The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

May 22, 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!

In the News

In the NewsTeen Ambivalence Towards Pregnancy Points to Social Problems, Says Study

Huff Post, The Blog, May 18, 2012

A new report, suggests that common ideas about teenage pregnancy might be backwards. Researchers from the University of Maryland propose that teenage girls growing up in poverty do not see a downside to pregnancy. Click on the above link to read more!

Latest Research

Adolescent Romantic Couples Influence on Substance Use in Young Adulthood

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

Using Data in Multi-Agency Collaborations: Guiding Performance to Ensure Accountability and Improve Programs

A growing number of foundation- and government-funded initiatives are brining together diverse partners within communities. There is increasing recognition that to be successful, collaborating agencies must work together to collect relevant data and use it to inform and improve their programming. As a result, more and more community collaborations are adopting centralized data systems. Public/Private Ventures and Child Trends created a step-by-step guide to launching and sustaining a multi-agency data system. Click on the above link to access the guide!

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

Grants for HRSA’s School-Based Health Center Capital Program

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) expects to award approximately $75 million for an estimated 150 School-Based Health Center Capital (SCHCC) grants in FY 2013. SBHCC grants will address significant and pressing capital needs to improve delivery and support expansion of services at school-based health centers (SBHCs). Eligible applicants include SBHCs and sponsoring facilities including public health departments. Click on the above link to download the application!

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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