2013_09 ICAP Newsletter
Next ICAP Meeting: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 1:30pm-3:00pm
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 Drive.
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
Teen Birth Rate Down 52%
The teen birth rate in the United States has been cut in half over the past 21 years, according to data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Since its high water mark in 1991, the teen birth rate in the U.S. declined 52% between 1991 and 2012. The U.S. teen birth rate is now the lowest since 1940 when data started being collected. The National Campaign has summarized the teen birth data in a new Fast Facts.
Guttmacher Institute Report says DC Leads Nation in Unintended Pregnancies
Seven in 10 D.C. pregnancies in 2008 were unplanned, according to a new report. The Guttmacher Institute report, released Monday, found that more than half of pregnancies in 31 states as well as the District were unplanned.“This report shows that there is wide variation across states. Rates are twice as high in some southern states compared with those in some northeastern states—a variation that likely reflects differences in demographics and socioeconomic conditions across states,” Lawrence Finer, Guttmacher’s director of research, said in a news release announcing the report. D.C. had the highest percentage of pregnancies that were unintended (70 percent), trailed by Mississippi (63 percent), Louisiana (62 percent) andDelaware (61 percent). The lowest percentage was logged by Utah (37 percent), meaning that in every state (and D.C.) more than one-third of pregnancies were unplanned. Maryland (56 percent) and Virginia (53 percent) were also among the majority of states where more than half of the pregnancies were unplanned. The District also had the highest rate of unintended pregnancies among women between the ages of 15 and 44, with 80 pregnancies per 1,000 women. Delaware was the runner-up with 70 such pregnancies, while the lowest such rate was New Hampshire at 31 per 1,000 women. Most states had a rate between 40 and 65 pregnancies per 1,000 women in that age range, according to the report. Maryland (58) and Virginia (53) also landed with the majority here.
The Landing is a free and voluntary program that is designed to provide a wide variety of recovery and support services for Montgomery County youth (ages 12 through 17). The program includes job readiness, peer support, recreational activities, youth leadership, art, cooking, education, and relapse prevention to help our members stay positive about their recovery during and after treatment. The main requirement is that youth be in a treatment program or have been through a treatment program and are motivated to stay clean. This is not a treatment program, but instead offers mentorship and a way for youth to lead the way in their own recovery process. This program can be complementary with programs like Alcoholics Anonymous or other similar recovery support programs. For more information, contact Monica Davalos, Care Coordinator at The Landing, Family Services Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Boston, MA. Promote this service to the families you serve. For more information on text4baby, click here.
Healthy Teen Network's 34th Annual National Conference celebrates "Embracing Innovation" to address adolescent sexual and reproductive health and the needs of parenting teens. Healthy Teen Network will showcase innovative strategies and research focused on adolescent sexual health, pregnant and parenting teens, and building the capacity of youth-serving organizations to sustain themselves for years to come. Helping youth make healthy, responsible decisions about how they live out their sexuality and care for their families requires examining the aspects of their lives that impact how they make those choices.
Financial Reporting and Management Institute (FIRM)
Financial Leadership training for executive directors of Montgomery County Nonprofits
Registration on the website of The Nonprofit Roundtable, which can be accessed at www.nonprofitroundtable.org . Please click through to the FIRM page under "What we Do" - or cut and paste: http://nonprofitroundtable.org/what-we-do/a-strong-sector/firm
You will be asked to choose between two dates: November 6 & 7th, 2013 OR February 19 & 20, 2014 when you register.
Please note that the Executive Director AND a key Finance/Accounting/Business staff member of each agency is required to attend both days. In addition, the Board Chair and/or Treasurer from each participating agency is required to attend the first half-day module that will address issues of fiscal leadership and administration, i.e., from 8:30 to 12 on either November 6th or February 19th. Much of the work is focused on creating a best practice workplan for your organization, so the more members of your team working on this together the better the outcome. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Barbara Garlock at email@example.com. .