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1 Funded by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

2 Last year, HAPI/RFTS in-home visitors trained, implemented the project in 8 county HAPI region Partners in Community Outreach coordinators trained.

3 This project year, Nov/Dec, 3 regional (Morgantown, Charleston and Beckley) trainings were offered to all in-home visitors. Over 50 participants in each training. Training co-sponsored by DHHR/Office of Family Planning. Training conducted by Training 3/DHHS.

4 All in-home visitors have been offered/provided with toolkit to use with home visits to enhance consistency of services and information presented.

5 Presentation in break-out session to social workers. April 14, 2011 Tisha Reed, Director- DHHR Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative Cinny Kittle Campaign handout Why Spacing Between Pregnancies is a Healthy Choice given to all conference participants. Presentation was done by PUPP (C. Kittle) and Tisha Reed, DHHR/Adolescent Teen Pregnancy

6 Reducing Unplanned Pregnancy and Strengthening Academic Achievement Joyce Daniels, Coordinator

7 Half of all pregnancies are unplanned and almost all pregnancies among older teens are unplanned. 61% of community college students who have a child after enrolling do not finish their education. Unplanned pregnancies are correlated to higher incidence of late access to prenatal care, infant mortality, and low birth weight.

8 10 Community and Technical Colleges with an additional 14 teaching sites Over 25,000 students enrolled in 2010 Serving all counties of West Virginia through assigned delivery districts



11 Research pregnancy rates and birth outcomes in the 10 CTC regions; Survey students and administrators regarding attitudes and awareness of the problem of unplanned pregnancies; Involve one community college in a effort to educate students through use of additional resources, including curriculum materials, as a demonstration project; Promote replication of this project to the other community and technical colleges and involve at least three additional colleges in 2011.

12 Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College volunteered to participate in demonstration project. Surveyed entering students in Plan to use curriculum in College 101 this fall; Other possible activities at SWVCTC: Lecture Series Student projects Linkages with Family Planning Clinics or CHCs PSAs on campus-based cable TV station

13 230 students responded to survey, 80% under 25 years of age. 17% said they had had an unplanned pregnancy or gotten someone pregnant unexpectedly. 21% already had children, and of the 50 students who had children, 30 said they had an unplanned pregnancy or got someone pregnant unexpectedly. 41% said they had not received sex education in middle school or high school. 35% said they had never used birth control in the past month, 9% said some of the time or most of the time, and 37% said they had used it every time.

14 23% said it was likely that they would have sex in the next three months without using any method of birth control. 36% agreed with the statement It doesnt matter whether you use birth control or not; when it is your time to get pregnant, it will happen. 30% agreed with the statement that it is mainly a womans responsibility to make decisions about birth control. Respondents were most likely to talk to best friends and peers about sex, less likely to talk to parents, and least likely to talk to counselors, clergy, and professors/instructors.

15 Presented project to advisory group of student services administrators representing both 2-year and 4-year colleges WVU-Parkersburg planning to survey students and start campaign Developed survey for student services administrators regarding what pregnancy education and health services are currently available and willingness to work on problem.

16 Strong emphasis of college completion at State and national levels opens the doors for addressing unplanned pregnancy issues. Linkages with local family planning clinics or Community Health Centers to offer school-based services Better utilization of resources available through Title X Family Planning Program

17 Funded by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

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