Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP)
The Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP) program is a project of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital and is funded through a grant from the NYS Department of Health. In compliance with the NYSED Health Education Learning Standards, CAPP provides evidence-based, age-appropriate reproductive health education to students in Middle and High Schools. Additional programming takes place at after-school programs, faith-based institutions, and adolescent service agencies.
CAPP offers a variety of programming designed to foster positive attitudes and healthy behaviors, including:
- Implementation of a 6-hour evidenced-based health education program in a classroom or workshop setting
- Classroom presentations on reproductive health, including NYC DOE-mandated HIV lessons
- On-site, one-to-one health education and referrals for youth
- After-school peer education programming which focuses on community service-learning opportunities that help teens build strengths and hone social emotional skills proven to bolster success later in life