2013_04 ICAP Newsletter

Tuesday, April  16, ICAP Meeting Cancelled


Contact Ilene if you’d like a supply of the Teen Help Cards in either English or Spanish.

 Check out the ICAP website at www.mcicap.org




Colbert King’s article in Washington Post: Teens having babies in D.C. need more than talk

But what we should be talking about is the need to do something about babies having babies. Pregnancy prevention ought to be one of our top priorities. Teenage girls and boys, disadvantaged and well-off, should have access to sex education and contraception, abstinence counseling and the like.” See the entire article at:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/colbert-king-teens-having-babies-in-dc-need-more-than-talk/2013/04/05/77aba834-9d79-11e2-a941-a19bce7af755_story.html


Video Connects Schooling to teen pregnancy 

The Mis-education of Latin American Girls: Poor Schooling Makes Pregnancy a Rational Choice is a short and powerful video. Although it refers to Latin America, the explanations may apply to teens in Montgomery County.  Watch http://vimeo.com/33050462  


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






Health and Safety Information for Mothers, Infants, and Families examines how a mobile health technology designed to reach underserved populations with critical maternal and child health information can help reinforce the health and safety messages that health professionals are already sharing with their clients. The video was produced by text4baby, a service of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. Additional topics include how the service works and testimonials from health professionals on how they have successfully enrolled women in the service. The video and additional resources to help spread the word about text4baby are available athttps://text4baby.org/index.php/news/343-provider-video.


Everything You wanted to Know About LARC (but were afraid to ask)

The Journal of Adolescent Health has just released a special supplement devoted specifically to LARC (long-acting reversible contraception). Among the topicswhy LARC matters for adolescents and young adults, myths and misconceptions about LARC, practical tips for IUD use in adolescents, and dual use of LARC and condoms among adolescents.


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.





New Research: How Adolescent Depression Impacts Young Adult Relationships

Depressive or suicidal symptoms during adolescence might do more than temporary harm. Researchers at Child Trends have found that young adults who had reported those symptoms as adolescents were more likely to be in unhealthy relationships, characterized by violence or infidelity. Because they knew it might be tempting to attribute this to demographic differences, researchers controlled for age, gender, parent education, family structure, income and race/ethnicity. In their brief, "Measuring the Associations Between Symptoms of Depression and Suicide in Adolescence and Unhealthy Romantic Relationships in Young Adulthood," they report that the findings remained true across all of these potential divides.

In addition to their call for identifying and intervening with adolescents with (or at risk of) depressive or suicidal symptoms, study authors recommend that researchers explore specific factors (such as poor problem-solving or communications skills, or past victimization) that impact relationship outcomes for this population, and that practitioners use the results of that research to target their interventions.


Repeat Births by Teen Girls Still Too High: CDC

Nearly 20 percent of American teens who give birth have already had one or more babies, a federal study released Tuesday says.

In 2010, more than 365,000 teens aged 15 to 19 gave birth and about 67,000 (18.3 percent) of those were repeat births, according to the April Vital Signs report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Repeat births among teens decreased by more than 6 percent between 2007 and 2010, but the number of repeat births remains high, according to the study. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_135502.html


Clinical Trial Evaluates Intervention to Reduce Pregnancy Risk Among Adolescent Girls

More consistent use of condoms, oral contraception or both was reported by a group of teenage girls who took part in a youth development intervention aimed at reducing pregnancy risk in high-risk adolescents, according to a report of a randomized controlled trial published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication.








University of Maryland's MBA Students Seek Consulting Projects

The Robert H. Smith School of Business in conjunction with the Center for Social Value Creation invites you to submit a project for the Fall 2013 Smith Experience Social Venture Consulting Projects course. Your help affords students an opportunity to work with clients on real-world problems at the intersection of business and social value creation. Students will also build marketable business skills by applying what they learn in the classroom with hands-on learning.

Applications are due on Monday, April 22.

Contact Melissa Carrier at mcarrier@rhsmith.umd.edu with questions about the application process.









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


Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of Young Adults sponsored by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council

May 7 and 8

At the National Academy of Sciences Building (2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.WashingtonDC)

Also be available via live webcast.

Young adults (aged approximately 18-26) are at a significant and pivotal time of life. Research shows that the transition to adulthood can be a time of increased vulnerability and risk, including, for example, concerns about unemployment and homelessness; lack of access to health care; mental health issues; and increased binge drinking, illicit drug use, and driving under the influence. The workshop will bring together researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and young adults themselves to discuss the latest research on the development, health, safety, and well-being of young adults. The workshop will also look specifically at how young adults are faring in systems and organizations such as health care and mental health care, educational institutions, workplaces, the military, the justice system, and in the transition out of foster care.

An agenda and registration for both the live meeting and the webcast can be found at http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Children/ImprovingYoungAdultHealth/2013-MAY-07.aspx. There is no charge to attend the meeting, but space is limited, so please register in advance.


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


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders – Irene Rovira, Ph.D.

Sponsored by Child Center and Adult Services, Inc.

May 10, 2013 from 8:30am to 12:15pm

$50 includes CEUs

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

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


Maryland Assembly on School Based Health Care (MASBHC) Annual Spring Conference

Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 8:15 AM to 4:00PM Owings Mills, MD

For more information, please visit the conference registration page. Your registration fee also includes a continental breakfast, CEUs for nurses/social workers, access to exhibitors, a networking lunch, admission to the MASBHC business meeting as well as participation in the silent auctions and raffles (back by popular demand).




2nd Annual Montgomery County Teen Summit: Getting Real and Going In

April 25

at the Bohrer Park Community Center in Gaithersburg

In recognition of National Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Awareness Month and National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day (April 10), the purpose of the teen summit is to provide opportunities for teens, ages 13–17, to openly discuss at-risk behaviors, including sex, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and STDs, and their consequences.

The event will offer:

* DJ/Music,

* Photo Booth,

* Celebrity Guest—Angie Ange, Radio Personality Radio One, WKYS 93.9 FM

* Free Giveaways (including an autographed Washington Redskins Football),

* Small Exhibit Area, and

* Food

AAHP’S summit-planning partners include Advocates for Youth, the Montgomery County Chapter of the NAACP, the Montgomery County Department of Recreation, GOALS, Inc., the Montgomery County STD Clinic, Street Wize Foundation, Teen and Young Adult Health Connection (TAYA), Divas, MPH, Radio One, Inc.’s WKYS, RaC3, inc., and the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. Parents/Guardians/Teen Counselors are strongly encouraged to attend!




Ilene Sparber, LCSW-C, Consultant

Interagency Coalition on Adolescent Pregnancy

Dept. of Health & Human Services,School Health Services

401 Hungerford Drive, 2nd floor

RockvilleMD 20850


240777-1860 FAX




Patricia Keating <KeatiP@holycrosshealth.org>
Apr 15
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Hi Ilene
I wanted to promote our teen prenatal class which starts this week at the Holy Cross Resource Center on Dameron Dr. (across the street from the hospital). Please see attached flyer.

Patricia Keating R.N.
Manager of Perinatal Education
Holy Cross Hospital
1500 Forest Glen Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
>>> "Sparber, Ilene" <Ilene.Sparber@montgomerycountymd.gov> 04/15/2013 12:28 PM >>>

In recognition of National Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Awareness Month and National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day (April 10), the purpose of the teen summit is to provide opportunities for teens, ages 13-17, to openly discuss at-risk behaviors, including sex, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and STDs, and their consequences.

The event will offer:

* DJ/Music,

* Photo Booth,

* Celebrity Guest-Angie Ange, Radio Personality Radio One, WKYS 93.9 FM