September 29, 2012 3:00-5:00 PM in Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church Houston, Texas
In honor of September being Human Trafficking Awareness month, the Houston Rescue & Restore Coalition (HRRC) will be hosting their 3rd Annual Shop Smart: Shopping with a Social Conscience event to promote human trafficking education and to highlight the importance of fair trade movement. Several fair trade vendors as well as human trafficking survivors will be at the fair to showcase their products and services. Click on the above link to learn more!
Until September 30, 2012, By Routledge and Taylor & Francis: Health and Social Care Arena
In celebration of ‘World Sexual Health Day’ in early September, the Routledge and Taylor & Francis group is providing free online access to 35 articles on sexual health, sexual rights, and sexuality. Click on the above link to access articles!
October 3, 2012, 12:30 PM in Room 1505C, 7000 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030
RSVP by October 1st, 5 PM to Jeanette.M.Stroud@uth.tmc.edu
Our Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting will be held on Wednesday October 3rd to discuss recent updates as well as to share information on how the UTPRC has responded to recent media coverage of “It’s Your Game.. Keep It Real” and the unintended consequences of media attention. We will also discuss the topic of “Opinions on Faith & Sexuality” and the role that faith communities can play in adolescent sexual health. Please RSVP to Jeannete Stroud by close of business on October 1st if you plan to attend!
In the News
ABC News, September 21, 2012
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) newest report recommends Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) or implants be provided as a front-line birth control method for teens in order to prevent unplanned pregnancy. With upcoming healthcare legislation, both forms of birth control would be covered mostly or entirely by medical insurance. Click on the above link to read more about the recommendations!
Lindberg, L.D., Maddow-Zimet, I. (2012). Journal of Adolescent Health, 51(4), 332-338.
This study used data from the 2006-2008 National Survey of Family Growth of roughly 4,500 youth ages 15-24 years to see whether formal sex education(abstinence, abstinence plus birth control, neither) is associated with sexual health outcomes and behaviors. Results showed that sex education programs with abstinence and birth control components together were associated with positive sexual behaviors and outcomes. Click on the link to read more!
Tools You Can Use
The UTPRC’s most updated factsheets are now available for free download in Spanish. They provide useful statistics, tips, and information on a variety of topics including working with males, contraception, HPV, and the cost of teen pregnancy. Click on the link to download!
Consolidated Grant and Technical Assistance Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic And Sexual Violence and Engage Men and Boys as Allies
Funding Source: Office of Violence Against Women
Deadline: October 24, 2012
The Office of Violence Against Women’s Consolidated Grant Program is taking applications for an initiative that would 1) Provide comprehensive child- and youth-centered prevention and intervention projects that maximize community-based efforts and evidence-informed practices to more fully address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. 2) Support multifaceted prevention strategies that involve community organizing, outreach, public education and mobilization that utilize men as influencers of other men and boys and encourages them to work as allies with women and girls. Click the link to learn more!
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