not yet assigned
  • Register
  • Save or Print Page

Thursday, June 17 (APP Conference)

2021 Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Grantee Conference. Creating Diamonds During Times of Great Pressure
Thursday, June 17

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT

Exhibitor/Developer Booths Open (optional)

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. EDT

Networking Session 2 (Option B)

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Break

2:00 – 3:10 p.m. EDT

Concurrent Session 4

3:10 – 3:30 p.m. EDT

Break

3:30 – 4:45 p.m. EDT

Closing Plenary with Q&A

4:45 – 5:00 p.m. EDT

FYSB Closing

 Return to the main conference page

Networking Session 2 (Option B) - 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. EDT

During this session, participants will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue and connect with other colleagues. There will be chances to connect with colleagues to ask questions and share strategies and lessons learned. This session is being offered at two times (Wednesday, June 16 from 6:30 to 7:15 pm EDT and Thursday, June 17 from 1:00 to 1:45 pm EDT) to accommodate multiple time zones. Attendees may choose the time slot that works best for their schedules–attendance at both sessions is not required.

 

Concurrent Session 4 - 2:00 - 3:10 p.m EDT

Best Practices for Virtual Data Collection

Track

Data, Research, and Evaluation

Presentation Type

Panel

Presentation Overview

During a pandemic where remote learning eliminated most in-person experiences, grantees have changed course to continue to deliver programming. This change has had a profound effect on in-person data collection plans, such as observations and surveys. The Sexual Risk Avoidance Education National Evaluation team will moderate a discussion of invited grantees and their evaluators that shares best practices and lessons learned from shifting to virtual data collection; focusing on gathering consent and assent; conducting observations, interviews, and focus groups; and administering online surveys. Recommendations on best practices will help grantees identify new modes of data collection for their evaluation that they can incorporate now and/or maintain post-pandemic. 

Presenters

Susan Zeif

Principal Researcher

Mathematica Policy Research

Melissa Thomas

Principal Survey Researcher

Mathematica

Audience

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

Level

  • Advanced

 

Infusing Harvard Human Flourishing Domains in Programming

Track

Innovative Approaches and Emerging Issues

Presentation Type

Workshop

Presentation Overview

Dr. Matt Lee will begin the presentation with the why of the Harvard Human Flourishing Domains. He will speak to cultivating the soil of the places we live, work, and play. He will then outline the data and the community of practice that will take the research and outlined domains to the pillars of culture (education, health care, public policy, corporate, media and entertainment, faith, government, etc.) change for optimal health. Joneen Mackenzie, as a member of the Harvard Human Flourishing Community of Practice Global Consortium, will outline how to infuse the five domains of Human Flourishing into teen pregnancy prevention programming.

Presenters

Joneen Mackenzie

President

The Center for Relationship Education

Matthew Lee

Professor, Principal Investigator; Harvard Human Flourishing Study

Harvard University

Audience

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

Level

  • Multilevel

 

Leadership Matters in Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention

Track

 Sustainability, Program Management, Organizational Capacity, and Infrastructure

Presentation Type

Workshop

Presentation Overview

This workshop focuses on “leadership matters” as essential in helping organizations navigate these perplexing pressure points.  Divided into three modules, it highlights the continued significance of transformational leadership to move organizations through critical phases and unprecedented pressure as key to long-term sustainability. Workshop attendees will have increased organizational capacity as follows:
A) Four distinct organizational operating styles;  
B) Ten domains of excellence for organizational effectiveness; and
C) Seven guiding principles for bridging the gap between leadership and management.

Presenters

Quinn Gentry

Behavior Scientist/Program Evaluator/Organizational Effectiveness Consultant

Messages of Empowerment Productions, LLC

Audience

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

Level

  • Intermediate

 

Polishing Our Engagement Strategies to Help Students Shine

Track

Program Implementation

Presentation Type

Workshop

Presentation Overview

In this workshop, the presenters will lead participants through a variety of brief and effective interactive engagement strategies using different platform-based tools including chat flurry, emoji responses, word clouds, and polling questions. Presentation-based strategies will include fill-in-the-blank, true or false, case studies, listing, and ranking activities. All of these strategies may be used in virtual or in-person settings. Attendees will participate in the workshop and use the interactive examples and group exercises so that it will be a hands-on experience.

