Teenage pregnancy is a multi-faceted issue. Understanding teens as they grapple with their decisions regarding sexuality and parenthood involves understanding where they are in their development. Do they have a clear and thorough understanding of what the consequences are to being sexually active?
Based on what you’ve learned this week, please answer the following questions: If you could design a teen pregnancy prevention program what would it look like? How would you involve parents, teens, schools, and community organizations? What teen pregnancy/parenting programs are available in your community and what services do they offer?
Do any of the agencies you listed offer volunteer opportunities? If so, what you would need to do to accept one? Explain how an opportunity like that would benefit your future work as a Human Service Professional.