The evaluation of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Approaches is a joint effort examining the effectiveness of eight pregnancy prevention approaches and sites that serve various populations of youth. It aimed to increase the evidence base of program models designed to prevent teen pregnancy, reduce sexually transmitted illnesses and reduce sexual risk taking behavior.
Most youth will participate in evidence-based programs. Over 93 percent of the 300,000 expected Personal Responsibility Education Program participants will be served by programs that are among those that HHS has identified as evidence-based, through a systematic review of teen pregnancy prevention effectiveness evaluations.States' program providers target high-risk youth populations. Three-fourths of program providers operate in high-need geographic areas, and states report that their program providers expect to serve primarily African American and Hispanic youth, youth in foster care, and adjudicated youth. States are taking various approaches to educate youth on both abstinence and contraception and incorporate adulthood preparation subjects. About half of the states actively assessed their selected program models for coverage of abstinence and contraception, and about half selected their adulthood preparation subjects and assessed program coverage of these subjects.
Report Title: The Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP): Launching a Nationwide Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Effort
Agency Sponsor: ACF-ACYF, Administration on Children, Youth and Families
Federal Contact: Butler Dirk, 202-205-5754
Performer: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Record ID: 9656 (September 30, 2013)