Project Overview: SHIFT NC's Every Teen Counts works with NC LINKS, North Carolina's system for serving youth in foster care, and with juvenile detention centers to help professionals in these systems build their capacity to help youth avoid unplanned pregnancies. More specifically, Every Teen Counts helps these systems implement two specially tailored, evidence-based curricula for these young people: Making Proud Choices: An Adaptation for Youth in Out-of-Home Care and Sexual Health and Adolescent Risk Prevention (SHARP). Every Teen Counts also aims to create linking and referral networks to help youth access supportive healthcare services.
Target Population: Youth in juvenile detention and foster care in 9 counties in North Carolina
Geographic Area Served (Urbanicity of Community): Bertie, Franklin, Granville, Halifax Nash, Northhampton, Vance, Warren, and Wilson Counties (Rural)
Teen Birth Rate in Area Served (Per 1,000): 26.7 - 51.3; 38.2 average