The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

April 24, 2012

Special Event

ASH Course 2012It’s Here!! The UTPRC 4th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course!

June 12-14, 2012
University Life Center
7440 Cambridge St
Houston, TX 77054

Registration is now open for the UTPRC 4th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course! This year’s them is: Moving Schools Forward to Promote Adolescent Sexual Health. Debra Hauser, President of Advocates for Youth, will be the keynote speaker! This course is filled with interactive activities that cover various topics including:

 

  • A comprehensive overview of adolescent sexual health
  • Access to reproductive health services
  • Media and today’s youth
  • Working with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender youth in your school
  • Evidence-based prevention strategies
  • How you can become a leader for adolescent sexual health

Space is limited, so register today! Click on the above link for more information and to register!

Special Event

Webinar Archive on School-Based Bullying Prevention

Recognizing the need for a multi-faceted public health approach to bullying, the Highmark Foundation launched the Bullying Prevention Institute to enable implementation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) in more than 240 schools across the Foundation’s Pennsylvania service region. This webinar shared how the Foundation spearheaded the creation of a coalition of experts to implement the OBPP in the largest statewide bullying prevention initiative in the country and how other stakeholders around the country can replicate this unique model program. Click on the above link to access the webinar!

In the News

In the NewsTeens Talk Sex via Text with New Health Initiative

San Antonio Express News, May 4, 2012

Texas has the fourth highest teen birth rate. It’s estimated that teen pregnancy costs the state $1.2 billion a year. The high price tag springs mostly from the negative consequences for the children of teen mothers, including lost tax revenue. Click on the above link to read more! Click on the above link to read the full report!

Latest Research

Teen Pregnancy More Prevalent in States with High Income Inequality: Study

Kearney MS and Levine PB. (2012). National Bureau of Economic Research. Working Paper No. 17965.

While plenty of research confirms that living in poverty increases the chances of teen pregnancy, new information suggests that when low-income teenagers live in places with high income inequality the risk of pregnancy is even higher. Click on the above link to read more!

 

Tools You Can Use

STD Awareness Month Materials

April is STD Awareness month. The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) produced materials, including a sample op-ed and a sample STD Awareness Month Recognition Resolution, to help you bring awareness to the issue in your area. Click on the above link to access these materials!

If you have any announcements you would like included in this newsletter, please send them to Belinda Flores at belinda.flores@uth.tmc.edu

 

Funding Opportunities

Women of Worth Awards Honoring Exemplary Women Community Volunteers

Source: L’Oreal Paris

Deadline: May 31, 2012

Ten honorees will each receive $10,000 for her charitable cause, and one national honoree will be chosen via a public online vote to receive an additional $25,000 for her charity. All ten honorees will be recognized and the national honoree will be announced at an awards ceremony in New York City. Click on the above link for more information!

If you have any announcements you would like included in this newsletter, please send them to Belinda Flores at belinda.flores@uth.tmc.edu

 


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