Presenters

Scott Roby

Senior Project Manager

Public Strategies

Melissa Walther

National Project Director

Ascend

Audience

  • Frontline/field staff (e.g., health educators, program facilitators)

Level

  • Multilevel

 

Rising from the Ashes: Overcoming Great Adversity

Track

Program Implementation

Presentation Type

Workshop

Presentation Overview

If 2020 taught us anything, it is that nothing is certain. But without the fire, the phoenix never rises from the ashes. Pandemic, staff retainment and loss of school districts are just a few things that have redirected the blueprint set by our grant. Attending our workshop will equip grantees with tools to overcome adversities that may arise. The networking opportunity will allow them to hear firsthand experiences of other grantees and share best practices to ensure quality delivery of programs.

Presenters

Denise Tovar

Program Coordinator

Bee Busy Inc

Krystal Galvan

Community Health Education Specialist

Bee Busy Inc

Joseph Dinnon

Community Health Education Specialist

Bee Busy Inc

Audience

  • Frontline/field staff (e.g., health educators, program facilitators)

Level

  • Multilevel

 

School/Agency Partnerships: Evaluate and Meet Student Need

Track 

Engaging Families, Schools, and Communities

Presentation Type

Workshop

Presentation Overview

School partnerships are the source of great stress, and great innovation. This workshop will explore the James Madison University (JMU) CPREP school partnership with Harrisonburg High School. JMU CPREP and Harrisonburg High School staff will share strategies and successes with participants. Participants will be presented with challenges faced by students at Harrisonburg High School and will work in small groups using tools used by JMU CPREP to develop innovative ways to address student needs. 

Presenters

Kathleen Derrick

Program Manager

James Madison University

Josh Diamond

Director of Partnerships

James Madison University

Laura Feichtinger-McGrath

ESL/Title III Coordinator

Harrisonburg High School

Audience

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

Level

  • Multilevel

 

 

Supporting Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Track

Innovative Approaches and Emerging Issues

Presentation Type

Workshop

Presentation Overview

This workshop will explore the intersections of youth homelessness and adolescent sexual health. Participants will learn about emerging trends and evidence-based practices in sexual health, pregnancy prevention, harm reduction, Positive Youth Development, and life skills development as they relate to youth experiencing homelessness and housing instability. Presenters will also share information on the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center, which provides evidence-based resources to assist service providers in supporting youth experiencing homelessness in preventing unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, relationship violence and sexual exploitation—including human trafficking.

Presenters

Kendan Elliot

TA Manager

Youth Collaboratory (RHYTTAC)

Diamond Dumas

Youth Catalyst Team Consultant

Youth Collaboratory

Bellis Furlin

Youth Catalyst Team Consultant

Youth Collaboratory

Audience

  • Frontline/field staff (e.g., health educators, program facilitators)

Level

  • Multilevel

 

The Power of Connection

Track

Program Implementation

Presentation Type

Workshop

Presentation Overview

This presentation builds knowledge and teaches strategies to increase connectedness, which is an essential promotive factor in healthy adolescent growth and development and an important protective factor during challenges. Participants will understand research on the relationship between connectedness and general adolescent growth and development, as well as specific positive developmental and behavioral outcomes. Additionally, participants will learn specific strategies for building connectedness in their work with adolescents; strategies will be applicable across program interventions and implementation settings. 

Presenters

Christina Donald

Senior Director

Wyman

Nathaniel Hilliard

Training & Program Replication Manager

Wyman

Annie Philipps

MSW

Wyman

Audience

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

Level

  • Multilevel

 

Up on Deck: A Step-By-Step Guide to Pear Deck

Track

Program Implementation

Presentation Type

Workshop

Presentation Overview

The BAE-B-SAFE project, which brings evidence-based curricula and resources to young adults at three community colleges in San Antonio, TX transitioned programming to virtual learning early in the pandemic by identifying the Google slides add-on, Pear Deck. BAE-B-SAFE transitioned the evidence-informed intervention SHARP (4 hour one-time, in-person program) to a complete virtual experience in June 2020. As the transition has taken a toll, this simple feature is transforming education for virtual learning. Pear Deck allows for engaging instructional content to be created almost effortlessly! In this practical step-by-step workshop, attendees will learn the benefits of Pear Deck as well as ways BAE-B-SAFE utilizes different features to implement programming.

