Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program
The Community Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (CAPP) advocates regionally mobilizing teens, parents and communities to reduce teen pregnancy and STI rates. The program is guided by a collaboration of community members who work with and/or care about adolescents, the complexities of their generation and helping them to make healthy choices. Key components of the program include providing state-approved curriculum in area schools, community awareness events, parenting education and increased access to health services. The CAPP program extends to Audubon, Carroll, Greene, Guthrie and Pocahontas counties and addresses social media dangers, sexual risks, dating violence, drug and alcohol trends, and bullying.
CAPP services are free of charge to help schools comply with the state-mandated Human Growth and Develop curriculum (HF 611) which was signed into law in 2007. This law requires that schools include age-appropriate and research-based information regarding sexually transmitted diseases including the human papilloma virus and the availability of a vaccine to prevent the virus.
For more information or to schedule a free school or community presentation, please call the Vickie Steffes, CAPP Coordinator, at (712) 792-9266 or 1-800-642-6330.
Visit https://pcaiowa.org/ for more information on preventing child abuse in Iowa.