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The Government sought to address the problem of teenage pregnancies by formulating a Teenage Pregnancy Strategy, which set two targets. Firstly, to reduce the under 18 conception rate by 50% by 2010 and secondly, to increase the proportion of teenage mothers in education, employment or training (EET) to 60% by 2010.
The aim of the module is to increase awareness of the main issues around teenage pregnancy and young people's sexual health. By helping to give the learner a better understanding of these issues, it will help to develop the learner to work in a way that improves outcomes for young people. This module looks at the risk factors associated with teenage pregnancy, including positive interventions aimed at reducing the under 18 conception rate. It is intended for all workers who are in regular contact with young people and/or their families to help them work towards achieving the above objectives.
Having completed this module, the learner will:
- Have a better awareness of the issues around teenage pregnancy
- Have a basic knowledge of sexual health issues
- Be able to determine young people most at risk of early parenthood
- Be more confident to raise and address these issues with young people
- Know about local services and be able to signpost young people
- Better understand their role in teenage pregnancy prevention and support
- Background to the issue of teenage pregnancy
- Outcomes and Risk factors
- Sexual health
- Working with young people
- Legal framework and summary
Target AudienceThis e-learning course is aimed at anyone working with young people and/or their families. Although this course uses examples and scenarios from Manchester, it is equally useful to anyone outside of this area. Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material and images used may be of a graphic nature. The module carries links to help lines and national support agencies that can be contacted should you feel the need to talk about the subject to someone other than your colleagues or manager.
DurationIt is estimated that this module will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.
CertificationOn completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
CPD AccreditationThe content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
Entry RequirementsThere are no specific entry requirements for this course.
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