2013_03 ICAP Newsletter

Next ICAP Meeting: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.  

Presentation on Tobacco Marketing to Youth by Young Moms Against Tobacco

Location:   Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Montgomery County MD

401 Hungerford Drive, 1st floor Tan conference Room

Rockville,. MD 20850

Directions to 401 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Visitor parking is available in front of and on the side of the building and on the top level of the garage, as well as next door behind 451 Hungerford.


ICAP Updates

Montgomery College Visits

In lieu of a Teen Parent Conference (no State funding available), we will be offering visits to 2 Montgomery College campuses. On Tuesday, March 12, students from schools in the lower part of the county will be visiting the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. On Wednesday, March 13, students from schools in the upper part of the county will be visiting the Germantown campus. ICAP will be providing tote bags filled with information about county resources – so please contact Ilene if you have brochures, flyers or giveaways you’d like to have included.

Contact Ilene if you’d like a supply of the Teen Help Cards, available in English and in Spanish.



My Reproductive Life Plan: A checklist for staying healthy and planning future pregnancies



Teen Pregnancy State by State

Teen pregnancy rates declined steeply in all 50 states between 1988 and 2008 (most recent pregnancy data available), according tonew research from the Guttmacher Institute. Although the report notes that teen pregnancy rates increased by 5% or more in 16 states between 2005 and 2008, more recent data on teen birth rates suggest that the increases will be temporary.


National Campaign’s Youth Leadership Team

The National Campaign is looking for bright, committed, and enthusiastic teens from across the nation to join their Youth Leadership Team (YLT). The YLT works to reflect teens’ views and to give voice to their unique perspectives by getting them actively involved—nationally and locally—in teen pregnancy prevention efforts. During their 18-month term, YLT members participate in a variety of activities that both promote teen pregnancy prevention and expand their own abilities. They bring the teens to Washington for a series of meetings and events that help them get comfortable working together and talking about these issues. They are accepting applications from February 14 through May 14, 2013. Download an application here; have more questions? Read the YLT FAQ page here.




CDC’s Show Your Love Campaign

Show Your Love is a national campaign designed to improve women's and infants' health by promoting preconception health and health care. The goal of the campaign, launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is to increase the number of women who plan their pregnancies and engage in healthy behaviors before becoming pregnant. The campaign website contains buttons, checklists, press releases, talking points, e-cards, posters, videos, public service announcements, podcasts, and an image library to help promote preconception health to women. The website is available at http://www.cdc.gov/preconception/showyourlove/index.html.


How to Support Pregnant/ Parenting Teens

Current estimates of teen pregnancy indicate that one out of every 10 young women in the United States gives birth before they reach the age of 20. To better serve the needs of pregnant and parenting teens, the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), contracted with Child Trends to produce Promising Strategies and Existing Gaps in Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Teens. This report outlines existing challenges and promising practices in supporting pregnant and parenting teens and summarizes the discussions and suggestions of national experts in the field. Download the full report here.




Annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health ConferenceIntegrating Clinical Intervention within a Behavioral Health Approach,

Tuesday, March 19

at Martins West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21244

To register please click on http://trainingcenter.umaryland.edu/ brings you to the Mental Health Services Training Center home page. To view the Child and Adolescent conference agenda, workshops and directions click on the navigation bar (top of page), on CAMH Conference.

Conference Cost: $55.00


RAPID Psychological First Aid

Wednesday, March 20

9:00am – 4pm (registration begins at 8:30am)

at Silver Spring Civic Building, Fenton Room, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, Maryland

Registration is free-of-charge, but space is limited.

Register online through the Johns Hopkins TRAMS system at https://trams.jhsph.edu/trams/index.cfm?event=training.catalogDisplay&trainingID=625

Questions may be directed to Katurah Bland at kbland@jhsph.edu or 443-287-6735

The Johns Hopkins Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center is pleased to offer, in co-sponsorship with the Montgomery County DHHS Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program, the Johns Hopkins-RAPID Psychological First Aid (PFA) workshop. RAPID PFA is a 6-hour, face-to-face training intended for those without formal mental health training to learn the concepts and skills associated with PFA. Utilizing the RAPID model (Reflective Listening, Assessment, Prioritization, Intervention, Disposition), PFA provides those who may be asked, or volunteer, to respond in times of emergency with perspective on the psychological injuries and trauma that victims of disasters and other crises may experience. The model is readily applicable to public health settings, the workplace, the military, and community- and faith-based organizations. Further, the model is applicable to the demands of more commonplace incidents, e.g., dealing with the psychological aftermath of accidents, serious illnesses, robberies, suicide, or violence.


The Use of Play Therapy with Abused/Traumatized Children

Eliana Gil, Ph.D. (sponsored by Child Center and Adult Services)

April 5, 2013 from 8:30am to 12:15pm

Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Center - Gilchrist Hall, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Maryland

Cost: $50.00 per session  (Discounts for 1st time attendees: $35.00 or Bring a 1st time attendee, you pay $35.00 and your friend pays $35.00)

To request a brochure email: ccas1@verizon.net or call 301-978-9750


Montgomery County Youth Workers Training Committee presents:

“Assessing Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disorders in Research and Clinical Practice”

Friday, April 12, 2013

9:00a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

At Johns Hopkins University- Montgomery County Campus, 9605 Medical Center Drive, Room 121, Rockville, MD

For directions: go to www.youthworkerstraining.org

Audrey Thurm, Ph.D, Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch, National Institute of Mental Health

This program will define Differential Diagnosis of ASD and other disorders; discuss proposed changes in DSM-5 surrounding neurodevelopmental disorders; identify the diagnostic assessment process for Autism Spectrum Disorders and apply basics of test scores recommendations for special education and other services.

