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The 1994 Nebraska Governor's round table subcommittee established the goal of lowering teenage pregnancies in the state by the year 2000. School nurses are in key positions to provide continuous support and surveillance of adolescent health through graduation. This publication presents guidelines and resources to encourage and assist school nurses across the state of Nebraska to fulfill the objectives of Nebraska Year 2000. These guidelines and resources are written with the intent of providing school nurses with additional information as they advocate for male and female adolescents in confronting issues of adolescent pregnancy. Materials presented here include: (1) Nebraska Year 2000 health goals related to sexual activity; (2) teen pregnancy statistics nationwide and in Nebraska; (3) discussion of the roles of parents, adolescents, health care providers and school system in making decisions about teen pregnancy; (4) discussion of cultural competency to address racial and ethnic minorities; (5) overviews of four prevention strategies identified as successful pregnancy intervention programs; (6) resources for strategies used in Nebraska; (7) the role of the school nurse; and (8) legal issues impacting adolescents. Bibliographical materials include an annotated resources list, current reading list, bibliography, and a resources list. Eleven appendices include statistical data, surveys, and other resources for school nurses. (JPB)

Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Contraception, Early Parenthood, Family Planning, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Pregnancy, Prevention, School Health Services, School Nurses, Secondary Education, Sex Education, Sexuality, State Programs

Author: Iverson, Carol J.; Klahn, Julie K.


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