School wide Activity

Paquin School Program

Initiative Description: a separate school for pregnant students that is fully integrated into the Baltimore City Public School System and follows the regular school calendar, schedule, and curriculum. In addition to educational classes, the School Program provides employment counseling services, parenting education, transportation assistance, childcare services, in-school health clinic services, family planning information and services, health education, breast-feeding counseling, and social services

Study Results: The percentages of the Paquin School enrollees who were using contraceptives or who expressed intention to use contraceptives in the future were higher than those in control schools.

Reference: Amin, R., & Sato, T. (2004). Impact of a school-based comprehensive program for pregnant teens on their contraceptive use, Future contraceptive intention, and desire for more children. Journal Of Community Health Nursing, 21(1), 39-47. doi:10.1207/s15327655jchn2101_4

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good