Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention / CAPP
To facilitate comprehensive, age appropriate, evidence based, trauma informed and medically accurate sexuality education for youth ages 11-21; to reduce the initial onset of sexual activity and reduce risky sexual behavior among youth. Through the CAPP Program, our Certified Health Educators mission is to facilitate conversation that works on building trustworthiness, encourages peer support, and gives the youth a sense of empowerment in the classroom while discussing personal topics surrounding their sexual lives and bodies.
The Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP) is an initiative that is a community-based project funded by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) through the City of Rochester. Projects serve youth in high-need communities that have the highest teen pregnancy and birth rates in the state. This initiative supports comprehensive, high-quality interventions and services that rely on the best available research evidence to inform and guide practice. They also utilize a youth development framework in communities where youth lack social and economic opportunities that enable them to live up to their full potential.
CAPP serves youth age 11-21. The purpose of the CAPP initiative is to:
- support community-based efforts to improve sexual health and other health outcomes for adolescents;
- promote preventive health care services, including reproductive health and family planning services for adolescents;
- support social-emotional development, health, and healthy relationships for adolescents;
- support home and community relationships and environments that support health;
SPCC is a partner agency along with Metro Council for Teen Potential Community Council, YWCA of Roch and Monroe County and Highland Family Planning. As a CAPP partner agency SPCC provides the “Be Proud Be Responsible” (BPBR), “Making Proud Choices” (MPC) and “Safe Dates” curriculums in several youth serving programs within Rochester. SPCC also participates on the Rochester Sexual Justice Reproductive Task Force (ROC.SRJ) and the Monroe County Youth Services Quality Council (YSQC).
To book a series of classes and/or a one time workshop for a group of youth, please contact SPCC’s Health Educator Jilian Quigley.