Teleconference Series

State Adolescent Health Coordinators – Teleconference Series

Adolescent health teleconference trainings: translation of research to practice for state MCH professionals.

This teleconference training series provides state MCH professionals with update, research-based information on adolescent health issues and acts as a forum for discussion and networking.

Each teleconference training will include:

  • Issue overview
  • Exploration of best practices and promising strategies
  • Resource review
  • Discussion, networking and resource sharing

Visit the archives section (below) to identify topical experts or review and download teleconference materials. For more information about the teleconference series, contact Kristin Teipel at teipe001@nullumn.edu.

Archives

4/29/10 – The Intersection of Youth Development and Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Applying an Evidence Base

Topic:

This teleconference focused broadly on the intersection of evidence based teen pregnancy prevention strategies and multi-faceted approaches tailored to the developmental needs of young people taking into account supporting factors such as accurate and comprehensive information, accessibility and confidentiality. This call also featured discussion of how youth development strategies are utilized in one community-based teen pregnancy prevention setting, and how multiple issues are addressed to approach youth development in a holistic manner.

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Readings for the Teleconference:

  • Global perspectives on the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents: Patterns, prevention, and potential. Citation: Bearinger LH, Sieving RE, Ferguson BJ, Sharma V (2007). Lancet. 369(9568), 1220-31.
  • Positive Youth Development Promoting Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Review of Observational and Intervention Research. Citation: CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) and Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), in partnership with colleagues at the University of Washington and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston. Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 46, Issue 3, Supplement

Evidence Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs:

State and National Resources:

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2/11/10 – Connectedness, A Fundamental Need of All Young People

Topic:

A teleconference focused on connectedness as a fundamental human need of all young people. Research shows that different forms of connectedness are prevalent and robust among youth, and needed for positive youth development and transition to adulthood. Presenters consider how different forms of connectedness play out in the lives of young people, demonstrating the need for and benefit of interdisciplinary connections across agencies to address specific elements of connectedness. Using examples from school connectedness initiatives in Minnesota, this teleconference explored the role of different state agencies and how one makes the case for connectedness through the lens of public health.

Presenters:

  • Michael D. Resnick, Ph.D., Professor, and Gisela and E. Paul Konopka Chair in Adolescent Health and Development; Director, Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center, Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
  • Paul V. Snyder, MSW, MDiv, Program Director, Konopka Institute for Best Practices in Adolescent Health, University of Minnesota
  • Rosemary Reilly-Chammat, Ed.D., Adolescent Health Coordinator; Manager, Perinatal and Early Childhood Team, Division of Community, Family Health and Equity, Rhode Island Department of Health

Conference Materials:

Readings for the Teleconference:

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5/21/09 – Healthy Youth Development:  Ideas to Action

Topic:

A teleconference focused on translating the idea of Healthy Youth Development to real world applications. Join 2 national HYD advocates/leaders and 1 State Adolescent Health Coordinator steeped in HYD application for a lively and stimulating presentation and discussion. Learn and share how HYD ideas fit into public health practice.

Presenters:

  • John Brandon, MS, Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY), Indianapolis, IN
  • Richard Kreipe, MD, FAAP, FSAM, FAED, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Anne-Marie Braga, LCSW, Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environment

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3/5/09 – Adolescent Health Data:  Youth Have It – Now What?

Topic:

An opportunity for State Adolescent Health Coordinators and colleagues who use adolescent health data at the state level for needs assessments, program planning and “advocacy” but who are not data specialists. Two informational presentations will set the foundation – facilitated discussion will put it into context.

Presenters:

  • Dr. Claire Brindis, DrPH, University of California, San Francisco
  • J. Dennis Fortenberry MD, MS, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Nancy Birkheimer, Maine Department of Health and Human Services

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2/21/08 – Adolescent Access to Health Care

Topics:

Adolescent Access to Health Care

  • Where do teens go for care? Why does it matter?
  • How do policy and funding structures influence adolescents’ and young adults’ access to health care?
  • How can states tailor their system to improve access to care for all adolescents?
  • What are the access issues for children with special health care needs and older adolescents?

Presenters:

  • Laura P. Shone DrPH, MSW, University of Rochester
  • Peter Scal, MD, MPH, University of Minnesota
  • Jeanette Ziegenfuss, Doctoral Candidate, University of Minnesota

Moderator:

  • Mary Doyle, Konopka Institute

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11/15/07 – Adolescent Obesity II

Topics:

Second in a two part series on the prevention and treatment of Adolescent Obesity:

  • Adolescent Obesity II – Best Practices in Public Health Interventions regarding Adolescent Obesity
    1. A state level overview of interventions addressing the issue; Recent state approaches: problems and solutions
    2. Youth discuss their perspectives on achieving a healthy weight
    3. Simple, usable, free tools and practical ways to work with youth to reduce adolescent obesity

Presenters:

  • Patricia Stewart, PhD, RD, Rochester University
  • Roberta H. Anding, M.S., R.D./L.D., C.D.E., C.S.S.D., Baylor College of Medicine

Moderator:

  • Mary Doyle, Konopka Institute

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9/20/07 – Adolescent Obesity I

Topics:

First in a two part series on the prevention and treatment of adolescent obesity:

  • Adolescent Obesity I: Overview and public health perspective of the new evidenced based Expert Committee Recommendations for the Prevention, Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Obesity
  • Physical activity interventions with an emphasis on the built environment approach

Presenters:

  • Bonnie A. Spear, PhD, RD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Nefertiti Durant, MD, MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Moderator:

  • Judith Siegel MS, LICSW, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School

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5/24/07 – Adolescent Mental Health Issues II

Topics:

Second In A Two Part Series On Adolescent Mental Health Issues:

  • Preventing Depression And Suicide In Adolescents
  • School And Community Based Mental Health Services

Presenters:

  • Lloyd Potter Ph.D, MPH, Children’s Safety Network and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center
  • Cheryl DiCara, Maine Injury Prevention Program and Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program

Moderator:

  • David Knopf, LCSW, MPH, LEAH Faculty, Children’s Hospital at UCSF

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2/15/07 – Adolescent Mental Health Issues I

Topic:

Mental Health l: An overview of youth mental health issues

The four S’s

  • Statistics
  • Strategies (For dealing with barriers including stigma)
  • Screening
  • Systems of Care

Presenters:

  • Matt Aalsma, PhD, LEAH faculty at the Indiana University Medical Center
  • Gwendolyn J. Adam, Ph.D., L.M.S.W. – A.C.P., LEAH faculty at Baylor College of Medicine

Moderator:

  • Mary Doyle, Konopka Institute, University of Minnesota
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Bio-Sketches

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10/19/06 – Adolescent Health Controversies

Topic:

The call focused on untangling potential adolescent health controversies surrounding HPV, the vaccine for the Human Papilloma virus, emergency contraception, Plan B in particular, and a brief update on the current CDC recommendations on Chlamydia and HIV testing.

Presenters:

  • Erica Monasterio, MSN, RN, FNP, University of California, San Francisco
  • Mary Ott, MD, Indiana University Medical Center

Moderator:

  • Mary Doyle, Konopka Institute, University of Minnesota

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7/20/06 – Positive Youth Development

Topic:

Positive Youth Development: Measuring Protective Factors and Positive Outcomes

Presenters:

  • Dr. Michael Resnick of the University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Sydney McDonald, a fellow at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Dr. Shirley L. RobinsonHankins of the University of Alabama at Birmingham

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