ETR's Dr. Douglas Kirby Awarded TeenNow California's 2013 Member of the Year Award
December 19, 2013 – TeenNow California announced the late Dr. Douglas Kirby, former senior research scientist at ETR in Scotts Valley, California, has been posthumously awarded the 2013 David S. Crawford Member of the Year Award. In conferring this award upon Dr. Kirby, TeenNow California acknowledged his outstanding contribution to the organization.
About Dr. Douglas Kirby: For more than 30 years, Dr. Douglas Kirby directed statewide and nationwide studies of adolescent sexual behavior, abstinence programs, sexuality and STD/HIV education programs, school-based clinics, school condom-availability programs and youth development programs. He co-authored research on ETR's Reducing the Risk, Safer Choices, Draw the Line and All4You! All of these curricula significantly reduced sexual risks for youth by delaying sex, reducing the number of partners, increasing condom use or increasing contraceptive use.
Dr. Kirby has been honored by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists; the American School Health Association; the California Alliance Concerned with Teenage Parenting and Pregnancy Prevention; the Healthy Teen Network; the National Organization for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Planning; the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy; and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex.
About TeenNow California: TeenNow California is dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of expectant and parenting teenagers and their young children, and to the prevention of adolescent childbearing. Established in 1971, its membership represents educators, social workers, health care providers, parents, policy makers, and others committed to supporting:
- Delay of early sexual activity or repeat pregnancy among adolescents.
- Teenagers who experience early pregnancy and childbearing.
- Children of young parents.