Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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) and the Personal Responsibility and Education Program (PREP).

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

  • Abstinence
  • 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)

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 twelve 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.

 


1 in 10 new mothers is a teen.Wicomico County is ranked 5th in the state of Maryland for teen births to girls between the ages of 15-19.  (2017 data)


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

 


For more information, contact: Chavonda Carr at (410) 219-7489 or [email protected]

 


Opioid Misuse Prevention Program (OMPP)

A Program of Planning and Population Health The Opioid Misuse Prevention Program (OMPP) is part of the Governor’s comprehensive statewide strategy for reducing overdose deaths related to pharmaceutical opioids and heroin. Through the OMPP grant, Health Department staff work closely with stakeholders across the region to reduce unintentional overdoses involving opioids such as prescription painkillers and…

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Prevention & Health Communications (PHC)

The mission of the Office of Prevention and Health Communications is to give individuals the knowledge and skills needed to make informed choices regarding their health and safety through: education, training, health assessments and outreach. Our health education specialists, trainers, and instructors are available to facilitate outreach programs, deliver educational presentations, and provide health resources for…

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Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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…

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