Preventing Teen Pregnancy
Premini Sabaratnam, MPH, Sr. Health Project Coordinator, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Univ. of Rochester
Although teen pregnancy rates have shown some dramatic decreases in the last decade, teen pregnancy rates remain high especially among certain populations of youth. Premini Sabaratnam will present evidence-based elements of programs that have shown success in reducing teen pregnancy rates with special emphasis on youth development approaches that develop social connections, character and competence and give teens more hope for the future. Ms. Sabaratnam, MPH, is the Senior Health Project Coordinator with the Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of Rochester. She has worked extensively with adolescent populations and offers first hand insights into what works and what doesn’t work with teen programs.
As a result of this program, participants will be able
- Describe at least two elements of successful teen pregnancy prevention programs.
Satellite broadcast originally aired February 19, 2004.