The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

August 14, 2012

Special Event

Cyberbullying: What You Can Do

August 15, 2012; 1:00 PM CDT

This webinar hosted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will detail current trends in cyberbullying, particularly on how schools, parents, and communities can all work to help prevent this growing problem, including how to create a supportive environment and how to speak to kids about the impact of cyberbullying.  Click on the above link to register! 

In the News

New Gonorrhea Guidelines Call For Shots, Not Pills, to Fight Superstrain

The Washington Times, August 9, 2012

People who test positive for gonorrhea should now be treated with shots, not just pills according to a new recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Research shows that the gonorrhea bacterium is rapidly building a resistance to the anti-gonorrhea oral antibiotic, cefixime. This is particularly alarming since gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported STD in the United States. Click on the link to learn more!

Latest Research

The Association Between Sequences of Sexual Initiation and the Likelihood of Teenage Pregnancy

Reese, B.M., Haydon, A.A., Herring, A.H., Halpern, C.T., (2012). Journal of Adolescent Health.

The purpose of this study was to examine the health and developmental consequences, including unintended pregnancy, of different sexual behavior initiation sequences. Other research suggest that engaging in oral-genital sex first may slow the transition to coital activity and lead to more consistent contraception among adolescents. Click on the link to read the results!

 Tools You Can Use

 National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Adolescents

This informative website provides adolescent service providers with web-based resources, links to training and technical assistance, and evidence-based program information to help prevent HIV/AIDS among adolescents. Users can find resources by topic including information for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) youth, minority populations, substance abuse, and incarcerated youth. Click the link to learn more!  



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