The Personal Responsibility Education Program is a federal teen pregnancy prevention program through the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB). Specifically, PREP targets youth ages 10 to 19 who are homeless, in foster care, live in rural areas or in geographic areas with high teen birth rates, or come from racial or ethnic minority groups. The program also supports pregnant and parenting youth.
In Klamath County there are high rates of teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The purpose of the Personal Responsibility Education Program in Klamath County is to support evidence-informed activities to positively influence attitudes, behavioral and normative beliefs, and self-efficacy regarding healthy relationships and prevention of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
The program includes information on abstinence and contraception, healthy relationships, adolescent development and healthy life skills.
In Klamath County, the PREP Program Coordinator teaches sexual health education classes to adolescents in after-school programs, the juvenile detention center, and with various other community partners. Klamath County uses the Rights. Respect. Responsibility (3Rs) curriculum, a brand new evidence-informed and free curriculum that aligns with both the National and Oregon Health Education Standards.