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Second Wednesday Webinars

The Dibble Institute offers a monthly FREE webinar on various topics related to healthy relationships for teens and young adults.

June 14, 2023

Teen Parenthood Matters: Let’s Talk About Prevention

Researchers from Child Trends using the Social Genome Model (SGM) explored how preventing births to teenagers would alter the lives of youth over time. The results show education, economic, and health benefits associated with preventing births to teens – findings that lead to an important question. How is childbearing among teenagers best prevented?

Join Dr. Kristin Moore and Alison McClay as they share decades of experience with varied approaches and highlight how wisdom about preventing teen births has accumulated over time. Information is important, services are important, but motivation is important as well. The presentation will also describe how intervention approaches have evolved over time and outline considerations for future research and programs, including an overview of El Camino, a research-based sexual health promotion program developed by Child Trends.

Objectives:  Participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the implications of teenage childbearing;
  2. Describe varied approaches used to discourage sexual activity and pregnancy among adolescents; and
  3. Navigate the positive youth development approach to provide youth with goals that lead them to avoid teen parenthood.

Presenters: Kristin Anderson Moore, Ph.D, Senior Scholar, and Alison McClay, MPH, Senior Research Analyst, of Child Trends.

Who should attend: Federal pregnancy prevention grantees, youth program managers, health and FCS teachers, Extension specialists, community-based organizations, policy makers.

When: Wednesday, June 14, 2023 4:00pm Eastern/1:00pm Pacific

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: Free!

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