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TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION

For More Information Contact:

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Brandy Eaton
Supervisor
(216) 201-2000 ext. 1327
beaton@ccbh.net

ABOUT US

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The Cuyahoga County Board of Health has been the administering agency of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs since 1997. In partnership with school districts and community-based agencies, the initiative focuses on providing comprehensive, evidence-based sexual health education to youth throughout Cuyahoga County.

216Teens is the Cuyahoga County Board of Health’s awareness campaign to prevent teen pregnancy and the spread of STDs among youth throughout our county. The campaign is designed to educate and motivate teenagers (14 to 19 year olds) about safer sexual behaviors and to increase their use of trusted local health services and resources. Funding for this project and campaign was made possible by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health.

OUR HISTORY

We provide school-based sexual health education programs and partner with local health clinics, nonprofit organizations and others who are working to improve teen health and reduce the rates of teen pregnancy and spread of sexually transmitted infections.

OUR VALUES

We provide medically accurate content and evidence based sexual health curriculum. We aim to present information in a way that is teen-friendly and engaging. We work with teen advisors to help shape our content in order to stay current and innovative.

We are committed to treating everyone with compassion and integrity and providing information that will benefit all teens, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, economic circumstances, religion or faith. We strive to be fair, respectful and nonjudgmental in everything we do.

OUR VISION

Our vision is for Cuyahoga County teenagers to understand their physical and emotional development and empower them to delay sexual initiation. We also want to inform them about the risks, motivate them to prevent unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, and encourage them to seek reproductive health services.

OUR MISSION & GOALSprep

Our mission is to educate, inform and motivate teens in our communities to delay sexual initiation, practice safer sexual behaviors and to seek preventative reproductive health care.

The 216Teens campaign and website is designed to give youth information in a fun, engaging and interactive manner.

Our goal is to reach Cuyahoga County teenagers and to collaborate with community partners to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases now as well as in the future. We invite you to join us in our efforts. Contact us to learn more about our Community Advisory Group and the Ohio Youth Leadership Council.

 


Evaluation Reports


STD & Birth Data


Poster Session


Comprehensive Sexuality Education for Ohio Schools

Click here to access:  A guide for advocates, from The Collaborative for Comprehensive School-Age Health   


RESOURCES:


Resources for Educators

SIECUS’s SexEdLibrary provides access to lesson plans covering virtually every topic related to sexuality, background information on topics vital to all sexual health educators, and notices of training opportunities for educators and health professionals.

The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) helps health educators stay up to date on advances in health education theory and research, excellence in health education practice, and the promotion of public policies conducive to health.

Advocates for Youth also maintains a sex-ed resource page for teachers and education professionals, which offers lesson plans and assistance with implementing sexual health campaigns.

The Guttmacher Institute advances sexual and reproductive health and rights through research, policy analysis and public education. The site provides a wealth of data and research findings as well as information for specific states.

Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (ReCAPP) provides practical tools and information for educators to help teens reduce sexual risk-taking behaviors.

National Sexuality Education Standards were developed to address the inconsistent implementation of sexuality education nationwide and the limited time allocated to teaching the topic.


Resources for Parents

Advocates for Youth Parents’ Sex Ed Center provides support for parents who are beginning discussions about sexual health with their children. The site also offers assistance for parents who wish to advocate for comprehensive sexual health education in their child’s school.

Sex Education HQ was created by a physician and a parent to help parents discuss sexual health with their children.

The Mayo Clinic maintains a resource page for tips for parents when talking to their kids about sex.

Planned Parenthood presents advice for parents about how to begin the discussion about sexual health with their kids.

The California Family Health Council’s website Talk With Your Kids encourages parents to begin the discussion and gives them tip on how to do it.

“There’s No Place Like Home…for Sex Education” is a downloadable book written by Mary Gossart, Vice President of Education and Training at Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon. It provides advice, strategies and guidance for parents.


Resources for Advocates

Answer (formerly the Network for Family Life Education), provides resources, advocacy tips and training to promote comprehensive sexual health education for young people and the adults in their lives.

SIECUS has assembled a Community Action Tool Kit to help students and other community members advocate for comprehensive sexual health education.

Advocates for Youth is a group dedicated to helping young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. The group provides training services and assistance to advocates, organizations and policy makers to further this mission.

Amplify Your Voice is a website and blog for sexual health youth activists and is affiliated with Advocates for Youth. The site also contains a resource page with frequently asked questions, hotline information and ways to connect with peer educators.

Healthy Teen Network is focused on adolescent health with an emphasis on teen pregnancy prevention, teen pregnancy, and teen parenting.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy supports policies that will increase the use of contraception among teens having sex. The campaign also aims to provide education to teens, parents, and young adults in their 20s.


The Cuyahoga County Board of Health’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project is made possible through grant funding provided by Health and Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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For More Information Contact:

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Brandy Eaton
Supervisor
(216) 201-2000 ext. 1327
beaton@ccbh.net
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Gloria Agosto Davis
Program Manager
(216) 201-2000 ext. 1340
gagosto@ccbh.net
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Erin Lark
Grants Coordinator
(216) 201-2000 ext. 1326
elark@ccbh.net

 



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