Colorado State University - Pueblo co-hosts workshop on teen pregnancy prevention


Colorado State University - Pueblo co-hosts workshop on teen pregnancy prevention

PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo will co-host a breakfast on May 3 with various community entities, Working Together to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, at CSU-Pueblo’s Occhiato University Center Ballroom.

While a number of factors can lead a family into poverty, one way is teen pregnancy. Pueblo has struggled for years with the issue of teen pregnancy. According to statistics provided by the Pueblo City-County Health Department, 55 to 60 teenage girls of every 1,000 gets pregnant in Pueblo every year. That statistically places Pueblo County among the state’s highest in teen fertility. One sobering result is that only 33 percent of those teen mothers continue their educations. This workshop will seek solutions to this persistent community problem.

Following a breakfast and registration at 8:30 a.m., Toni Panetta of Prevention First Colorado will present “From Goal To Reality: Proven Strategies to Reduce Teen Pregnancy,” beginning at 9 a.m.  At 9:30 a.m., Lori Casillas of the Colorado Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting & Prevention will provide an update on adolescent health data.  Participants will learn about a variety of ways to become involved from the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Community Advisory Group.
  
The deadline to register for this free event is April 28. To RSVP, call 719-549-2306 or go to www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code WFCpueblo.
 
The event is made possible by CSU-Pueblo, the Pueblo City-County Health Department, The Pueblo Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Community Advisory Group, Colorado Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting, & Prevention, Junior League of Pueblo, Prevention First Colorado, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and The Women’s Foundation of Colorado Pueblo Steering Committee.

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