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.
Visit the Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program Website
On Sunday, June 6, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered featured an interview with Dr. Michael Carrera in a fabulous segment about The Children’s Aid Society Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program.