Adolescent Health

Information

 

Contact Chavonda Carr

410-219-7489

chavonda.carr@maryland.gov

 

Ture You Maryland Sexuality Education Program provides an evidence-based, medically accurate, and inclusive sexuality education program for high school aged youth to build skills: Life planning, relationship, communication, preventing unplanned pregnancy, preventing sexually transmitted infections, and resisting pressure. Available for youth in Wicomico County. Email aliciam.miller@maryland.gov or call 443-614-7726

Are you interested in making a difference in your community? Are you interested in Adolescent Health? True You Maryland Youth Advisory Board: Looking for participants between 14-19 years old specifically high school youth to provide feedback to the Wicomico County Systems Team to provide youth friendly health services. Potential tasks include develop social media content, be a voice for youth in the county, plan events for youth and parents and participate in monthly meetings. For more information, email DNLONG-WHITE@SALISBURY.EDU

 


Available Programs

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Adolescent Health Program provides technical assistance, health education, and promotional efforts to reduce teen pregnancy in Wicomico County. Several community based initiatives are designed to affect teen pregnancy using Abstinence and Comprehensive Sexuality Education. Services and education are provided to pre-adolescents, adolescents, parents and community groups which are funded by the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE), the Personal Responsibility and Education Program (PREP), and True You Maryland.

Adolescent Health presentation topics offered, but not limited to the following:

  • Abstinence
  • Consent
  • Contraception
  • Puberty
  • Healthy/Unhealthy Relationships
  • Human Reproduction
  • Making Wise Decisions (Risky Behaviors)
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Refusal Skills
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • Communication tips for Talking with Teenagers about Sexuality Issues

Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Promoting Health Among Teens- Abstinence

https://www.etr.org/store/curricula/promoting-health-among-teens-abstinence-only/

GEMS

An after school health and social club for middle school females in Bennett Middle School, Salisbury Middle School, and Wicomico Middle School. The GEMS program emphasizes abstinence from sex, drugs and alcohol, and helps girls to develop responsible behavior, self esteem, and confidence. 

Personal Responsibility and Education Program

PREP

PREP is a 12-session safer sex and abstinence intervention for males and females ages 12-19. Adult preparation topics such as healthy relationships, financial literacy, and career/educational success are taught as well.

True You Maryland

A 14-topic sexual health education program designed to build skills:

  • life planning
  • relationships
  • communication
  • preventing unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections
  • resisting media and peer pressures

This program is a resource for high school classrooms and community groups.

https://positivepreventionplus.com/


Wicomico County is ranked 9th in the state of Maryland for teen births to girls between the ages of 15-19.  (2018 data)1 in 10 new mothers is a teen.


 

Did you know?

  • Nearly 1/4 of teen mothers become pregnant with their second child within 24 months;
  • Daughters of teen mothers are 3 times as likely to become a teen mom themselves;
  • Sons of teen moms are twice as likely to end up in prison;
  • Only 40% of teen mothers finish high school while the other 60% are forced to dropout to care for their children.

Teen Help Card - STI Resources

 


For more information, contact: Chavonda Carr at (410) 219-7489 or chavonda.carr@maryland.gov

 



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