Dr. Carrera Presented With a Key to St. Petersburg

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The Children’s Aid Society’s very own Dr. Michael A. Carrera was recognized for his important work in the field of adolescent sexuality last week at a meeting of the St. Petersburg City Council, where he was presented with a key to the city. The Pinellas County Health Department in St. Petersburg has replicated his nationally recognized Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program.

In 1984, Dr. Michael A. Carrera and The Children's Aid Society developed an Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program that uses a holistic approach to empower youth. The program’s objective is to help teens develop personal goals and the desire for a productive future, in addition to developing their sexual literacy and educating them about the consequences of sexual activity. Most recently, Dr. Carrera was appointed vice president and director of adolescent services at Children's Aid.

The Children’s Aid Society congratulates Dr. Carrera on this recognition.