Wednesday, February 15, 2012
9:00 am – 12: 00 pm (Registration begins at 8:30 am)
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast presents Values, Ethics & Sexuality, a workshop on the ethical issues that arise concerning informed consent and sexuality. Sexuality is a basic and integral part of human life and yet can be one of the most difficult to explore with clients – even for trained practitioners. The values that both client and provider bring to their work together and the ethical issues of sexuality cannot be ignored. This workshop delves into these complex subjects. Click on the above link for more information!
Each February, the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (NASBHC) leads the observance of National School-Based Health Care (SBHC) Awareness Month. NASBHC is passionate about school-based health care because they know SBHCs are the best way to keep students healthy and in the classroom. The theme of this year’s awareness month is “Sharing Our Stories” and to help do just that, NASBHC has supplied resources on their website including: a story telling toolkit, a story contest (with cash prizes in multiple categories), and a sticker sheet for you to print off and share. Click on the above link for more information!
In the News
City Newspaper; January 27, 2012
City students will for the first time be able to get condoms in city schools. By a vote of 4 to 3, school board members approved a policy that includes a condom availability program. Click on the above link to read more!
Association Between HIV-Related Risk Behaviors and HIV Testing Among High School Students in the United States, 2009
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Online First: January 2012.
The purpose of this study was to identify the HIV-related risk behaviors associated with HIV testing among U.S. high school students who reported ever having sexual intercourse. Click on the above link to read the results!
Sponsor: HIV/AIDS Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration
Deadline: March 16, 2012
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to solicit applications from organizations throughout the U.S. and its territories to provide family-centered primary medical care to women, infants, children, and youth living with HIV/AIDS when payments for such services are unavailable from other sources. Funding is intended to improve access to primary HIV medical care for HIV-infected women, infants, children, and youth through the provision of coordinated, comprehensive, culturally and linguistically competent services. Click on the above link for more information.
Tools You Can Use
To get yourself ready for National Condom Week, which kicks off on Valentine’s Day, download the condom factsheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This fact sheet presents evidence concerning the male latex condom and the prevention of STDs, including HIV, based on information about how different STDs are transmitted, the physical properties of condoms, the anatomic coverage or protection that condoms provide, and epidemiologic studies assessing condom use and STD risk.
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