The Children's Aid Society/Carrera Program
The Prevention Resource Center
is now host to the The Children's Aid Society/Carrera Program.
In 1984, Dr. Michael A. Carrera and The Children's Aid Society (CAS) developed an Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program using a holistic approach to empower youth, to help develop personal goals and the desire for a productive future, in addition to developing sexual literacy and understanding of the consequences of sexual activity.
CSC organized a pilot of this approach at Madison Middle School in the late 1980's.
In the more recent model, CAS-Carrera works with boys and girls 11-12 years old and follows their progress through high school and beyond.
Guided by a philosophy that values youth as "a promise" instead of "at risk," CAS-Carrera works to develop a youth's capacity and desire to avoid pregnancy.
The program will be integrated into Union Public School's 6th grade, working with a cohort of 220 students, and adding succeeding grades each year through 12th grade. This approach is six days a week (including Saturday school) fifty weeks a year. It will work closely with CSC's community schools
effort in Union.
More information about this program's launch is in a Tulsa World
article published August 9, 2011.