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ERIC Number: ED503232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
The Power of Plain Talk: Exploring One Program' Influence on the Adolescent Reproductive Health Field
Summerville, Geri; Canova, Karen
Public/Private Ventures
Launched by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in the early 1990s, Plain Talk is a community-based initiative that seeks to reduce the incidence of teen pregnancy and STDs by improving adult/teen communication about sex. A key component of the program is parental involvement--which was once seen by many in the adolescent reproductive health (ARH) field as a necessary evil rather than important partnership. To determine if Plain Talk had a positive influence on the field's view of parental involvement, and on a number of other related issues, P/PV conducted interviews with 15 leaders from prominent ARH organizations, first in 2003 and again in 2005. This report compiles the results. (A list of interview participants is appended. Contains 9 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A