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January/February 2017Vol. 17, No. 10Involving Parents in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Efforts

A recent episode in a series of podcasts produced by the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth called NCFY Voices focuses on how schools can better involve parents in teen pregnancy prevention efforts. The short interview features Kathleen Courtney, a program advisor with the Arkansas Department of Education. Ms. Courtney describes how empowering and educating schools—particularly wellness committees—on how to initialize engagement between parents, schools, and students is a crucial first step in gaining support for teen pregnancy prevention efforts at home.

The audio podcast and transcript for "Engaging Parents in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Efforts" are available at

NCFY Voices is produced by the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, which is a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau.