In the beginning, there was a Workgroup…

Hi! My name is Sheila Bressler and I am the Berks County Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) Coordinator. Part of my job here at the County of Berks involves identifying unmet needs in the community for children, youth and families and then making...

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Medicine in the News

Medicine in the News

Lee Radosh talks with Nadine Smet-Weiss about Berks Teens Matter and preventing teen pregnancy. https://youtu.be/xapCD_KARI0

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Get to know…Joe!

Oftentimes, it's hard to feel that you can make a difference in life. There are over 7 billion people on our planet; only a select few will become Presidents, billionaires, or celebrities. Subsequently, it's easy to feel relatively powerless against whatever issue...

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Welcome to the BTM Blog

Welcome to the blog! We're glad you found us and are excited to share with you insights, advice, and thoughts from all of the people who have come together with a single mission: to reduce teen pregnancy in Berks County by 40% by the year 2022.  Why 40%? Because that...

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Get to Know…Lindsey!

My name is Lindsey Zimmerman and I am a Berks Teens Matter Ambassador! I joined the organization because it has such an amazing goal and they are willing to listen to the teens. Our goal is to reduce teen pregnancy in Berks county for the overall welfare of the...

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Berks Community Health Center Presents

Berks Community Health Center Presents

Find out about Berks Teens Matter with Jen May, Ed.D and Mary Ellen Maher-Harkins on this episode of Berks Community Health Center Presents. https://youtu.be/jxGrIxBvxuk

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Teen Pregnancy Costs Taxpayers

Teen Pregnancy Costs Taxpayers

Taxpayers in Pennsylvania feel the brunt of teen pregnancy, paying more than $18 million in 2012 for public assistance, lost tax revenue and other associated costs, according to Co-County Wellness Services. At a press conference Wednesday in Reading, the agency...

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Aiming to Reduce Teen Pregnancy in Berks County

Aiming to Reduce Teen Pregnancy in Berks County

When 16-year-old Zamarys Rivera gave birth to her daughter Sophia, her entire life changed. "Being a teen mom is very hard and very stressful," said Rivera, now 19. "Waking up in the middle of the night and going to school in the morning is very hard." Co-County...

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