and lessons learned from their own programs, particularly as they relate to reaching vulnerable youth.
On April 26-27, 2016, the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (APP) Program hosted an in-person training on the overlapping nature of adolescent risk. The training sought to broaden grantees’ knowledge and awareness on complex issues that vulnerable youth often encounter.
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.
This study reports the final impact findings from a large-scale demonstration project and evaluation of POWER Through Choices, a comprehensive sexual health education curriculum designed specifically for youth in foster care and other out-of-home care settings. The study reports the long-term impacts of the program on measures of teen pregnancy and associated sexual risk behaviors. The findings build on an earlier report that examined the program’s interim impacts on measures of youth knowledge, attitudes, and intentions.