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CWLA's Florence Crittenton Roundtable 2002, "Choices in a Changing Culture"
from 2000-2001; since 1991, the teen birthrate has declined 26%.
However, the US still has the highest teen birth and pregnancy rates of any industrialized country, and the rates for African American and Hispanic teens remain far above the national average.
A recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation of 15 to 24 year olds found that:
At the same time that statistics show improvements in teen birth rates, young people are concerned about sexual health information, and feel that they are not getting enough information to make healthy decisions.
To learn more about the complex issues facing young people and the strategies we can use to help them make responsible, healthy decisions to prevent too-early pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, join us at CWLA's Florence Crittenton Roundtable 2002, "Choices in a Changing Culture," on July 22-24, 2002 in Anaheim, California. The conference will feature more than 50 workshops that promote the Roundtable's theme of empowering decision making for youth, families, and communities by
Throughout the conference, we will explore ways to encourage the healthy development of young men and women and strategies to enable them to make responsible decisions. We will consider ways to strengthen
families and communities, allowing them to fully support young people's development.
For more information and to register for the conference, visit www.cwla.org/conferences/2002flocirt.htm.
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