The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

November 27, 2012

Special Event

World AIDS Day Event with Free Continuing Education Credit

9:00 AM -5:15 PM November 30, 2012.  Registration starts at 8:30 AM
“For the City Center” 500 East St. Johns Avenue, Austin, Texas

This collaborative event by local nonprofit, government and community leaders will include dynamic presentations, films, and exhibits on various topics including HIV treatments and prevention, risk, and care, as well as communication training. This event is especially beneficial for registered nurses, social workers, LCDCs, LPCs, and LMFTs. Free continental breakfast, snacks, and 5.00 Hour Credit CEU/CNEs will be provided upon registration.


In the News

Pregnant Teens Not Given Enough Support In School

Huffington Post, November 24, 2012

In a recent study by the National Women’s Law Center it was reported that pregnant teens are getting less support than before from schools to maintain class attendance and to engage in school activities. These support programs have been found to be very beneficial in ensuring school graduation, connecting pregnant teens to social services, and reducing infant mortality. The reduction in programs is mostly due to school budget cuts or because states have deemed them as not mandatory. Click the link above to read more!


Latest Research

Becoming Teen Fathers: Stories of Teen Pregnancy, Responsibility, and Masculinity

Weber, J.B. (2012). Gender & Society, 26(6), 900-921.

In this study the investigator conducted several in-depth interviews with teen fathers to discuss the responsibility, stigmas, and consequences related to becoming a teen parent. Interviewees discussed how gender stereotypes have a conflicting effect on youth, in that they signify manhood but also serve as an excuse for denying responsibility for the pregnancy. In other words teen fathers must negotiate their identity with the potential stigma of teen pregnancy. Click on the link to read the article!


Tools You Can Use

Resource Center for Prevention with Persons Living with HIV

This informative website by the Dallas Prevention Training Center/Capacity Building Assistance Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center provides system-level approaches to assist HIV positive persons. The website provides information in a ten-part continuum of care format with tools, information and resources to forward community collaboration and improve the effectiveness of prevention efforts. There are also tutorials/trainings for clinicians and non clinicians on various topics. Click the link to learn more!


 Funding Opportunities

AHRQ Conference Grant Program

Funding Source: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Deadline: January 1, 2013

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)’s funding announcement is to provide support for conferences that aim to improve the quality, efficiency, safety and effectiveness of healthcare for all Americans. Types of conferences eligible for support include those that provide information on evidence-based programming, career development and research training. Click on the link to learn more!


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