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National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, in May, is a great time to tout the important work your organization is doing to keep young people from becoming parents too soon. But communication has to happen year-round too if you want to increase support for your efforts. Here's a roundup of marketing and communication resources that will help you get strategic about your outreach:
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has communication advice (PDF, 517KB) specifically geared toward community-wide teen pregnancy prevention initiatives. "Talking the Talk: Creating a Communications Strategy" includes worksheets, planning discussion guides, sample press releases, and examples of crisis communications plans.