The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

March 28, 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

Get Yourself Tested Poetry Slam presented by teenREACH!

April 6, 2012
708 Telephone Rd #East
Houston, TX
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Join teenREACH for music, poetry, Get Yourself Tested (GYT) prizes, awareness, and giveaways featuring Lupe Mendez, DJ Grayface, special guest Preach Blaq ad others. GYT is a national campaign supported by MTV, celebrities, and others promoting STD prevention. The campaign’s goals are to encourage testing and open dialogues about sexual health and to combat stigmas associated with testing.

In the News

In the NewsMISD to Implement Sex Ed Program in May; March 3, 2012

Midland Independent School District’s seventh-graders will get their first dose of the district’s new sex education program in May. The school board approved an all-in school sex education curriculum in April after 172 girls became pregnant during the 2010-11 school year. Click on the about link to read!

Latest Research

Report Details Teen Sex Concerns in the South

Djamba, Y.K., Davidson, T.C., and Aga, M.G. (2012). Auburn Montgomery Center for Demographic Research.

Young people in the South have higher STD and teen pregnancy rates than their peers in other U.S. regions, and the solution may be comprehensive sex education, according to a recent study by Auburn University-Montgomery’s Center for Demographic Research. Click on the above link to read the report!



Tools You Can Use

Adolescent Risk Screening Tool Available

Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services (RAAPS) is a developmentally-appropriate, comprehensive risk assessment that school-based health centers (SBHCs) can use to identify high risk behaviors. This tool is now available through an online system that allows SBHCs to collect data to use for analysis of disparities, quality improvement, and to apply for funding through grant opportunities. Click on the above link to access the RAAPS tool!


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