Teen Pregnancy Prevention- Abstinence Education Grant Program (AEGP)
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The Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) is responsible for administering the Nevada Abstinence Education Grant Program (AEGP). The Program is funded through Title V State Abstinence Education Grant Program, of the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF).
The AEGP program supports decisions to abstain from sexual activity by providing abstinence education as defined by section 510(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 710(b)) with a focus on groups at risk, including youth wo are living with homeless, in foster care, living in rural areas or geographic areas with high teen birth rates. The target group for this program is comprised of youth, ages 10-12 and 13-15 years old, with priority enrollment given to at-risk adolescents.
AEGP works with community partners to educate youth on abstinence to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The program is currently implemented in twelve counties around the state, including urban counties and select rural/frontier counties. This is done through local organization currently residing and serving the selected counties. Agencies providing teen pregnancy prevention education are listed below, along with general contact information please contact State of Nevada AEGP Program Coordinator, Aundrea Ogushi, or staff 775-687-7527.
Statewide Partners and General Contact Information
- Carson City Health and Human Services
- Family Resource Center of Northern Nevada
- Quest Counseling and Consulting, Inc.
- NyE Communities Coalition