The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

May 1, 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!

Special Event

ASH Course 2012Let’s Hear about the Boys: Engaging Adolescent Males in Teen Pregnancy Prevention

The Office of Adolescent Health invites you to its Second Annual Event in recognition of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Hear from issue experts and program leaders about the importance of engaging adolescent males in strategies to prevent teen pregnancies and network with Federal and non-profit leaders who share your interests. Click on the above link for more information!

In the News

In the NewsWomen Overestimate Effectiveness of Pill and Condoms

Reuters Health, April 27, 2012

Many women may think birth control pills and condoms are better at pregnancy prevention than they actually are, a new study suggests. Click on the above link to read more!

Latest Research

Beyond Age at First Sex: Patterns of Emerging Sexual Behavior in Adolescence and Young Adulthood

Haydon AA, Herring AH, Prinstein MJ, Halpern CT. 2012. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(5): 456-463.

The purpose of this study was to examine the patterns of sexual initiation using data from a national representative sample of youth. Click on the above link to read the results!

 

 

Tools You Can Use

National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Materials

The 11th annual national Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy will take place on May 2, 2012. On the National Day, teens will be asked to visit StayTeen.org to participate in a number of online activities that deliver teen pregnancy prevention messages and challenge them to think carefully about what they might do “in the moment.” Click on the above link to learn more about the National Day and to get promotional materials, including a sample National Day Resolution Statement!

 

Funding Opportunities

RFP on Understanding the Acquisition, Interpretation, and Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice

Source: William T. Grant Foundation

Deadline: August 1, 2012

The William T. Grant Foundation is pleased to announce the fourth release of their Request for Proposal (RFP) on Understanding the Acquisition, Interpretation, and Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice. Through this RFP, the Foundation supports empirical, theory-building studies of what affects policymakers’ and practitioners’ acquisition, interpretation, and use of research evidence. The Foundation is interested in policy and practice directly relevant to youth ages 8 to 25 in the U.S. Areas of focus can include education, juvenile justice, child welfare, health, family support, employment, mental health, and youth programs. 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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