Training young people to build skills to maintain healthy self, healthy relationships, and healthy future has a huge impact on building healthy families and healthy communities.
Shasta county health and human services in collaboration with other agencies have been working to reduce risks and to expand efforts for prevention education in shasta County. CYP wants to strengthen these efforts by making primary prevention education more accessible and readily available.
Teen Birth Data, ACE Scores and it’s impact on teens, and poverty rate in shasta county all point to the great need for primary prevention education and training in healthy relationship skills.
Shasta Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Scores Compared to California
Local ACE survey:
In Shasta County, of the 271 Shasta County residents who answered the survey questions, nearly 40% of respondents reported four or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in their life history compared with just 17% in California, while 16% of Shasta County residents report no Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in their history, compared to 38% in California.
Correlation between ACE Score and Teen Sexual Behaviors
Source: Dr. Robert Anda and Dr. Vincint Felitti, Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, 1995