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An important part of a successful community prevention plan includes evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs and teen health services that have been shown to really work! Here are a few places to check to identify effective programs that are a good match for your youth and to find trainings that build the skills of your health educators.

Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates provides downloadable resources for health educators and other prevention program providers. Lesson plans, curricula, national standards and state legislation can be found at the Sex Ed Center. For a description of evidence-based curricula click here.

Answer's mission is to provide and promote comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults who teach them.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Teen Pregnancy Prevention features national statistics and information regarding teen pregnancy prevention.

If you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak," then the educator's section of Kids Health is the go-to place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the web for information about health, behavior and development from before birth through the teen years. One of the things that makes KidsHealth special is that it's really four sites in one with sections for parents, for kids, for teens, and for educators.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families by preventing teen and unplanned pregnancy, which can impact a young person's health, education and economic well-being for a lifetime. For the Campaign's summary of effective programs, Interventions with Evidence of Success click here. For their series of "Science Says" research briefs click here.