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 objective of the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program 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.

How The Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program Works

The Children's Aid/Carrera program works with boys and girls from the age of 11 or 12, and follows them through high school and beyond. Guided by a philosophy that sees youth as "at promise" instead of "at risk," the program works to develop a participant's capacity and desire to avoid pregnancy. The pregnancy prevention program model provides opportunities for young people to discover interests and develop talents, plus emphasizes education and employment.

The Children's Aid/Carrera program sees the sum of these activities as having a contraceptive effect.

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