WHEREAS, the Arizona Public Health Association shares a concern with other professionals who work with teenagers in the state about the increased incidence of adolescent pregnancies; and

WHEREAS, The economic health and social consequences of adoles­cent pregnancies can be harmful to both the teenager and the baby;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that as a professional organization we,
1. Encourage each school district in Arizona to review and study its curriculum dealing with family life education;
2. Encourage each school district, if it has such a curriculum to update and improve its curriculum;
3. Encourage each school district without such a curriculum to consider adopting a curriculum of family life education appropriate to the district;
4. Request that the State Department of Education, in consultation with Arizona Medical Associations Family Life Education Committee, compile a resource guide for Family Life Education to be made available to local education agencies on an as requested basis.
S. Concur with existing State Education Board policy that a curriculum dealing with family life education is a matter to be dealt with by the local school district and should involve a high degree of parental involvement.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Arizona Public Health Association supports the Arizona Board of Education’s April 25, 1977, resolution relating to Family Life Education in the schools.

PASSED, ADOPTED AND APPROVED BY the membership of the Arizona Public Health Association, on the 30th day of September, 1977, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Arthur F. Mello, DDS President

73~1977 _(1)Family LIfe Education in School (reproducitve health,education) )

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