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Monday, June 14 (APP Conference)

2021 Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Grantee Conference. Creating Diamonds During Times of Great Pressure

Monday, June 14       

12:30 - 1:00 p.m. EDT Tribal Opening (optional)
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. EDT FYSB Welcome
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. EDT Opening Plenary
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. EDT Break
3:00 – 4:10 p.m. EDT Concurrent Session 1
4:10 – 5:00 p.m. EDT Exhibitor/Developer Booths Open (optional)


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Concurrent Session 1 - 3:00 - 4:10 pm EDT

 

Adding Value to Community Stakeholders to Stay Engaged

Track

Engaging Families, Schools, and Communities

Presentation Type

Workshop

Presentation Overview

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, grantees who were implementing their programs in schools, community, and/or faith-based organizations had to comply with the initial stay-at-home order. Many of these grantees became discouraged, worried, and/or concerned because they had to abruptly stop providing the proposed services to their students, parents, and other caring adults. The workshop will motivate and equip attendees to use three distinct objective phases, framed around persevering to assist students; parents; other caring adults; and school, community, and faith-based leaders. The goal is to keep everyone engaged and focused on dreaming, believing, and achieving their goals during COVID-19.

Presenters

Diana Clemons

Executive Director

Future Leaders Outreach Network

Wilbur Dawson

Associate Director

Future Leaders Outreach Network

Audience

  • Project administrators (e.g., project directors and managers)
  • Frontline/field staff (e.g., health educators, program facilitators)

Level

  • Multilevel

 

Building Staff Co-Regulation to Support Youth

Track

Innovative Approaches and Emerging Issues

Presentation Type

Workshop

Presentation Overview

Caring adults such as teachers, parents, and coaches support the development of self-regulation skills in youth through a process called co-regulation.  Co-regulation includes developing and maintaining warm relationships, collaborating with youth to co-create supportive environments, and coaching and modeling the use of skills that promote self-regulation.  Integrating a co-regulation framework and teaching program staff to provide co-regulation support may improve youth and program outcomes.  In this workshop, we will explore the science of co-regulation, reflect on the relevance of this work for adolescent pregnancy prevention, and engage in activities from the SARHM toolkit and practitioner brief that highlight co-regulation in action.

Presenters

Aleta Meyer

Lead for Primary Prevention and Resilience

Office of Planning Research and Evaluation

Caryn Blitz

Senior Social Science Research Analyst

Office of Planning Research and Evaluation

Audience

  • Project administrators (e.g., project directors and managers)
  • Frontline/field staff (e.g., health educators, program facilitators)

Level

  • Beginner/Introductory

 

 

Performance Measures Data from Youth with Special Needs

Track

Data, Research and Evaluation

Presentation Type

Workshop

Presentation Overview

The workshop will address the role of stakeholders in informing data collection for youth with special needs (including youth with low reading comprehension, learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, or communication disorders). A tool and flow chart will be shared for selecting strategies. Decision points will be identified regarding centralization versus site-level decision-making, staff training, and Federal Project Officer input about budgeting. Successful data collection strategies will be discussed. We will also discuss establishing a monitoring system and sample review as one approach to monitoring. Brief interactive activities will promote participant discussion and encourage participants to share experiences and successful data collection strategies.

Presenters

Olivia Ashley

Public Strategies

Senior Researcher

Audience

  • Project administrators (e.g., project directors and managers)
  • Evaluators

Level

  • Intermediate

 

Creating a Culture of Youth-Friendly Services

Track

Program Implementation

Presentation Type

Workshop

Presentation Overview

Often, young people do not fully engage in services because the services are not youth friendly. By effectively engaging an entire team to be adolescent-centered, organizations can empower staff at all levels, improve the quality of their work, and strengthen their relationships with adolescents in the community. This workshop will give participants tools to make their organization more youth friendly. The workshop will cover the components of being youth friendly and how to engage staff; it will also identify further resources and trainings. Participants will engage in a pre-packaged 20-minute mini-training on “Being Youth Friendly,” and they will leave with all materials and resources necessary to lead this training at their own organization.

