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ReCAPP provides practical tools and information to effectively reduce sexual risk-taking behaviors. Teachers and Health Educators will find up-to-date, evaluated programming materials to help with their work with teens. We want to serve as a bridge between front line educators and the researchers who are analyzing how educational and youth development programs can best make an impact on the rate of teen pregnancy. We want to help make your efforts to reduce teen pregnancy as effective as possible.
Please give us feedback on the web site. What do you like? How can we serve you better? What information do you want? Do you want to talk to experts in the field? Do you want to talk to each other? Is the web site user-friendly? We urge you to respond and help us build the best possible web site for your needs.
How do I Use ReCAPP?
- Topics in Brief — tidbits of information about what's new in the field and of interest to you!
- Evidence-Based Programs — programs that have shown evidence of changing adolescent risk-taking behavior.
- Skills for Educators — important skills that will help educators enhance their pregnancy prevention programs.
- Skills for Youth — skills that will help youth avoid pregnancy.
- Current Research — abstracts, news summaries, authored papers.
- An online Library of new and exciting educational resource materials.
- Statistics — the latest facts about teen pregnancy.
- Theories & Approaches — theories (such as social cognitive theory) and approaches (such as male involvement) to adolescent pregnancy prevention that don't fit neatly into other established sections of the web site.
- Links to organizations, publishers and distributors of material, information and resources related to teen pregnancy prevention.
- Professional Credits — Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES and MCHES) and Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE) can earn continuing education contact hours (credits) by taking self-study quizzes.
- The Learning Activities— quick treats — ideas you can use right away.
ETR is a private non-profit health education promotion organization based in Santa Cruz, California. We are known for our state-of-the-art programs, professional training, and research in the area of adolescent pregnancy prevention as well as for our publications and our knowledge and information management services. ETR home page
Many ETR staff have contributed to ReCAPP through the years. The current staff are:
Regina Firpo-Triplett, MPH, CHES, Director and Editor-in-Chief, is a Senior Program Manager at ETR. Regina has written for ReCAPP since its creation in 1998 and has managed several NIH funded projects to develop and evaluate online training to evidence-based curricula. Regina has been in the field of adolescent reproductive health for over 20 years.
Douglas Kirby, Ph.D., Advisor and Senior Research Scientist, serves as an advisor and contributor to ReCAPP. Doug is a nationally recognized expert in teen pregnancy prevention research. He has directed nationwide studies of adolescent sexual behavior, sexuality education programs, school-based clinics, school condom availability programs and other programs for youth. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Effective Program and Research Task Force for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
Pat Grayson, MA, Webmaster, Writer and Designer, plays a key role in the development and technical management of the ReCAPP web site and contributes as a writer. She also serves as a technical advisor on several youth development computer game design projects. Prior to ETR, Pat published an award-winning company newspaper and was a university writing instructor.