Often involves older teens
trained to do education/outreach specifically with same age or younger teens.
Include teachers or
community health educators who deliver comprehensive sexuality education in schools and
community-based settings. Topics may range from abstinence to contraception to
Typically involves a
number of people representing different agencies, or speaking from different personal
|Faith Community Involvement|
Programs that involve or
are sponsored by a religiously affiliated institution or organization.
These programs support a
comprehensive approach to teen pregnancy prevention, and may include components such as
family life and sexuality education, medical and health services, opportunities to
participate in performing arts and sports, career planning and job opportunities, and
These programs target
younger children and their parents, and focus only on postponing the onset of sexual
Using television, radio,
and print media to increases awareness about teen pregnancy and to target specific
messages to parents and children.
Programs that target
specific racial/ethnic groups (e.g., Hmong, Cambodian, African American, Latino/Latina).
A group of
citizens/residents, agencies and youth in a community who work together to increase
awareness about teen pregnancy, to reduce the teen pregnancy rates, and to improve
services to teen parents.
|Parents as Sex Educators|
Programs for parents to
learn how to better communicate with their children (e.g., answer questions, share values)
about sexuality and related issues.
|HIV/STD Prevention Programs
(Minn. Stat. 121.203)|
Mandated in schools since
1988, the program requires current and up-to-date curriculum and developmentally
appropriate instruction. School districts are required to work in collaboration with
parents and public health agencies.
|Minnesota Education Now and
Babies Later / MN ENABL (1995 MN
Omnibus Education Act and 1995 Family Law Act)|
This program utilizes a
multi-faceted, primary prevention, community health approach to reducing adolescent
pregnancies, and is targeted to 12-14 year olds, their parents and other primary care
givers, and their communities, including schools. The goal and focus of MN ENABL is
postponing sexual involvement. (24 grantees for 1998-1999)
Community Grants (Federal welfare
reform legislation P.L. 104-193, Title V, Section 510) |
goals are to reduce adolescent pregnancy and promote a standard of abstinence. The program
targets youth 14 and under, with the expectation that positive behaviors learned early
will carry over to later adolescence. (14 grantees for 1998-1999)
|Male Responsibility (Minn. Stat. 126.84, 1995 MN Omnibus
Local programs are funded to
help reduce teen pregnancy, teach child development and parenting skills, and the
responsibility of parenthood to young people, especially males ages 10-21. (9 grantees for