Teen pregnancy rates per 1,000 are some of the highest in Upstate New York, according to ACR Health. Program Supervisor Diane Kuklinski and Educator Shelby Cusson are working locally to combat the issue in Central New York.
“We have a great adolescent pregnancy prevention program that serve youth, 10 to 21 and teach them how make better choices today and tomorrow,” Diane said. “We hope that once they have this information that they will be able to make informed decisions when they are ready,” she added.
ACR Health is working to provide comprehensive, evidence-based sexual health education through their own programs. Be Proud! Be Responsible! Is an example of one of those programs,
They are also working to appeal to caregivers and parents in the hopes that they can have healthy conversations without shaming them, Diane said.
ACR Health is also collaborating with Planned Parenthood of Central and
ACR Health’s adolescent pregnancy prevention program is hosting an open house on Monday, May 13 from 5 to 7pm on