The HSC has chosen the evidence-based program titled, "School/Community Program for Sexual Risk Reduction Among Teens." Originally funded by a grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the United States Office of Population Affairs, the School/Community Program was first developed and rigorously evaluated for effectiveness by the University of South Carolina. Based on a well-founded prevention practice of promoting multiple strategies in multiple settings, the School/Community Program was proven to significantly reduce teen pregnancy in the target rural counties of South Carolina. This is a new program offering in Caroline County.
Intended to impact up to 600 students from the ages of 10 to 19 in the middle and high schools, the School/Community Program is a comprehensive multi-faceted approach to public health education encompassing five focus principles of responsible decision making, effective communication, values clarification, enhanced self-esteem, and improved understanding of reproductive science/sexual risk prevention. Opportunities to emphasize the five principles will be provided through four major strategy areas to include public awareness, community workshops, teacher/school workshops, and peer education. Paid staffing is limited to a full-time coordinator. More information...Contact Jenna Frosch