Latest addition : October 10, 2012
GPRHE is no longer an active organization. After several years of too few people trying to do too much, we have decided to dissolve our non-profit corporation. However, our website will continue to be available, and we who have worked in the organization are still here for you, happy to share our experiences and knowledge if you send us an email at email@example.com
For anyone concerned with teen pregnancies and adolescent reproductive health there are reasons to rejoice - both teen pregnancy and teen birth rates are going down! The last four years have seen the implementation of many federally supported programs of evidence-based sex education. This is fortunate since the hard economic times have had Georgia school districts struggle to keep afloat, and sex education has often been far down on any parents or school boards list of what is needed. We are, however, also seeing struggling health districts drastically reducing their adolescent services, and fear that these measures may limit the continued decrease in the number of Georgia teens becoming teen parents over the coming years.
Fortunately for you and Georgia, GPRHE is just one of several organization in the state striving to get sexuality education into every school. G-CAPP is currently the lead organization of the WISE initiative (Working to Institutionalize Sex Education) - building the state’s infrastructure to institutionalize comprehensive and improved sexual health education in Georgia school districts. And while we are no longer able to provide the GPRHE program Let’s Talk, developed to support parents to start - and continue - talking with their kids about sex , G-CAPP now has its own Let’s Talk initiative, which we warmly recommend. In addition, Advocates for Youth has developed a Let’s Talk Month Planning Guide with great resources for organizations, parents, guardians and their kids.