Presenters

Kaleigh Cornelison

Adolescent Health Initiative

Jenni Lane

Senior Program Manager

Adolescent Health Initiative

Audience

  • Frontline/field staff (e.g., health educators, program facilitators)
  • Project administrators (e.g., project directors and managers)

Level

  • Multilevel

 

Dynamic Facilitation: Youth Engagement Programming

Track

Program Implementation

Presentation Type 

Panel

Presentation Overview

"Dynamic Facilitation" will address how to be an effective facilitator with positive youth development education despite virtual versus in-person demonstrations, the demographic of youth served, curricula used, or barriers that make it challenging for Youth Serving Professionals (YSPs) to deliver education with fidelity. We will confront the issues that YSP’s have when delivering a curriculum with fidelity and how to overcome barriers of culture, trauma, and linguistics that can exist in the classroom.

Presenters

Jonelle Zachary

Community Engagement Coordinator/Youth Serving Professional

Healthy Visions

Adam Simmons

Program Coordinator/Youth Serving Professional

Healthy Visions

Landra White II

Program Manager       

Healthy Visions

Beani Purdy

Director of Data and Information        

Healthy Visions

Audience

  • Project administrators (e.g., project directors and managers)
  • Frontline/field staff (e.g., health educators, program facilitators)
  • Evaluators

Level

  • Multilevel

 

Engaging Administrators in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

Track

 Program Implementation

Presentation Type

Workshop

Presentation Overview

The workshop will address successful ways of engaging teachers and administrators in program interventions. The role of stakeholders, such as teachers and administrators, is important for the success of a program. They serve as gatekeepers that can facilitate the implementation of the program. This workshop will address lessons learned over five years of program activities. All participants will be involved in an engaging workshop with input from participants in a didactic learning situation.

Presenters

Jeffrey Guidry

Evaluator

Guidry and Associates

Edward Reddics

Program Coordinator

Change Happens

Sheara Jennings

Evaluator

University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work

Audience

  • Project administrators (e.g., project directors and managers)
  • Frontline/field staff (e.g., health educators, program facilitators)
  • Evaluators

Level

  • Advanced

 

Engaging Youth Through Digital Media: We Think Twice (WTT) Campaign

Track

Innovative Approaches and Emerging Issues

Presentation Type

Workshop

Presentation Overview

Are you interested in learning more about connecting with youth on social media? Are you looking for new digital tools that you can use in your APP programming? This workshop will feature an in-depth look at the We Think Twice national digital media campaign. Now in its second year, We Think Twice maintains a robust social media presence and website. This workshop will share strategies for youth engagement along with a demonstration of tools you can use in your work with youth. The presentation will also cover lessons learned, results from the first nearly two years of campaign implementation, and strategies to enhance your social media footprint.

Presenters

Alexandra Bornkessel

Senior Strategist

RTI International

Denise Dickinson

Program Manager

RTI International

Audience

  • Project administrators (e.g., project directors and managers)
  • Frontline/field staff (e.g., health educators, program facilitators)
  • Evaluators

Level

  • Multilevel

Sexual Risk Cessation: Research on Factors that Influence Outcomes

Track

Innovative Approaches and Emerging Issues

Presentation Type

Workshop

Presentation Overview

Empowering youth to make informed decisions that promote optimal health—including the decision to avoid sexual risks—can help youth avoid potential negative consequences from adolescent sexual activity. One approach to helping youth avoid these potentially negative consequences is to cease sexual activity. This workshop will discuss both research and practice related to sexual risk cessation. The workshop will describe a conceptual model on factors influencing outcomes related to sexual risk cessation developed through discussions with experts and literature reviews. Then, the workshop will highlight a program model and curriculum module on sexual risk cessation and describe how the conceptual model informed development of both products.

Presenters

Heather Zaveri

Deputy Director of Learning and Strategy

Mathematica

Elizabeth Keating

Researcher

Mathematica

Jacqui Crowley

Research Analyst

Mathematica

Audience

  • Project administrators (e.g., project directors and managers)
  • Frontline/field staff (e.g., health educators, program facilitators)
  • Evaluators

Level

  • Multilevel

 

Research & Evaluation Spotlight Session 1

 

A Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Evaluation Model of Student Experience with E-Learning and Engagement with Facilitator to Improve Program Positive Outcomes

Track

Data, Research, and Evaluation

Presentation Type

Research & Evaluation Spotlight Session

Presentation Overview

Three ongoing adolescent pregnancy prevention programs at PATH demonstrated measurable relationships between e-learning responses and implementation ratings and participant outcomes (attitudes, knowledge, skill, and behavior intentions). Similar methods may be transferrable to grantee programs. Specifically, we observed that participant experience with e‑learning is associated with how participants rate instructional session, activity, and facilitator instruction and whether or not positive student outcomes are attained. In an e-learning PATH program method of instruction, students report higher satisfaction, less difficulty, and higher perception of learning; these are positively associated with facilitator program implementation.

