May 2010 Teen Pregnancy Prevention Seminar

What Are They Thinking? Teen Pregnancy Prevention Seminar May 14, 2010Teen pregnancy is at the root of a number of important public health and social challenges in the City of Richmond. This is our first annual seminar that is offered as a part of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, May 2010.

Target Audience:

Health Educators, Prevention Specialists, Educators, Social Workers, Counselors, Youth Services Workers, Youth Pastors, Health Care Providers, Parents.

Seminar Objectives:

By the end of this seminar participants will:

  • Understand the impact that teen sexual activity has on the developing adolescent brain
  • Learn about early sexual debut research
  • Learn effective strategies for decreasing teen pregnancies
  • Know about programmatic efforts to address youth risk taking behaviors
  • Gain the perspective of Richmond youth
  • Obtain valuable resources

Seminar Information:

Teen Pregnancy Seminar
May 14, 2010
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Crowne Plaza Richmond Downtown
555 E. Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219


Registration table

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Richmond Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Overviewclick to hear Worth the WaitWelcome and Opening Remarks

Donald Stern, M.D., M.P.H.
For more information about this song contact: Ronald Robinson @ 804-908-7831

Freda BushFreda McKissic Bush, M.D., FACOG, is a partner in private practice with East Lakeland OB-GYN Associates in Jackson, Mississippi and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of OBGYN and Department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Bush serves as a chair-elect of the Federation of State Medical Boards. She has co-authored Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children, with Dr. Joe McIlhaney. Hooked examines how sexual addictions and dysfunctions are both developed and exacerbated by casual sex among teens.

Click here to download Adolescent Brain Development and Sexual Decision Making

Christopher DoyleChristopher Doyle is a behavioral research analyst with the Institute for Youth Development. He has a B.A. in Political Science and History and is in the process of completing an M.A. in Professional Counseling. He is the author of Benefits of Delaying Sexual Debut (2008) and Benefits of Delaying Sexual Debut Africa (In Press), co-authored two original research studies on the sexual behavior of adolescents and sexual minorities in the United States, and is an editor of The Youth Connection and Journal of Adolescent & Family Health.

Benefits of Delaying Sexual Debut

Eleanor Tart Harrison Display

The Richmond Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Honored

Eleanor Tart Harrison

Community Activist

Gale and Eleanor
Gale Grant, Adolescent Health Coordinator and Mrs. Eleanor Harrison, Honoree

Ms. Harrison was given a jade clock engraved with:

Making the Difference
Awarded to
Eleanor Tart Harrison
For your dedicated years of outstanding service and commitment. Thank you for everything you have done. You truly make the difference.

Richmond Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy 2010

Breakout Sessions

Data Trends and Promising ProgramsClick to download Data Trends

In this session participants will learn about the trends in teen pregnancies, births, terminations, fetal deaths and most prevalent sexually transmitted infections as reported by the Center for Health Statistics. There will also be a discussion of programmatic strategies that will soon be implemented.

Presenters: William Mailey, RCHD Statistical Analyst

Gale E. Grant, M.A., RCHD Adolescent Health CoordinatorClick to download Community of Caring

Perspectives on Teens & Reproductive Health Services

There are new clinical facilities in the area that serve teens. In this session participants will gain insight on the reasons why teens seek reproductive health services, frequency, gender differences in seeking services and efforts to make the clinical environment teen friendly.

Nikisha Edmonds, RN, MSN, RCHD Clinical Services

Cathy Pritchard-Turner, RN, BSN, RCHD Clinical Services

Amy Popovich, RN, MSN, RCHD Clinical Services

Community-Based Risk Avoidance Strategies

One significant way to impact the teen pregnancy rate is to decrease the rate at which teens become sexually active. In this session participants will learn about community-based programs designed to encourage youth to avoid sexual risk taking.

Stafford Armstead, Director, Create One Inc./For You I Will

Bob Ruthazer, Director, First Things First of Greater Richmond

Kim Warburton, Director, Pregnancy Resource Center of Metro Richmond

Youth Speak Out Panel Session

Clovia LawrenceClovia Lawrence, seasoned broadcast journalist who is best known in the Richmond Metropolitan area as “Miss Community”, moderated the Youth Speak Out Panel Session. With more than 20 years experience and a real passion for tackling tough topics and issues that affect the lives of people from every walk of life, Ms. Lawrence is the product of the Richmond Public School system and a graduate of Virginia Union University. Covering the Central Virginia market, she has a proven track record as a news reporter, announcer and community affairs director working at more than a dozen radio stations. Ms. Lawrence has hosted teen forums throughout the City. She is a member of the Richmond Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Community Advisory Board.

4 youth pictures

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