Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy http://wamc.org en Story Project Seeks To Put Young Mothers In Different Light http://wamc.org/post/story-project-seeks-put-young-mothers-different-light <p>A group of young mothers who became pregnant as teenagers are sharing their stories in a research project aimed at changing public perceptions. Some of the accounts were shown publicly for the first time today.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Each of the young parents delivers a brief narrative in a digital format that combines video, recorded voice, still and moving images and other sounds.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 89908 at http://wamc.org Story Project Seeks To Put Young Mothers In Different Light Berkshire County School District Seeks to Strengthen Sex Ed Programs http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-county-school-district-seeks-strengthen-sex-ed-programs <p></p><p>The Pittsfield Public School’s Curriculum Subcommittee has been meeting with district and community partners to address the city’s troubling teen pregnancy rate by expanding and strengthening programs both in and out of school.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:40:59 +0000 Lucas Willard 66546 at http://wamc.org Berkshire County School District Seeks to Strengthen Sex Ed Programs Massachusetts Teen Birth Rate Now Lowest in State History http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-teen-birth-rate-now-lowest-state-history <p></p><p>According to the 2010 Massachusetts Birth Report released by the state Department of Public Health earlier this week, the most recent data shows the rate of teenage women aged 15 to 19 having children dropped from 19.5 per 1,000 in 2009, to 17.1 per 1,000 in 2010.</p><p></p><p>The teen birth rate is now the lowest recorded in the commonwealth, and Massachusetts is now trailing only New Hampshire for the lowest teen birth rate in the country. The Granite State leads with a teen birth rate of 15.7 per 1,000.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:40:33 +0000 Lucas Willard 61343 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Teen Birth Rate Now Lowest in State History Berkshire Non-Profit Launches Teen Pregnancy Awareness Campaign http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-non-profit-launches-teen-pregnancy-awareness-campaign <p></p><p>Berkshire County, Massachusetts has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the state. In Pittsfield, a local organization kicked off a campaign that intends to raise awareness of this issue.</p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:09:51 +0000 Lucas Willard 59910 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Non-Profit Launches Teen Pregnancy Awareness Campaign Community Effort Addresses Teen Pregnancy http://wamc.org/post/community-effort-addresses-teen-pregnancy <p>A community wide collaboration is credited with helping to reduce teenage pregnancy in Holyoke Massachusetts.&nbsp; Officials acknowledge there is much work yet to do, as Holyoke has the highest teen birth rate in the state.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC&rdquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports<br /> Wed, 09 May 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 38549 at http://wamc.org Community Effort Addresses Teen Pregnancy