News and Events
Call for Proposals
APPB and our partner, the Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (ACPTP), is accepting proposals for our upcoming annual conference. We are seeking workshops on a broad range of topics related to adolescent pregnancy prevention and reproductive health, including positive youth development, healthy relationships, school and community partnerships, dating violence prevention, grant writing, out-of-home placement and teen pregnancy, and much more. The proposal application can be found on ACPTP's website. The application should be submitted via email by January 31, 2015.
Save the Date
Save the date for our annual conference, which will be held May 19-20, 2015, at Auburn University Montgomery's Taylor Center in Montgomery, Alabama. This year's theme is Insight, Answers, and Opportunities. Once again APPB will partner with the Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy to provide a great conference to community partners who wish to gain knowledge and skills that will enhance their work with children, youth, and families, toward our shared goal of reducing the rates of teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Registration information will be available in the coming weeks.
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.