2013_10_15 ICAP Minutes

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

401 Hungerford Dr., Tan Conference Room





Andrea Coleman and Shari Argue, co-chairs, welcomed everyone and asked members to introduce themselves. 


ICAP Update: 

  • Ilene picked up 120 free baby and young children's books from First Book on Saturday, September 21. They'll be distributed through school health nurses and/or through ICAP members.
  • A local group is collecting maternity clothes that will be made available to pregnant students and young women through school nurses and ICAP members.
  • Choose Respect conference is Sunday, February 23 from 1-4:30pm atMontgomeryCollege, Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. There will be a Resource Fair during registration and ICAP members will be receiving an invitation to participate from Tom Manion, Sheriff's Office, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council.
  • Montgomery County Women's Bar Foundation is sponsoring "Preparing for Success," an all day conference designed to provide useful and practical information for high school girls headed for college and the workplace. Saturday, November 16 from 10am to 4:30pm atMontgomeryCollege,RockvilleCampus. http://www.preparing4success.com  


Shari Argue requested that members consider attending the Commission on Children and Youth's annual Youth Having a Voice Roundtable on Wednesday, December 4 from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Youth Activities Center Gym,NationalCenter for Children and Families,6301 Greentree Road,Bethesda. RSVP to Mary Gies at 240-777-4659 or mary.gies@montgomerycountymd.gov. Topics to be discussed include the MCPS 10th grade health curriculum (particularly around access to accurate and complete information about sexual health) and food available during the school day.




Jesica Roman, Baby's Bounty:  Jesica started this new non-profit to provide essential clothing an gear to babies born into low income families. Recipients includes babies born to victims of domestic abuse, teen mothers and those living in poverty. Each baby in need receives a diaper bag filled with clothes, bottles, blankets, diapers, wipes, a hand made blanket and a toy, a pack n’ play, a new car seat, a bathtub filled with toiletries, towels and washcloths, and diapers and wipes. The baby must have been born and cannot be older than 6 months. Referrals can be made by nurses, social workers and other professionals, using the Referral Form found at

http://babysbounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/BBMC.pdf. They do not deliver and the agency representative (not the baby's parent) must pick up the items. Call Jesica at 240-813-8190 with questions.


Jeff Mehr, MCPS Content Specialist, PreK-12 Health Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

MCPS is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Health Education Curriculum which includes 7 standards: 1)Mental and Emotional Health, 2)Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs, 3)Personal and Consumer Health, 4)Family Life and Human Sexuality, 5)Safety and Injury Prevention, 6)Nutrition and Fitness, and 7)Disease Prevention and Control. ICAP members met in small groups to discuss standards #4 and #7 for the 6th, 7th, 8th and 10th grades and what they believed is working, what is missing and any other comments. These ideas were recorded and returned to Jeff who promised to take back ICAP concerns and suggestions. One underlying issue brought up by all groups was the need to inform all MCPS staff and students of the school nurse's role, availability and confidentiality guidelines of COMAR. MCPS expects to present the new curriculum to the School Board in the spring 2014. For more information or to add comments, contact Jeff at jeffrey_mehr@mcpsmd.org.


Membership Information and Updates


Genevieve Martinez, Healthy Teen Network - HTN is developing a mobile app for girls 14-17 years which will hopefully be available soon.


Cornelia Gregory, Child Care Subsidies


ManuelaPlazas. Jenna Simpson, Kathleen Gomez, TAYA - Their Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) grant allows them to subsidize the costs for young women who can't afford the higher costs of IUDs, implants, etc. TAYA provides LARCs on a sliding fee scale to all patients. The sliding fee scale slides down to $0 for lowest income uninsured patients as well as uninsured confidential youth. In order to help subsidize the high cost of the devices for those patients who do slide down to $0, they ask if a patient can give a donation -- patients 19 and under are asked for a $50 donation and older clients at least a $100 donation.


Yolanda Perez,FamiliesForemostCenter- They offer GED classes with on-site child care and currently have a waiting list. A new parenting class will be starting soon.


Mary Brewster, Amerigroup


Sharon Crowe, School Health Services - There will be a pregnancy case management meeting for all school health nurses in middle and high schools on Friday, October 25 from 8:30 to 11:30 in the EOB. Many ICAP members will be presenting.


Pat Keating, Holy Cross Hospital - Baby Fair on Sunday, November 10 from 1-4pm; teen pregnancy classes running through October 23 and next session will begin November 6; Girl Talk-2013 on October 22 and November 5 from 7-9pm for girls 8-11 years and their mothers; and post partum depression support group on the first and third Sunday of each month from 6-7:30pm.


Jane Larsen, Improved Pregnancy Outcomes - Their preconception health brochure is now on the County, ACOG and CDC websites and Holy Cross is funding the printing of more English and Spanish copies. CAT meeting is Tuesday, October 22 from 3-5pm. The child fatality review board is seeing an increase in the number of teen suicides.


Shari Argue, Lourie Center - Their hoping to receive some state funds to cover some of what was lost due to sequestration and therefore restore 10 of the 20 cut slots.


Andrea Coleman, CWS - She's arranged for a  CWS worker to speak to ICAP about pregnant and parenting youth living in foster care at November meeting.


Not in attendance but requested information be disseminated:


Saundra Jackson, AAHP SMILE - Free childbirth and breastfeeding education classes on October 21, 22 and 23 from 6-8pm 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. (See attached flyer)


Mary and Susan Manan, Young Mothers Against Tobacco (YMAT) - They offer presentations on the effects of tobacco on young parents and their children to protect children from second-hand smoke. (They presented at ICAP meeting in March 2013.) They are available to present to any ICAP organization or program and can help with $100 honorarium to be used for materials, food or incentives. If you are interested in hosting a presentation, contact Wendy Norcross at wenmick@aol.com.


Myrta Molina, Family Services Inc. - The FSI Multicultural Advisory Committee seeks to solicit from consumers, staff, and community members the factors that encourage or prevent underrepresented groups from participating in FSI's array of youth and family programs. They seek to improve their outreach methods, style and format of services, linguistic and cultural competency, and public image to encourage the participation of cultural groups who historically have not sought counseling or mental health services at FSI. They expect to meet four times a year at a convenient time for the advisory committee members. If interested please contact Larry Epp, Ed.D., Director of School Mental Health Services, at 240-683-6580 Extension 205 or larry.epp@fs-inc.org




Next meeting:            November 19, 2013 at 1:30pm

                                    Presentations:           Crittenton Services

                                                                        Youth in Foster Care