News and Events
Let's Talk Month
Every October is Let's Talk Month, a national public education campaign that encourages parent-child communication about sexuality. According to The National Campaign's publication Survey Says, teens consistently say that parents most influence their decisions about sex. Need help getting the conversation started? Advocates for Youth has resources available. Also check out Ten Tips for Parents from The National Campaign.
Drop in Teen Birth Rates
New data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics shows that teen birth rates have declined 10% in 2013, another historic low for the nation. Teen pregnancy rates have had a dramatic drop of 57% since peaking in 1991. Though this is great news, there is still a lot of work to be done. To learn how you can help adolescents make healthy decisions regarding their sexual health, visit our Abstinence Education and Responsibility Education (PREP) pages.
BUB3 - Be You. Be 3: Smart, Strong and Safe
Be You. Be 3: Smart, Strong and Safe promotes being smart - knowing your body, options and the risks of sexual behavior; being strong - standing up for yourself and how you feel; and being safe - protecting yourself from getting pregnant or getting an STI/STD.