The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

December 20, 2011

Special Event

Teen Now CaliforniaProviding Excellent Services: What Every Adolescent Sexual Health Provider Should Know

Thursday, January 19, 2012
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, CST

Whether you’re new to the field of sexual health education or are a manager of health educators, this webinar provides vital information for you! To provide the best services, you need staff and management that understand youth development issues, know their material well, and are skilled at communicating and relating to young people. The Adolescent Sexual Health Workshop Group (ASHWG) has created a set of criteria for hiring and evaluating adolescent sexual health providers that details all the skills and knowledge needed to make sure your programs and services are the best they can be. Click on the above link to register!

In the News

In the NewsMississippi Parents Favor Sex Ed, December 8, 2011

Nearly all parents of Mississippi public school children agree – sex education is needed. A study by Social Science Research Center at Mississippi State University found that 92 percent of parents support age-appropriate sex education. Click on the above link to read more!

Latest Research

Journal of Urban HealthTeen Girls Who Engage in Group Sex Are Often Coerced, Study Says

Rothman EF, et al. (2011). Multi-person sex among a sample of adolescent female urban health clinic patients. Journal of Urban Health.

More than 7% of teen girls have engaged in multi-person sex, a new study reports – and half of them said they were threatened or forced into the act. Click on the above link to read more!

Funding Opportunities

Funding OpportunitiesCompetitive Request for Proposal for Abstinence Education Services

Deadline: January 31, 2012

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Abstinence Education Services Program announces the expected availability of funding to support abstinence education activities in Texas (Project). This Request for Proposal is not limited to this source of funding if other sources become available for this Project. Click on the above link for more information.

Tools You Can Use

CDCNew CDC and US Census Bureau Data Available on Health Insurance Coverage

The Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) announces an important new data set is now available: Health Insurance Coverage Status by Age, Race, Hispanic Origin, Sex and Income for Counties and States: 2008 and 2009. Click on the above link to access the data set!

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Editorial from the Director

December 29, 2011: An editorial from UTPRC Director Dr. Susan Tortolero.