Beyond the Politics: Standing with Youth and Young Families in a Time of Controversy
Learn how to use “The Jersey Shore” as an educational tool in one workshop, brush up on transgender health basics in another, discover new ways of supporting young families (through birth art, through rowing, throught advocacy and storytelling), and turn teens’ constant use of the cell phone into an ally in helping them make healthier decisions: only at the 2011 Teen Pregnancy Institute.
This year’s institute, “Beyond the Politics: Standing with Youth and Young Families in a Time of Controversy,” will be held on November 9, 2011 at the DCU Center in Worcester. This goals of the conference are to increase participants’ skills for working with youth and teen parents; provide opportunities for participants to network with other program providers, allowing for an exchange of information and the development of support networks; share evidence-based strategies and innovative programs to prevent teen pregnancy and support pregnant and parenting teens; and inspire and renew passion for, and commitment to, this important work.
We look forward to seeing a wide range of providers from the service sector and the medical community, advocates, educators, and students. In order to include as many as possible, we’re happy to announced that we’ve lowered the rates for this year’s conference and introduced a new student rate as well. We hope this will allow your organization to send as many participants as are interested, and will include more of Massachusetts’ many students and future service providers.
This year’s institute features 35 workshops on a wide range of topics. To help guide your selections, each workshop is assigned to one of the following tracks:
- Advocacy and Policy,
- Program Planning and Evaluation,
- Supporting Expectant and Parenting Teens, and
- Adolescent Sexual Health Education and Services.
However, you should feel free to register for workshops in different tracks depending on your interest!
We are proud to announce that the 2011 Leadership Award recipient is Boston City Councillor Ayanna Pressley! This award is given each year to the policymaker who has made the most significant contribution to addressing teen pregnancy issues. Ms. Pressley will be attending the Conference to accept her award.
The conference will be held at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. Directions and information on parking are available on their website.
All conference information is also available in this printable brochure.
If you have any questions, please email Catherine Hummel, our Prevention Associate.
We look forward to seeing you in November!