Upcoming Trainings

teaming up with juvenile courts to support adolescent reproductive health

Topical Training (related to Concrete Support in Times of Need)

February 5, 2019 from 2 pm-3 pm ET (1 pm-2 pm CT)

The risk for teen pregnancy and STI/HIV for court-involved youth is expansive, and includes adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), early initiation of sexual intercourse, high rates of unprotected sexual activity, substance abuse, dating and interpersonal violence, and mental health challenges. This webinar's in-depth discussion will explore the “whys” and “hows” of an innovative, collaborative court-based approach to teen pregnancy prevention programming, focused on building supports and increasing teen agency. Participants will leave with at least one actionable “next step” for building partnerships with courts to improve adolescent health.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify key stakeholders when partnering with juvenile and family courts

  • Explore all stages of the program planning process to ensure the intervention reflects the needs of adolescents in foster care and juvenile justice

  • Understand successes, challenges, and lessons learned through a review of Healthy Teen Coordinator pilot year data

  • Learn skills for partnering with courts to improve adolescent health and well-being

Who should attend? HCET adolescent health partner staff, youth workers, educators, social workers, parents, case managers, advocates, and anyone who works or interacts with children and adolescents

Cost: Registration for this webinar is free for all HCET grantees, and $25 for all other registrants.

Trainers: Leigh Zaban, M.Ed, Director of Community Programs and Partnerships, Health Care Education and Training (HCET), and Amanda Reuter, MSW, LSW, Youth Development Team Leader, Adult & Child Health

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