The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

May 8, 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

ASH Course 2012National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month!

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (NTPPM)! Sponsored by Advocates for Youth, the NTTPPM seeks to involve communities in promoting and supporting effective teen pregnancy prevention initiatives. Click on the above link to access a NTPPM Planning Guidebook, which includes important data and information on planning and implementing NTPPM events, involving youth, and reaching out to media!

In the News

In the NewsTexas’ High Teen Birth Rate Carries Price Beyond Dollars

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

Teens Say Parents Most Influence Their Decisions about Sex

National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. 2012.

Teens say parents most influence their decisions about sex and 87% say it would be much easier for them to postpone sex and avoid teen pregnancy if they were able to have more open, honest conversations about these topics with their parents, according to a new survey from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Click on the above link to read more!

 

 

Tools You Can Use

New Video Game by The National Campaign!

CRUSH is the newest video game released by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. The game challenges teens to help their friends rise above the pressure to have sex. In addition to all the fun they’ll have playing the game, teens ages 13-19 can enter into a drawing for a new 32GB iPad with WiFi by completing the game (see contest page for details). Click on the above link to access the game!

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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