Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Since the founding of GCAPP in 1995 as a teen pregnancy prevention organization, teen births in Georgia have dropped 72% due to statewide collaborations. However, GCAPP is the sole organization that has kept teen pregnancy prevention on the front burner for more than 26 years. Teenage pregnancies carry high economic, social, and health costs for teenage parents, their families, their children, and whole communities.

Repeat Teen Pregnancy Prevention

While teen births are significantly down in Georgia, repeat teen births are among some of the highest in the country. For over 20 years (until state budget cuts in 2020) GCAPP partnered with DFCS to administer the GCAPP Second Chance Homes Network with a focus on repeat teen pregnancy prevention. The homes provide stable environments and wrap-around services for thousands of girls and young women who are pregnant or parenting and often have no other place to go. Currently, GCAPP is piloting a repeat pregnancy prevention strategy with DFCS to improve the quality of services provided by organizations across the state. The pilot will capture information needed to create a Scorecard, improvement plan, and provide agencies the training and technical assistance they need to address gaps in services.

Eban Initiative

A multi-dimensional, culturally tailored project that connects mentors with young Black men in Clayton County, ages 15-19. Eban mentors are adept at building culturally responsive relationships with young Black men in a structured, supportive environment. The project uses evidence-based interventions proven to reduce risky behavior while promoting healthy social and emotional development.

Macon-Bibb County Initiative: Aligning Community Systems for Optimal Community Health

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and led by GCAPP and Community Health Solutions, over the next three years we will align teen pregnancy prevention programs throughout Macon-Bibb and positively impact 3,600 youth between 13-19 years old.

For more information about the Macon-Bibb County Initiative contact us at info@gcapp.org.

Click here to see our TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION accomplishments in our 2020 ANNUAL REPORT and to learn more about GCAPP and our five program areas.

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