Presenters

Brooke Becker

Health Educator

Healthy Futures of Texas

Corrie Rodriguez

Health Educator

Healthy Futures of Texas

Kelsey Olson

Program Coordinator

Healthy Futures of Texas

Audience

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

Level

  • Multilevel

 

Research & Evaluation Spotlight Session

 

Using Data to Examine Changes in Adolescent Attitudes About Their Sexual Health

Track

Data, Research, and Evaluation

Presentation Type

Research & Evaluation Spotlight Session

Presentation Overview

The Illinois State PREP grant is a partnership between the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Center for Prevention Research, and 14 separate social service agencies. Our session will detail the characteristics of the populations served, and two years of data from the Youth (Entry and Exit) Surveys. The Entry Survey data report youth sexual behaviors (i.e., abstinence, protected sex, unprotected sex) before receiving the evidence-based curriculum. The Exit Survey data report youth "intended" behaviors after receiving the evidence-based curriculum. Finally, the session will highlight the challenges of parent consent and the impact on surveying a representative sample of youth.

Presenters

Dawn Carpenter

Senior Research Program Coordinator

CPRD/University of Illinois

Gail Tittle

Research Program Specialist

CPRD/University of Illinois

Audience

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

Level

  • Multilevel

 

Using Youth Leadership Councils to Drive Program Improvement and Reinforce Social and Emotional Learning Outcomes

Track

Program Implementation

Presentation Type

Research & Evaluation Spotlight Session

Presentation Overview

This session highlights lessons learned from the Youth Leadership Council (YLC) component of the Teen Outreach Program (TOP) funded by Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) in the semester-long 9th grade health classes in a school district in Northwest Arkansas. This program involves an opportunity for youth to take on leadership roles in SRAE programming by participating in two to three YLC meetings with their peers throughout the semester. The YLC meetings serve as an evaluation tool to guide program implementation in succeeding semesters. These YLC meetings reinforce social and emotional learning outcomes of Northwest Arkansas TOP, while also centering youth’s voice and choice in a data-driven process to inform continuous program improvements.

Presenters

Marissa Spear

Program Evaluator

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest

Hershell West

Research Program Director

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest

Audience

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

Level

  • Multilevel

 

Innovation Spotlight Session

 

Addressing Adolescent Relationship Abuse in School-Based Health Care

Track

Sustainability, Program Management, Organizational Capacity, and Infrastructure

Presentation Type

Innovation Spotlight Session

Presentation Overview

One in five U.S. teen girls report ever having experienced physical or sexual violence in an intimate relationship, and adolescent girls in physically abusive relationships were more than twice as likely to become pregnant than non-abused girls. School-based health providers can play an important role in promoting healthy relationships among adolescents. This session will offer strategies that school-based health providers can use as an evidence-informed intervention. These strategies can facilitate discussions about relationship abuse with their patients and offer an intervention that can decrease incidences of cyber bullying and reproductive coercion. The presenters will provide a brief overview of adolescent relationship abuse, discuss considerations for implementing an intervention to address adolescent relationship abuse in the clinical setting, and share learnings from their practical experience.

Presenters

Lisa James

Director of Health

Futures Without Violence

Elizabeth Miller

Director of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Audience

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

Level

  • Intermediate

 

Discovering Diamonds: Teachers as Facilitators

Track

Sustainability, Program Management, Organizational Capacity, and Infrastructure

Presentation Type

Innovation Spotlight Session

Presentation Overview

With the awarding of a Title V Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) grant in 2018, the Social Innovation Laboratory implemented a unique delivery model in the state of Kansas that trained middle school and high school Family and Consumer Science teachers from high-need areas, teachers who were already teaching relationship education in their classrooms, to facilitate SRAE-approved curriculum as a part of the initial Better Futures project. These teachers created a self-sustaining program that would continue long after grant funds were exhausted. In this session, Social Innovation Laboratory staff will provide the history and structure of their “teachers as facilitators” model, along with key results and lessons learned.

Presenters

Will Rapp

Executive Director

Social Innovation Laboratory

Lynn Droesche

Oklahoma Better Futures Project Director

Social Innovation Laboratory

Sarah Simister

Assistant Project Director

Oklahoma Better Futures Project Director

Social Innovation Laboratory

Audience

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

Level

  • Beginner/Introductory

 

 Return to the main conference page

 

Page last updated: June 1, 2021