2013_08 ICAP Newsletter

Next ICAP MeetingTuesday, September 17, 2013 at 1:30pm.


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




Neighborhood Service Center Seeks Presenters

The Neighborhood Service Center located on the Family Services Campus at Diamond and Girard is looking for Agencies/Organizations to present to the Community Connectors to provide information on services, workshops and possible collaboration for outreach to the community. Please contact their lead worker Tawana at 301-840-4083.


The Landing: A new substance abuse recovery support program for teens

The Landing is a free and voluntary program that is designed to provide a wide variety of recovery and support services forMontgomery 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., monica.davalos@fs-inc.org

Ph: 240-683-6580 ext. 219.


Senate Education Legislation Includes Teen Parent Provisions

The 113th Congress is taking steps to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation's primary law shaping and funding K-12 public education. The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee moved first, passing the Strengthening America's Schools Act (SASA, S. 1094), on June 12, 2013, on a party line vote with 12 Democrats supporting and 10 Republicans opposing. For further information on S. 1094, visit the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee website. In a major step forward for pregnant and parenting students, SASA includes provisions that instruct State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) to include in their education plans a description of how they will plan for pregnant and parenting students to be enrolled, attend, and succeed in school; and instructs SEAs and LEAs receiving ESEA Title I-A funds (education for the disadvantaged program) to track and report non-personally identifiable data on enrollment, academic achievement, and graduation rates for pregnant and parenting students.


US Department of Education Issues Guidance on Pregnant and Parenting Students

The U.S. Department of Education issued on June 25, 2013 a Dear Colleague letter and accompanying pamphlet on supporting the academic success of pregnant and parenting students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The pamphlet, which was sent to all school districts, colleges, and universities across the country, provides information about the pregnant and parenting student requirements contained in the Department's regulation implementing Title IX. Also, the pamphlet contains information on strategies educators may use and programs schools can develop to address the educational needs of students who become pregnant or have children. Finally, it provides instructions for students, family members, and others who wish to file claims of discrimination to the Department's Office of Civil Rights (OCR). For more information about OCR and the anti-discrimination statutes that it enforces, visit this site. The Dear Colleague letter andaccompanying pamphlet are both available for download.


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





Tips to help Faith Leaders & Their Communities Address Teen Pregnancy



Help Me Succeed; A Guide for Supporting Youth in Foster Care to Prevent Teen Pregnancy



Keep It Simple: Linking Teens to Sexual Healthcare

The "Keep It Simple" film is a motion graphic animation designed to help link young men and women, ages 15-19, to trusted, "teen friendly" contraceptive and reproductive healthcare providers. The short film is meant to address gaps in knowledge about their right to care and services and contraceptive methods available to them. The animation--which is also available in Spanish--can be shared with teens and educators alike to facilitate greater access, improve awareness of birth control methods available to teens, and promote linkage to care. The animation was developed "for teens by teens" in collaboration with The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy's DC Teen Advisory group, and with leadership fromCAI and Healthy Teen Network.



Bedsider.org has a new, entertaining, and engaging video series—the Guy’s Guide to Birth Control—featuring one Mr. Guy Nottadadi. Got questions about pregnancy, the pill, or emergency contraception?


Talking with Teens about Reproductive Health: How To Tackle the Tough Topics

Office of Adolescent Health has produced this free online self-paced course provides staff working with young people a concrete protocol and steps that can be followed to ease discomfort and create an open, supportive environment for sharing around reproductive health topics, including teen pregnancy. Go to: http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/resources-and-publications/learning/talking_with_teens/index.html?utm_source=Health_practitioners&utm_campaign=Clinical&utm_medium=email





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).








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:

  • Promoting Wellness: Building awareness, helping people manage their health challenges, and making health services available and affordable for all.
  • Expanding Opportunities: Reaching across barriers -- be they based on gender, ethnicity, or physical condition -- to tap the talents of every person.
  • Developing Leaders: Supporting the type of community service that gives talented individuals the experience to become future leaders.
  • Embracing Communities: Connecting neighbors to create networks that will address the complex social and environmental challenges we all face.

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









Nonprofit Leaders: Register for FREE Financial Leadership Institute (FIRM)!

Be both the Mission Leader AND the Financial Leader of your organization! Register now for FIRM - Financial Leadership Institute

Registration is now open for Nonprofit Roundtable's FIRM Institute - a two-day intensive

leadership workshop on financial management for executive directors, finance staff, and board offered at no cost to nonprofits of all sizes serving residents of Montgomery Countywww.nonprofitroundtable.org/what-we-do/a-strong-sector/firm

The sessions will be held November 6 & 7, 2013, and February 19 & 20, 2014, and an application to register is available by clicking HERE


School Health Interdisciplinary Program (SHIP)

August 1-2, 2013

Register now for the School Health Interdisciplinary Program (SHIP) co-sponsored by the Center for School Mental Health University of Maryland; Maryland State Department of Education; Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services. SHIP will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in TimoniumMD,August 1-2, 2013. This two-day conference offers high quality, intensive training sessions on mental health and substance use integration in Maryland with a focus on work in schools. Please review the conference brochure.

Plenary speakers this year include:

· Dr. Al Zachik (Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration)

· Dr. Karen Matsuoka (Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)

· Dr. Carlo DiClemente, Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County

· Dr. Christopher Welsh, Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine

· Mr. Mike Gimbel, Director of St. Joseph Medical Center's POWERED BY ME!

· Ms. Donna Mazyck, Executive Director, National Association of School Nurses (NASN), along with Dr. Erin Maughan, NASN Director of Research

· Mr. Frank Kros, President, Upside Down Organization

· Mr. Carl Robertson, Prevention Manager, Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling

· Dr. Carlton Munson, Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work

The target audience for the conference includes: school nurses, child care providers, caregivers, school social workers, school psychologists, school-based health center staff, administrators, after-school program providers, alternative program staff, child advocates, health educators, school teachers and support staff, community and faith-based representatives, child serving agency staff, mental health practitioners, substance use providers, nutritionists, pediatricians, occupational therapists, physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, pupil personnel workers, school counselors, school resource officers, social workers, and special educators.

Online registration for SHIP is available on the CSMH website athttp://csmh.umaryland.edu/Conferences/ship/index.html

Register now and receive a "special" rate ($75) for an outstanding professional development opportunity. (The promotion code is: GROUPhttp://csmh.umaryland.edu/Conferences/ship/index.html.  For more information about the conference and registration, please contact Christina Huntley at the Center for School Mental Health at 410-706-0980 or chuntley@psych.umaryland.edu


Healthy Teen Network Conference “Embrace Innovation”

October 22-25, 2013 in SavannahGA


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.







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