In observance of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), national training and technical assistance providers funded through ACF’s Family and Youth Services Bureau, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program (FVPSA) will host a number of public awareness and social media campaigns throughout the month of February. Collectively, the resource centers will be promoting the theme of “Know Your Worth” to highlight healthy relationships among young people. Grantees have developed social media campaigns and events, online toolkits and materials, webinars, and more that may be of interest.
These grants fund programs that promote proven and culturally appropriate methods for reducing adolescent pregnancy, delaying sexual activity among youths, and increasing condom use and other contraceptives among sexually active youth in native communities.
To prevent pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted infections among adolescents, FYSB supports state, Tribal and community efforts to promote comprehensive sex education, adulthood preparation programs and abstinence education.
The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program administers the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), the primary federal funding stream dedicated to the support of emergency shelter and related assistance for victims of domestic violence and their children.
The Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program announced the recipients of Maternity Group Homes for Pregnant and Parenting Youth (MGH) Program grant funding for FY2019. MGH funding helps community-based organizations meet the needs of homeless pregnant and parenting young people, ages 16 up to 22, as well as their dependent children, by providing transitional living services and teaching parenting skills, child development, family budgeting, and health and nutrition.
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
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.