2006-08-18 / Community

State Funds Pregnancy Prevention Program

Long Island Jewish School Based Health Center, which has a program based within Far Rockaway High School, has received New York State funding for a new Community Based Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (CBAPP) for the next five years. The program provides services to approximately 4,500 students ages 13 to 21 who attend both Far Rockaway High School and Franklin K. Lane High School, located in Brooklyn.

Both schools serve neighborhoods with high teen pregnancy rates.

The goals of the program, called "NewDAY," include access to reproductive health services, a development of teen responsibility and positive decision-making, awareness of the consequences of sexual activity during adolescence and promoting open communication between adults and teens. Through the NewDAY program, the health center hopes the accessibility of comprehensive reproductive health services will be greatly increased for students.

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