Relationships Matter: Partnering to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy.

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Roach, Carla.
Harrison, Courtney.
Wheeler, Wendy.
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National Healthy Marriage Resource Center.
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This report discusses conclusions from a two-day meeting of representatives of local, State, and national agencies that focused on the potential benefits and challenges of interagency collaboration between relationship education and pregnancy prevention practitioners. It summarizes key themes from the meeting and strategic actions related to relationship education and teen pregnancy prevention that were highlighted in the meeting. The recommended actions include: launch pilot projects and projects to test promising practices and assess the effectiveness of blended strategies; include youth voices in the dialogue about relationship education and teen pregnancy prevention; build a dynamic system for two-way communication between the fields of relationship education and teen pregnancy prevention; identify a formal leadership structure to spearhead efforts to integrate relationship education and teen pregnancy prevention; analyze current data, research, curriculum and emerging practices in teen pregnancy prevention and healthy relationship education; and provide capacity-building support to help States access and use Personal Responsibility and Education Program (PREP) funds for integrating teen parenting and adult prep topics. Perspectives from the field are shared. 3 references.

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