6/26/2014 7:03 PM
by Rachael Cardin
OAK HILL - The Fayette and Raleigh County Family Resource Networks annual meeting focused around an increasing problem in the southern part of the state.
Teen pregnancy is becoming more of an issue, especially in Fayette County. Officials with the THINK program said they are presenting healthy solutions to this and other types of relationship struggles for the Family Resource Networks to learn. The goal is that these agencies will bring back and share this knowledge and helpful strategies with their communities. Spokesperson Torri Childs said she wants to see young people succeed.
"We just want to be able to help the students make positive decisions about their health so that they're not faced with tough decisions if pregnancy does happen. It's just we don't want anything to get in the way of their goals. Not saying that teen moms can't reach their goals it's just more a struggle for them so we just want to make things as easy as possible for them,” said Childs.
Agencies said they hope this information will be distributed to schools and family programs to decrease numbers in teen pregnancy and relationship abuse.