The Maternal and Child Health Bureau provides a broad range of training and educational opportunities to professionals, parents and teens to promote abstinence and/or prevent teen pregnancy. Workshops and trainings are designed to keep professionals who work with teens abreast of research and programming in the areas of positive youth development, adolescent brain development and teen pregnancy prevention. Educational materials are provided to parents/caregivers to educate them on communicating with youth to foster attitudes to help them avoid becoming teen parents.
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau monitors teen birth rates and related indicators as required by Federal Maternal and Child Health Block Grant guidelines.
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau works collaboratively with various federal, state and local government agencies, local health departments and other health providers, advocacy groups, community based organizations and other stakeholders to address teen pregnancy. Technical assistance on teen pregnancy prevention issues including best and promising practices is provided when requested.
The key to the success of Healthy Teens and Young Adults is the focus on teenagers and young adults. These programs and all of the activities and services provided are directed at young people and the HTYA environment is designed to be adolescent-friendly.
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