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December/January 2015Vol. 15, No. 11Connecting Preventing Teen Dating Violence, Teen Pregnancy

Noting decades of research linking teen pregnancy and teen dating violence, a new toolkit aims to help organizations expand their adolescent pregnancy prevention programs to include relationship violence prevention. The toolkit consists of four sections: Organizational Readiness and Planning, Selection and Adaptation of Materials, Preparation for Implementation, and Monitoring and Evaluation. Appendices include information on adolescent relationship abuse (ARA), its prevalence among diverse populations, the correlation between ARA and pregnancy, and more.

The Toolkit to Incorporate Adolescent Relationship Abuse Prevention Into Existing Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Programming was produced by the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program's Training and Technical Assistance and Meeting Logistical Support project for the Family and Youth Services Bureau. It is available on the Family and Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, website at