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Reducing the Risk curriculum

Program Type: Resources - Information or materials that might help develop a program/project in a community but can not be defined as a Best Practice, Promising Practice, or Local Effort.

The Reducing the Risk curriculum was developed in 1988 to help lower the rate of teenage pregnancy and exposure to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The school-based curriculum helps teens understand the personal responsibilities and consequences of sexual activity and develop and practice the decision-making, negotiating, and refusal skills needed to resist negative social pressures regarding sexual contact. In addition, the program aims to strengthen parent-child communication about issues related to sexual activity.

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Infectious Disease, Maternal Child Health

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Name: Lance Sprague
Site or Location Name: Reducing the Risk
P.O. Box 1830
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (800) 321-4007