2013_06 ICAP Newsletter

Next ICAP MeetingTuesday, June 18, 2013 at 2:30pm. Presentation: Using Social Media for Outreach by Ellen Langhans, Director of healthfinder.gov.                


Location: 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st floor conference room

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




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


State Teen Birth Data

Teen birth rates declined dramatically in nearly all states from 2007 through 2011, according to new data released today by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. <http://store.thenationalcampaign.org/site/R?i=WGz1AxQ3e2uabn7ggbWy7A>  During that time, the teen birth rate dropped at least 15% in 48 states and declined 30% or more in seven states.

There were dramatic declines among all racial/ethnic groups as well. Between 2007 and 2011:

*           Birth rates declined 40% or more for Hispanic teens in 22 states and D.C.

*           Birth rates declined 20% or more for non-Hispanic black teens in 34 states.

*           Birth rates declined 20% or more for non-Hispanic white teens in 30 states.


FDA Announces Plan B Available Over the Counter to Those 15 and Older

On April 30, the Food and Drug Administration announced that Plan B One-Step will be made available over the counter to those age 15 or older. Buyers must show ID at the cash register to prove they are 15 or older. Currently, Plan B and its generic competition are sold behind pharmacy counters, and people must prove they are 17 or older to buy the emergency contraception without a prescription. A federal judge had ordered an end to those sales restrictions by May. The question is whether this action settles the larger court fight. In early April, U.S. District Judge Edward Korman of New York blasted the Obama administration for imposing the age 17 limit, saying it had let election-year politics trump science and were making it hard for women of any age to obtain emergency contraception in time for it to work. Read more here <https://mail.montgomerycountymd.gov/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=180214492> .



First Book Seeks Local Programs Serving Low Income Families

Are you a local teacher or program leader serving children from low-income families? Do you purchase new children's books for your program? If so, First Book - Montgomery County is looking for you! Register today to receive access to free and reduced-cost high quality children's books. First Book - Montgomery County is a local extension of the national First Book organization, whose mission is to provide new books to children in need. New programs that sign up by July 5th will receive 100 free books! To register your organization, visit www.firstbook.org/firstbookmontgomerycountymd or contact First Book - Montgomery County directly at firstbookmcmd@gmail.com.


2013 Text4baby State Enrollment Contest kicked off on May 12, 2013. Through October 21, 2013, states will compete against one another to enroll the most text4baby users. Winners will be announced in early November in conjunction with the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in BostonMA. Promote this service to the families you serve. For more information on text4baby, click here.


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





Families Talking Together Curriculum

Despite a 34% decline in teen pregnancy over the past two decades, four out of 10 Latinas get pregnant at least once before age 20—more than one and a half times higher than the national average. Research makes clear that there is much parents can do to help their children avoid teen pregnancy. Families Talking Together is an evidence-based curriculum designed to help Latino parents talk with their children about unintended pregnancy. The Families Talking Togethercurriculum is available online in English and Spanish here, and the community health worker curriculum is available online in English(PDF) and Spanish (PDF).


Resource: Adolescent Mental Health

Approximately 20% of adolescents have a diagnosable mental health disorder. The Office of Adolescent Health outlines direct-service resources and links to more information about adolescent mental health disorders and adolescents' access to mental health services. Click here to view the resources.


Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resource Center

OAH’s new online resource center is a collection of federal training materials and resources for professionals working to reduce teen pregnancy. Along with skill-building materials, you’ll find direct service resources, podcasts, e-learning opportunities, and much more. http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/oah-initiatives/teen_pregnancy/index.html





New Report Focuses on Repeat Births to Teen Parents

report recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights the prevalence of repeat births to teen mothers; they account for nearly 20% of all teen births. Resources and guidance aimed at reducing this trend are provided, as is further information relevant to the topic (e.g. racial/ethnic disparities in rates of repeat teen births, negative outcomes associated with subsequent teen pregnancies).


The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) released the ninth edition of the SIECUS State Profiles: A Portrait of Sexuality Education and Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs in the States. <http://www.siecus.org/dsp_emailhandler.cfm?eid=32846&uid=4649>  The State Profiles track not only federal abstinence-only-until-marriage funding but also federal funding for teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and other sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention programs, detailing new funding streams, grantees, and funded programs. It also continues to identify examples of model programs, policies, and best practices being implemented across the country that provide more comprehensive approaches to sex education. The SIECUS State Profiles includes an individual profile for all 50 states, the District of ColumbiaPuerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the other U.S. Territories.









The Hearst Foundations

Application Deadline: There are no deadlines. Proposals are accepted year-round through the Hearst Foundations' online application.

Description: The Hearst Foundations identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive, and inspiring lives. The Hearst Foundations seek to achieve their mission by funding approaches that

  • stabilize and support families
  • increase academic achievement and provide affordable educational options for youth
  • improve health and quality of life in the United States
  • ensure the role of the arts and sciences as a cornerstone of society
  • provide access to and training for employment and careers for adults.

Funding Amount: Funding amounts vary. The majority of past grant recipients have received between $50,000 and $100,000.

Who May Apply: 501(c)(3) tax-exempt-status organizations that are not limited by the Hearst Foundations' funding exceptions. Visit http://www.hearstfdn.org/funding-priorities/funding-
 to learn more.

More Information: http://www.hearstfdn.org/applying-reporting/how-to-apply/









Preparing Future Dads- Supporting Teen Dads WEBINAR

Wednesday, June 19 at 2:00 pm EST

Erik Vecere, VP Program Support from National Fatherhood Initiative will present:

  • How to Teach Young Men to Be Good Dads
  • Understand 2 primary threats to good fathering
  • Help men become more involved, responsible, and committed fathers
  • Become aware of brain differences between boys and girls and their implications in teaching boys to act in pro-social ways
  • Use male-specific approaches to help young men
  • How to Support Teen Dads
  • Working with young dads
  • Grieving the death of boyhood
  • A look at promising teen programs
  • Q&A

Register at TeenNow California’s website www.teennowcalifornia.org under the Events section. NOTE: There is a charge.