Why We Care
Young people should have the knowledge and skills to enter healthy and satisfying relationships throughout their lives. ACPTP values youth as assets in our communities and believes in their capacity to make positive choices when they are informed, educated, and empowered by supportive communities
Parents want resources and educational opportunities to empower their youth to make healthy relationship decisions. ACPTP values access to medically-accurate and complete reproductive health information and care and the implementation of teen pregnancy prevention programs that are evidence-based and proven effective in changing risk-taking behavior.
Youth serving professionals need training and professional development opportunities to build their capacity to talk about sexual health with young people. ACPTP values the participation of parents, caregivers, community-based organizations, schools, faith communities, and policy makers in addressing teen pregnancy and responsible parenting.