Tuition: $20 - payable in cash or check at the door

3.0 Category I Social Work CEUs & NBCC Clock hours; limited scholarships upon request

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED- at Web Site: http://www.youthworkerstraining.org

Registration will be accepted beginning March 1, 2013


Alcohol, Drugs, and Teens: Dispel the Myths, Get the Facts: Strategies for Parents, Teachers, Youth Workers

Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30am to 12:30pm

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, West Room
$65 fee includes Continental Breakfast and CEUs
Call 301-718-2467 to register

Sponsored by Family Support Center

Panel will discuss the real alcohol and drug issues facing our teens today and how to help prevent teens you know from engaging in this subculture, and how to intervene successfully.


Maryland’s 31st Annual Reproductive Health Update

WHEN: Friday April 26, 2013

WHERE: Martin's West

TIME: Registration: 7:45 am

SESSION: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

WHO: ALL staff working in State, County, Title X or Reproductive Health agencies

Training 3 presents this year’s Reproductive Health Update which will provide a comprehensive review of selected family planning knowledge, skills, and current issues for reproductive health care providers in Maryland and the surrounding area.

For more information and to register go to: click here to register

Register by Friday, April 12th to get the early registration discount


12th Annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

May 1, 2013

On the National Day and throughout the month of May, teens nationwide will be asked to visit StayTeen.org to participate in our popular National Day Quiz, which delivers teen pregnancy prevention messages and challenges them to think carefully about what they might do “in the moment.” The message of the National Day is simple and straightforward: Sex has consequences. Organized by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, the National Day has widespread support from nearly 200 national organizations and media outlets that serve as official National Day partners. For more information and free National Day resources, please visit the National Day section of our website.


WEBINAR: Working with Teens: What Are They Thinking?
Presented by Sharyn Chesser, BSN, RN, MEd
May 7, 2013 at 1:30 pm (EST) / 11:30 am (MST)

To register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/191594534

Work with teens? Tough topics, such as sex education, childbirth, breastfeeding, and parenting, are easy for teens to tune out, and keeping them engaged can be hard. One way to overcome this challenge is by having a better understanding of the adolescent mind. Once you appreciate how this population learns, teaching them will be even more effective!

In this one-hour webinar, you will learn:

  • Characteristics of the adolescent brain
  • How teens process information
  • Best practices for working with pregnant and parenting adolescents
  • How to make your classes and programs more effective for the adolescent clients



 Interfaith Community Against Domestic Violence 15th Annual Faith & Domestic Violence Conference

“Building Domestic Violence Resistant Faith Communities”

March 12, 2013

From 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

At Southern Asian Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2001 E. Randolph Rd., Silver Spring, MD

Early Bird Registration Fee through February 28th $ 75.00

Registration Fee $ 85.00

Group Registration Fee for two or more from the same organization through February 28th $ 60.00

You may register on line at www.ifcadv.org


"Cycles of Life in Financial Education" presented by CAFÉ Montgomery MD 

April 4 from 9am to 11:30am

at the Hilton Washington DC/North Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD

FREE breakfast, networking opportunities, workshops and guest speakers

Register NOW to participate! RSVP: 240-654-5964 or email cafemontgomerymd@gmail.com

Visit www.cafemontgomerymd.org to learn more about opportunities to strengthen the financial well-being of Montgomery Countyresidents, or to join the organization.

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities to support the event, please contact Wendy Enderson at 301-840-3208 or endersonw@fs-inc.org


Tour de Cookie! and Family Expo at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus

Sunday April 14, 2013 at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus

All child serving organizations are welcome to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to get your message out to MontgomeryCounty families.

Promoting healthy families is an important part of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The Tour de Cookie is The Treehouse’s inaugural, non-competitive bike race and scavenger hunt which appeals to children of all ages (and their parents). Please consider joining in for what will be a unique fun-filled event as well as a wonderful opportunity to promote your program and services.

The Family Expo will be adjacent to the start/stop line of the Tour de Cookie. Cookie lovers will have the opportunity to experience the expo before or after their “sweet” bike ride. We are planning on having child-friendly entertainment as well. And, there is ample parking for everyone!

The price to participate in the Family Expo is a $100 donation; $50 for non-profits.

Please note that this nominal fee guarantees you the chance to speak to families who are seeking your services. If your organization cannot afford the participation fee, please contact Tom Grazio, Executive Director of The Treehouse, at 240-777-4699 or visitwww.treehousecac.org


Ilene Sparber, LCSW-C, Consultant

Interagency Coalition on Adolescent Pregnancy

Dept. of Health & Human Services,School Health Services

401 Hungerford Drive, 2nd floor

Rockville, MD 20850


240777-1860 FAX