Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
The Health Promotions program, in conjunction with the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition of Rockingham County, and Rockingham County Youth Services provides programming aimed at reducing teen pregnancy. Rockingham County Youth Services
The TOP (Teen Outreach Program) is a program that focuses on self-worth in participants by exploring issues of
- service learning
Currently, the program is delivered to approximately 150 middle school students.
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition
Operating under the Rockingham County Division of Public Health, the Rockingham County Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition (RCAPPC) strives to reduce the rate of adolescent pregnancies in Rockingham County. Rockingham County is home to more than 93,600 people with approximately 5,800 between the ages of 15 and 19 years old. In
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 there were 176, 168, 108 143, and 118 adolescent pregnancies (15-19 year olds), respectively. It is our goal to watch this trend continue to decline in the years to come and to offer our youth activities that will allow them to make smart decisions and avoid becoming a teen parent.
Current strategies to prevent adolescent pregnancy are implemented through a variety of programs including conducting the annual ‘Prom Promise’ pledge signing, ‘Teen Girl Expo,’ and sponsoring the teen driven Teen Health Now Leadership Council.
Funding for the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition is provided by:
Rockingham County Government
Western Rockingham County Junior Service League
Reidsville Junior Service League
Want to become a member of the Rockingham County Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition? Give us a call!-336-342-8149 or email email@example.com. We meet monthly (with the exception of June and July) on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8:30 am! We would love to see you there!