Presenters

Michelle Lee

Evaluation Support Staff

ITMESA

Harry Piotrowski

Evaluation Director

ITMESA LLC

Donna Golob

Executive Director

PATH, Inc

Audience

  • Project administrators (e.g., project directors and managers)
  • Frontline/field staff (e.g., health educators, program facilitators)
  • Evaluators

Level

  • Multilevel

 

“Snapchat is my favorite…” Understanding How Teens Use Social Media and Perceive Online Research Opportunities

Track

Data, Research, and Evaluation

Presentation Type

Research & Evaluation Spotlight Session

Presentation Overview

We know teens use social media, but how do they use the platforms? What platforms are their favorites? Do teens use different social media platforms for different reasons? In this session, we are going to answer all these questions and more! Whether you use social media to keep in touch with teens in your program or recruit teens for online research activities, we hope you will join us. Our team at RTI International conducted virtual focus groups with teens and their parents during September 2020 to learn more about how youth use social media and their thoughts about participating in research activities advertised to them on social channels. We will share insights and strategies to implement in your social media efforts.

Presenters

Stephanie McInnis

Communications Analyst

RTI International

Veronica Thomas

Communication Strategist

RTI International

Audience

  • Frontline/field staff (e.g., health educators, program facilitators)
  • Project administrators (e.g., project directors and managers)

Level

  • Intermediate 

 

Research & Evaluation Spotlight Session 2

 

Evaluating Data Driven Programs for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention During COVID-19

Track

Data, Research, and Evaluation

Presentation Type

Research & Evaluation Spotlight Session

Presentation Overview

This session is about the evaluation process and results of these evidence-based program models: Reducing the Risk – Building Skills to Prevent Pregnancy, STD and HIV® (RTR); the Teen Outreach Program® (TOP); and the Teen Prevention Education Program® (TEEN PEP) in New Jersey State identified high-risk municipalities. Each of these programs falls under one of the two grantees: New Jersey Personal Responsibility Education Program and Sexual Risk Avoidance Education. The study to be discussed in the session focused on evaluating protective factors such as problem solving, self-efficacy, and emotion management.

Presenters

Omara Cardoza

Managing Assistant Director III

Kean University

Jennifer Fernandez

Graduate Research Assistant

Kean University

Alyssa Antoine

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Kean University

Audience

  • Project administrators (e.g., project directors and managers)
  • Frontline/field staff (e.g., health educators, program facilitators)
  • Evaluators

Level

  • Multilevel

 

Introducing Activate: The Collective to Bring Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Research to Youth-Supporting Professionals

Track

Data, Research, and Evaluation

Presentation Type

Research & Evaluation Spotlight Session

Presentation Overview

Join us to learn more about Activate: The Collective to Bring Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health to Youth-Supporting Professionals, a recently established center funded by the Office of Population Affairs. Activate aims to gather, synthesize, and disseminate information about effective and promising practices that address adolescent sexual and reproductive health to inform the work of youth-supporting professionals. Activate focuses specifically on professionals that work with youth involved in the child welfare and justice systems, youth experiencing homelessness, and opportunity youth (youth who are disconnected from school and work). Activate may also be used to engage young people, parents, and caregivers.

Presenter

Mindy Scott

Senior Research Scholar

Child Trends

Audience

  • Project administrators (e.g., project directors and managers)
  • Frontline/field staff (e.g., health educators, program facilitators)

Level

  • Multilevel

 

Research & Evaluation Spotlight Session 3

 

Updates to CDC’s Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT): Implications for Sexual Health Curricula

Track

Data, Research, and Evaluation

Presentation Type

Research & Evaluation Spotlight Session

Presentation Overview

The session provides an overview of CDC’s Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT), including a preview of new tools, resources, and features incorporated into the HECAT Online. Using the HECAT is critical for strengthening outcomes for all youth through quality, curriculum-based sexual health education. After this session, participants will be able to identify at least three strategies for using HECAT to conduct a systematic analysis of curricula and ensure curricula meet the unique sexual health needs of youth.

Presenters

Emily Young, MSEd, MPH

Adolescent Sexual Health Fellow

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Leigh Szucs, PhD

Health Scientist

CDC

Audience

  • Project administrators (e.g., project directors and managers)
  • Frontline/field staff (e.g., health educators, program facilitators)

Level

  • Multilevel

 

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