UT Teen Health received two grants focusing on Teen Pregnancy Prevention.
Capacity Building Project
UT Teen Health will provide capacity building assistance (CBA) to at least three organizations that have experience implementing programs for youth and are serving some of the most vulnerable populations with the need for teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) programs:
- youth in juvenile detention
- youth in foster care
- expectant and parenting teens
UT Teen Health will provide training, technical assistance, and support to these organizations to enable them to implement evidence-based TPP programs for the youth they serve. The designated service area for the project is the state of Texas. Through this project, it is estimated that 1,500 youth in juvenile detention, youth in foster care, and expectant and parenting teens will receive evidence-based TPP programs annually.
UT Teen Health will partner with community youth serving organizations and the San Antonio Teen Pregnancy Prevention Collaborative to implement evidence based teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) programs for approximately 17,550 youth under age 20 annually in Bexar County, Texas.
Partners in this initiative will implement the evidence-based TPP programs in middle schools, high schools, after school programs, faith-based organizations, and in community settings with especially vulnerable youth including expectant and parenting teens, youth in juvenile detention, and youth in foster care.