The Kern County Superintendent of Schools’ Information and Health Education Program’s goal is to decrease teenage pregnancy through educational programs that equip teens at high risk for pregnancy with the knowledge, understanding, and behavioral skills necessary to make responsible decisions regarding at-risk behavior.
Classes are conducted in a school or community setting and the topics include self-esteem, decision-making skills, communication skills, abstinence, refusal skills, anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems, pregnancy prevention and teen pregnancy and its consequences.
Participants also receive information on accessing clinical services, Medi-Cal and Family PACT services.
The Information and Education Program is funded through California Dept of Public Health/Maternal Child Adolescent Health Department
Shelley E. Northrop