Feb 27, 2019, 1:00 PM
Oklahoma does not have required sex education in schools, and across the state what is offered in most schools is far from expert considered comprehensive. But a trio of bills making their way through the state legislature may help bring Oklahoma's sex ed in some cases into the 21st century.
Feb 12, 2019, 1:00 PM
Oklahoma is one of the states with the highest teen birth rate in the U.S. A partnership of organizations has been fighting for years to bring those numbers down. There's that phrase--Knowledge is power, and Thrive, a public private collaboration, says that giving teens information is a major factor in a decline in Oklahoma’s teen birth rate.
Feb 1, 2019, 8:15 AM
February is recognized as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month! Many organizations use this month to raise awareness about teen dating violence and to also highlight prevention efforts.
Nov 1, 2018, 2:36 PM
Thrive is a 2018 recipient of a two-year “Tier 2” grant for teen pregnancy prevention through the US Health and Human Services Department / Office of Adolescent Health. This grant will enable Thrive and three of its partners, OCCHD, Teen emPower!, and Variety Care, to implement a multi-tiered approach (youth, parents/caregivers, and systems level) to reducing teen pregnancy in Oklahoma County.
Aug 15, 2018, 4:00 PM
The “sex talk” should be an ongoing conversation — and it definitely doesn’t have to be awkward.
Aug 9, 2018, 8:00 AM
The good news is that although Oklahoma has the second-highest teen pregnancy rate in the country, teen birthrates in the state continue to decline. In Oklahoma County, which leads the state in the number of teen births annually, the work of the Central Oklahoma Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition is paying dividends.
Aug 8, 2018, 11:00 AM
Health educators teach OKC teens about their bodies and communication.
Aug 5, 2018, 8:00 AM
In 2006, six local organizations began working together to develop a teen pregnancy reduction strategy, which lead to the creation of the collaboration. Groups such as the Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Variety Care, Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City-County Health Department, the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy and Teen emPower! were some of the founding organizations.
Aug 3, 2018, 11:45 AM
Jackelyn Rodriguez and Guadalupe Herrera talk about the joys and difficulties of being parents while still being students.
Aug 3, 2018, 10:30 AM
Katie Morgan's work at Grant and other schools is part of a larger comprehensive strategy for combating teen pregnancy in Oklahoma County, and it appears to be working.
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