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Congress created the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) in 2010 to help reduce teen pregnancies and their negative consequences.  State PREP programs are expected to be evidence-based, provide education on both abstinence and contraceptive use, and educate youth on at least three of six adulthood preparation topics. States are also encouraged to target their programming to high-risk populations, such as youth residing in geographic areas with high teen birth rates...

The Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) was authorized by Congress in 2010 as part of the Affordable Care Act. The program, overseen by the Family and Youth Services Bureau, is designed to provide educational programs to adolescents on teen pregnancy prevention and related topics.  The program must also address healthy transition to young adulthood by addressing adulthood preparation subjects that were mandated by Congress. Most of the PREP funding...

This report describes how researchers in prevention science and public health partnered with practitioners who deliver youth healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) programs to translate the concept of co-regulation into action.

This report summarizes the key findings from the implementation of Wise Guys, a comprehensive sex education program designed specifically for males implemented in seven Davenport-area middle schools during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years.

Wise Guys aim is to promote male responsibility while helping prevent teenage pregnancy. The curriculum also works to strengthen communication between boys and their parents...

When there is evidence of racial and ethnic differences at any point in the service delivery spectrum—for example, in access to and take-up of human services, in the nature and quality of services received, or in the outcomes of service...

This report summarizes short-term impact findings from rural high schools in Kentucky implementing an adapted version of Reducing the Risk, a comprehensive sex education program. The study findings indicate that the adapted version of Reducing the Risk had short-term impacts on some but not all of the program’s targeted outcomes.

Over the past 10 years, the Office of Family Assistance (OFA), based in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF), has awarded grants to organizations to provide Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) services. To explore strategies to help programs better serve those who identify...

This brief summarizes key cost findings from the evaluation of Steps to Success in Texas. It presents information on the resources required to deliver the program and the average cost per home visit and the average cost per participant. The brief also summarizes how the average cost per participant compares to other home visiting programs.

This report describes the major research investments of our Division of Family Strengthening through Fiscal Year 2019. This division has primary responsibility for research and evaluation projects related to healthy relationships, parenting, youth transitions to adulthood, and community connections. OPRE’s research in the area of family strengthening includes mothers, fathers, couples, families, children, and youth.

This report reviews empirical and theoretical work and expert input to summarize research and theory about any associations between healthy relationship program participation and experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV) and teen dating violence (TDV)...