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- Latina adolescents have the highest rates of pregnancy in the U.S.
- In 2010 43,149 teen girls ages 15 to 19 gave birth in California alone
- In 2010, the Hispanic population had 31,580 teen births
- San Diego accounted for 26,385 teen pregnancies
- 36 communities in San Diego have teen pregnancy rates higher than the state average.
Barrio Logan, and parts of Vista and Oceanside
- Latinos comprise over 1/3rd of the teen population in San Diego County
- Leading to more than 3/4th of teen births in the area
Stage 1: Planning
Product: Bridges After School Program
Low cost care
Safe place for students
Volunteers and mentors
Given volunteer hours
Place: Central San Diego (Golden Hill and Logan Elementary)
Promotion: Sending numerous bilingual take home flyers, brochures, and mailed letters about the Bridges Program to community
Public Health Issue:
Stage IV: Implementation
Facebook, cell phones, twitter, Instagram, text notifications
Instead of using scare tactics, appropriate visual aids (e.g., pictures and videos) will be presented
Guest speakers (e.g., teen moms, families, and therapists)
Resistance strategies demonstrations
Stage II: Theory
Teen pregnancy among Latinas in Central San Diego
- Latino adolescents
- 10 to 15 years old
- Male and female
- Drug and alcohol use
- Lack of knowledge about sex and contraceptives
- Low self-esteem
- Having sex at a young age
- Victim of sexual abuse
- Dating at an early age
- Friends who are sexually active
- Lack of parental supervision
- Limited communication
- Single parent families
- Family history of teen pregnancy
Social Cognitive Theory (SCT)
Behavior continually interact
Six Essential Concepts of SCT
How does SCT work with target population?
Health communication campaign model/Bridges Program?
PrimeTime Extended Day Program (6 to 6 Program) (San Diego, CA)
Target population: 5 to 15 years old
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
Target population: 5 to 18 years old
YMCA of San Diego County - Before & After School Programs
Target population: 5 to 12 years old
Free or low cost
Fun & safe environment
Physical development/coordination activities
Interpersonal skills & character/self-esteem development
Counseling by same sex
How to build better relationships
Sex and contraceptives discussion
Contraceptives and repercussions of risky, unsafe sexual activities
Adrienne Acuario, Ivonne Roche-Joseph, Ray Terrado, Regine Manalo
Prior to the start of implementation, the program staff will deliver and present the pilot Bridges After School Program to Golden Hill Elementary (91%) & Logan Elementary (95%) (6-8th grade).
Awareness Level: After sending numerous bilingual take home flyers, brochures, and mailed letters about the Bridges Program, at least 75% of parents & students will be aware.
By the end the first semester, a majority of the students in the Bridges Program will comply with their pledge to refrain from risky, unsafe sexual activities.
As part of the Bridges Program, all of the students will participate in a field trip to local community health clinics, which will allow them to learn more about the clinics and their services.
Upon completing the year long program, at least 75% of the students will be able to demonstrate resistance strategies against risky, unsafe sexual activities.
Lower teen pregnancy rate within the Latino population in Central San Diego by 10% within a school year.
Learning Skill Objective
Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday (2-4 Hours)
10 to 15 year old Latino adolescents (male and female)
Implementation of Bridges After School Program
Beginning of each school year
Golden Hill and Logan Elementary
Group discussions, incentives, Facebook page, student portal, or website, guest speakers, brochures, field trip
Pre- and post test
Logan Elementary receives Bridges Program
Golden Hill is evaluated on their current after school program
The mission of Bridges After School Program is to provide education and guidance to the Latino youths of Central San Diego by making a positive change at the early onset of puberty, instilling in them the tools to make healthy life choices for the rest of their lives
Building bridges to prevent and reduce teen pregnancy in Latinas in Central San Diego
Reduce the teen pregnancy rate within
the Latino population in Central San Diego
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State Profiles: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
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