The Bee Inspired Community Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (CAPP) Program aims to reduce teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) through education and community awareness. This program currently serves Hamilton, Humboldt, and Wright counties. The vision of the program is that all youth are empowered to make healthy choices.
The Bee Inspired CAPP Program assists schools in meeting the Iowa Code that was passed in 2007. The mandate states that school districts are required to provide age appropriate, medically accurate, and research-based instruction (comprehensive services) in human growth and development including the following topics:
- Sexual exploitation by means of the Internet
- Health and wellness literacy
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) including Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and HIV/AIDS
- Human Sexuality
- Self Esteem
- Stress Management
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Domestic Abuse
For a full list of age-appropriate/research based information for Human Growth and Development, check out the Iowa Department of Education’s document here.
The Bee Inspired CAPP Program is able to implement any of the evidence-based pregnancy prevention curricula approved by EyesOpenIowa, whom oversees the statewide CAPP Grant funded by the Department of Human Services (DHS). In addition, the CAPP Coordinator may assist any school within Hamilton, Humboldt, or Wright County in determining which curriculum would best suit the needs of their school district. All services provided are FREE.
Each curriculum listed below utilizes the 17 Characteristics of Effective Curriculum-Based Programs, described in Emerging Answers 2007, in its design and implementation; has been evaluated to show positive changes in teen sexual behaviors; and is included on at least two of the lists of recommended evidence-based programs available to practitioners in the field of adolescent pregnancy prevention.
The Bee Inspired CAPP Program currently offers the following programming:
- Draw the Line/Respect the Line
- Making A Difference
- Making Proud Choices
- Promoting Health Among Teens! (Abstinence-Only)
- Reducing the Risk
- Safer Choices
Detailed descriptions of each individual curriculum can be viewed at www.eyesopeniowa.org, or by visiting the Office of Adolescent Health website.