2013_10 ICAP Newsletter
Next ICAP Meeting: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 1:30pm-3:30pm
Sex Ed Curriculum: MCPS will be collecting ICAP member input on secondary health education curriculum framework development in the areas of family life/human sexuality and disease prevention and control. Please review theattached document which reflects national data (reported by the CDC) about youth behavior. If you know about valid resources that reflect local data in the areas of family life/human sexuality or disease prevention and control, please attend the ICAP meeting on October 15. Jeff Mehr, content specialist for PreK-12 Health Education, will be presenting at the meeting.
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
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.
Hanging Out or Hooking Up: Clinical Guidelines on Responding to Adolescent Relationship Abuse
Check out this very informative brochure: http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/userfiles/file/HealthCare/Adolescent%20Health%20Guide.pdf
Bedsider.org (a resource of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy) has developed videos and other resources created by guys for guys about birth control. The site also features a 'provider' resource section. Go to: Try http://bedsider.org/guys_guide
Nearly eight in 10 teens (76%) and nine in 10 adults (86%) say it would be much easier for teens to postpone sexual activity and avoid pregnancy if they were able to have more open, honest conversations about these topics with their parents. The new national survey data was released as part of “Let’s Talk Month.” Created and coordinated by Advocates for Youth, Let’s Talk Month is a time to encourage parent/child communication about sex, pregnancy, and related issues.
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.
Managing Youth Depression and Anxiety in the Schools
Friday, November 1, 2013 from 8:30am to 12:30pm.
At Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, West Room
A light breakfast will be served.
Cost: $65; CEUs offered.
6th Annual African Women’s Empowerment Workshop
Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 9am to 5:30pm
At Catholic Charities, Montgomery County Family Center, 12247 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902
Hosted by the Montgomery County Abused Persons Program and Catholic Charities, this annual event provides much-needed information to African immigrant women who are survivors of domestic violence, empowering them to rebuild their lives and maintain peace and safety for themselves and their families.
There will be a light breakfast, full luncheon, and limited child care. The workshop is free, and will be held in English. Due to limited budget and space, and for safety and security reasons, the workshop is not open to service providers or agency representatives, but is designed specifically to meet the immediate needs of attendees.
Contact Sheri Laigle, Therapist, Abused Persons Program at 240-777-4586 for further information.
Montgomery County Women’s Bar Foundation Preparing for Success
Saturday, November 16 from 10am to 4:30pm
At Montgomery College, Rockville campus
The “Preparing for Success” Fall Forum is an all-day conference, designed to provide useful and practical information for high school girls headed for college and the workplace. The Montgomery County Women’s Bar Foundation designed, planned and has offered this program every November, beginning in 2001. The program offers workshops that address interviewing, resume writing, career choices, getting into college, and a section on helping young girls stay safe while in high school and also on the internet. The entire day is free of charge. Co-sponsors include the Montgomery County Commission for Women, the J. Franklyn Bourne Association, the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association, Montgomery College and Montgomery County Public Schools.
To register, go to: http://preparing4success.com
Choose Respect Healthy Teen Dating Conference
Sunday, February 23 from 1-4:30pm
At Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus
More details to follow!
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