In Part I of the lesson, participants read and discuss a scenario about a sexually active couple; in Part II they learn about methods of birth control.To view this lesson click here: Source: ETR Re CAPP Website, adapted from ETR’s Reducing The Risk Target Audience: Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school) and IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school) Duration of Lesson: 25 to 55 Minutes Date Published: 1999 Summary: In this participatory activity that focuses on postponing sexual activity, students observe the teacher demonstrate role-plays and students then practice delaying skills in role-play situations.This dialogue should begin before initial sexual activity and continue throughout the adolescent years.Each year in the United States, approximately 1 million adolescents, or 10 percent of females 15 to 19 years of age, become pregnant.1 These pregnancies, which account for 13 percent of all births, usually are unintended and occur outside of marriage.2 Since 1991, the adolescent pregnancy rate in the United States has fallen by 25 percent, from 116 to 87 per 1,000 females 15 to 19 years of age.3 This decline has been attributed to delayed initiation of sexual intercourse, increased use of contraception, and education about human immunodeficiency virus transmission and pregnancy prevention.4In 2001, the U. Surgeon General presented “The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior,”6 which discussed the need for a national dialogue on this topic, expanding research into sexual health, and improving health care access and social interventions to increase responsible sexual behaviors.19 In 1996, the poverty rate among children born to teenage mothers was 42 percent, twice that of the overall rate in children.20 The infant mortality rate (i.e., deaths in infants younger than one year per 1,000 live births) is higher in children of teenage mothers than in other children.21All Americans are affected by adolescent pregnancy. Casey Foundation22 reports that more than 75 percent of teenage mothers receive public assistance within five years of delivering their first child.The YCH helpline provides crisis and referral help for St.
The adaptation process for immigrants often entails social, psychological, and economic stressors.The United States' demographic landscape is diverse and multicultural, and minority and immigrant children are projected to constitute a significant population of the school systems in the United States in the near future. In addition, 4.3% of children younger than 1 year of age have at least one parent who is foreign born . Census data indicate that 50.4% of infants younger than 1 year of age are from racial/ethnic minority groups .The societal cost of caring for these mothers and their children, including medical expenses, food and housing support, employment training, and foster care, is estimated at billion per year.20Many prevention programs are designed to reduce the number of adolescent pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States.In general, these programs aim to improve the use of contraception and to modify the high-risk behaviors associated with teenage pregnancy and STDs.