For the second year in a row, the Annie E Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT report for 2007 found that Texas had the highest rate of teen pregnancy among the fifty states. Texas Public Radio News just completed a three-part series looking at aspects of the issue, entitled “A Pregnant Pause: Reflections on Teen Pregnancy in Our Community.”
- Part One (WMA, MP3) looks at the Casey Foundation report and the failed effort to pass Texas House Bill 1842, the Texas Prevention First Act, last legislative session.
- Part Two (WMA, MP3) looks at Project WORTH, the City of San Antonio’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention program, and Big Decisions, an accompanying curriculum designed to help teens make healthy and informed choices about sex.
- Part Three (WMA, MP3) looks at Seton Home, a residential facility for girls aged 12-19 who are pregnant or already mothers, which helps them to proceed with their education and learn parenting skills.