2013_10 ICAP Newsletter

Next ICAP MeetingTuesday, 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




African American Health Program S.M.I.L.E. Program’s Childbirth and Breastfeeding Education Classes

October 21, 22 and 23 from 6-8pm. Dinner provided.

At White Oak Community Recreation Center, 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring

To register, go to: www.aahpoctobersmile2013.eventbrite.com

For more information, call 301-421-5445


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.


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

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS-Program/Resources/Files/PHS%20Docs/MyReproductiveLifePlan(1-4-13).pdf. Contact Sheilah O’Connor or Jane Larsen at Improved Pregnancy Outcomes Program for copies.




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


A Guide to Birth Control by and for Guys

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





Parent Power

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 YouthLet’s Talk Month is a time to encourage parent/child communication about sex, pregnancy, and related issues.





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) and Delaware (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.








Cigna Foundation

Application Deadline: Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Description: The CIGNA Foundation provides funding for programs that enhance the health of individuals and families and the well-being of communities. Its four priority areas are:

Funding Amount: There are no restrictions on amount of funds requested, although $5,000 is considered a typical grant, particularly for first-time recipients.

Who May Apply: 501(c)(3) public charities

More information: http://www.cigna.com/about-us/corporate-responsibility/cigna-foundation






Healthy Teen Network Conference “Embrace Innovation”

October 22-25, 2013 in Savannah, GA

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.

Register at jsanders@fscone.org or call 301-718-2467


6th Annual African Women’s Empowerment Workshop

Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 9am to 5:30pm

At Catholic Charities, Montgomery County Family Center12247 Georgia AvenueSilver SpringMD 20902

Hosted by the Montgomery County Abused Persons Program and Catholic Charitiesthis 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 CollegeRockville 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

RockvilleMD 20850


240777-1860 FAX