The Children's Aid Society Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program
has enjoyed over ten years of success and counting. While we never
equate our program as a quick-fix to the issue of adolescent pregnancy, we do
like to measure
our success. In addition to the following article, the most up-to-date
articles can be viewed on the Children's
Aid Society web site.
For Immediate Release
Ellen Lubell, 212-949-4938
Emily Crossan, 917-286-1548
Adolescent sexuality innovator noted as an “inspiration” to other professionals
NEW YORK – January 7, 2023 – Today, the Human Sexuality Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey will present its annual Richard Cross Award to Dr. Michael A. Carrera, Director of the Bernice and Milton Stern National Adolescent Sexuality Training Center at The Children’s Aid Society.
Dr. Carrera is being recognized for “work that has served as an inspiration to so many professionals and trainees in this field,” according to Raymond C. Rosen, Ph.D., Director of the Program in Human Sexuality at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Dr. Carrera founded and is Director of Children’s Aid’s celebrated adolescent sexuality and family life program, which has been recognized as one of the most effective teen pregnancy prevention programs. This program takes a holistic approach that starts with sixth graders and addresses all of a youth’s developing needs. It is structured as a six-day a week program that helps support teens, equips them to make critical decisions, helps them stay in school and helps them become successful adults. It is replicated at 22 sites in New York City and across the U.S.
The Children’s Aid program has been scientifically and independently evaluated to demonstrate its effectiveness at reducing teen pregnancies and births, encourage contraceptive use and promote abstinence. See www.childrensaidsociety.org and www.stopteenpregnancy.com for more details.
The Richard Cross Award for Distinguished Contribution to Human Sexuality Education is presented annually by the Human Sexuality Program of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Cross was founding director of the program.