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Event Title: From Research to Practice: Promoting Youth Development and Decreasing the Risk of Teen Pregnancy and STIs through Community Engagement
Description: Training objectives:
This training, designed for youth-serving professionals and adults, explores the connection between youth development and teen pregnancy and STI prevention; provides an overview of recent research on adolescent brain development and risk-taking behavior; reviews strategies to engage parents, health care providers, educators, businesses, and other community sectors in prevention efforts; and identifies innovative and creative ways to use social media to empower youth to make informed, responsible decisions.

About the Trainer:
Laura Davis is Director of Adolescent Sexual Health Services at Advocates for Youth. She has both international and domestic experience, including more than twenty five years of program planning, teaching, training, and organizational development in the field of reproductive health. She is the former manager of a mall-based family planning clinic for teens and has worked as a consultant with International Planned Parenthood Federation and the United States Agency for International Development in Latin America and the Caribbean. She is the co-author of Communities Responding to the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (1998), Protection as Prevention: Contraception for Sexually Active Teens (2000), and Engaging the Pharmacy Community in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Efforts (2012). Ms. Davis received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Women's Studies from the College of Wooster in Ohio and a Master's Degree in Women's Studies from Ohio State University.

Thursday July 10, 2014
8:30am-12:30 pm

PSE&G Energy and Environmental Resource Center
244 Chestnut Street
Salem, NJ 08079

FREE (courtesy of the Salem Health and Wellness Foundation)

Who Should Attend?
Individuals and professionals who work with youth and are interested in helping Salem County youth to avoid unplanned pregnancy and achieve future success.

Contact Information
Annie Rojas
This form stopped accepting submissions on July 10, 2014 8:30 am EDT.