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Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Young Parent Support

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) provides positive youth development programs, trainings, resources for teen pregnancy prevention, and strength-based supports for young parents. Here you will find information on relevant programs, as well as information and resources that promote the health and well-being of young people.

For more information, contact:

  • Sexual Risk Avoidance & Empowering Youth Today Program

    The purpose of the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Empowering Youth Today Program (EYT) is to fund projects to implement SRAE that emphasizes the delay of sexual initiation by developing adolescent’s decision-making skills and promoting protective, healthy relationships.

    Empowering Youth Today is a strength-based, positive youth development program that incorporates sexual risk avoidance education. It aims to provide Michigan youth, ages 10 15, the tools needed to plan their future through high school/college and complete goals without an unplanned pregnancy. EYT also teaches the benefits associated with self-regulation, success sequencing for poverty prevention, healthy relationships, goal setting, resisting sexual coercion, dating violence, and other risky behaviors such as underage drinking or illicit drug use without normalizing teen sexual activity.

    Visit the SRAE/EYT website to learn more or contact Robyn Corey at

    Personal Responsibility Education & Taking Pride in Prevention Program

    Michigan’s State Personal Responsibility Education Program (SPREP), Taking Pride in Prevention (TPIP), is a comprehensive pregnancy prevention program designed to educate adolescents, 12-19 years, on both abstinence and contraception to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS. TPIP programming also incorporates the following 3 adulthood preparation subjects: 1) healthy relationships; 2) adolescent development; and 3) parent-child communication. The program funds multiple local community agencies across Michigan to implement TPIP programming in their communities.

    TPIP programming is strength-based, promotes positive youth development, builds skills for dealing with peer pressure, targets risk and protective factors, supports the successful transition to adulthood, and empowers young people to make informed decisions related to sexual health and pregnancy prevention through the implementation of evidence-based or evidence-informed curricula.

    Visit the SPREP/TPIP website to learn more or contact Kara Anderson at

    Young Parent Supports & Michigan Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Program

    The Michigan Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Program (MI-APPP) supports young parents by offering strength-based 1:1 case management and support services designed specifically for young parents. The program funds several local community agencies across Michigan to provide these services to both mothers and fathers individually, or together if preferred.

    The goal of MI-APPP is to create an integrated system of care to improve the education, health, and social outcomes of young parents and their families in high-need Michigan communities. Through this integrated system, MI-APPP aims to reduce repeat pregnancies; strengthen access to and completion of secondary education; improve maternal and child health outcomes; and strengthen familial connections and community support networks.

    To learn more, find resources for young families, or be connected with a local program, visit the Young Parent Support/MI-APPP website or contact Hillary Brandon at

  • The Division of Child & Adolescent Health (DCAH) provides an array of public health programs, initiatives, and interventions aimed at promoting the health and well-being of young children, the K-12 population including adolescents, and young adults.

    Visit the DCAH website to learn more.