Best Practices in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Practitioner Handbook
Each of the best practices in this handbook include: Key Research Findings, Program Recommendations, and Tips from the Field. The Appendix includes information on developmental assets, adolescent cognitive and social development, and promising pregnancy prevention programs.
CLICK HERE to download the second edition of the Practitioner Handbook (pdf).
Are you already using the Practitioner Handbook? If so, please click here to take our short survey.
Youth Today review of the Practitioner Handbook:
"Best Practices in Teen Pregnancy Prevention, by the University of California Cooperative Extension, lays out simple guidelines and tips for areas of service in teen pregnancy prevention. Touching on such practices as male involvement, access to reproductive health services and cultural relevance, the project's authors lay out each issue in an easy-to-follow manner. The book features tips on developing a program, key research findings and characteristics of effective programs within the field. Best Practices is a worthwhile read for those interested in incorporating new elements into teen pregnancy prevention efforts."
--Youth Today, Vol. 10, No. 9 October 2001
What Practitioners are saying about Practitioner Handbook:
“The handbook is a great resource for staff development as well as a guide for programs that are new to the pregnant and parenting teen scope of work. The resource pages were exceptional.”
“I plan to use the handbook with future program planning in teen pregnancy prevention."
"I really liked the information that stated that you don't have to discuss sexuality only in order to help prevent teen pregnancy. A large portion of my program focuses on strengthening job skills, self esteem, anger management, assertiveness skills, etc."
For more information about the Best Practices in Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Practitioner Handbook, please contact:
4-H Youth Development Advisor
UCCE Santa Clara Count
1553 BErger Drive, Bldg.1
San Jose CA, 95112