On September 23, 2013, the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence hosted a professional development day for those implementing CAPP, PREP, and STYA adolescent pregnancy prevention projects around New York State. Materials from many of the workshops and networking sessions are offered here. Our thanks go to the presenters who generously made these resources available.
Networking SessionsCAPP and PREP providers attended facilitated networking sessions on topics of shared interest. Notes from these sessions are linked below.
Effective Community Outreach and Councils (PDF)
Engaging Parents in Community Efforts (PDF)
Using Digital Media to Increase Access to Family Planning (PDF)
Working with Schools (PDF)
Youth Leadership Roles in CAPP (PDF)
WorkshopsBuild College and Career Readiness
Kristina Krise, New York State Department of Labor, discussed how to integrate career exploration into your program with the Updated CareerZone System, a one-of-a-kind resource designed especially for NYS teens.
Creating Inclusive Environments for LGBT Youth
Matt Cotty of Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth focused on the needs of LGBT individuals and how to provide culturally competent services.
Glynis Shea, Konopka Institute, presented a simple developmental timeline activity that can be used to help staff and community members better understand and apply adolescent development to their work.
Description of Activity (PDF)
Cards Checklist (PDF)
Timeline Event Cards (PDF)
Timeline Age Cards (PDF)
Adolescent Development Resources
Discussing Safer Sex
Tyler Gyles, AIDS Center of Queens County, demonstrated a workshop that can be used to engage parents and family in discussing safer sex.
Engaging Males: A Creative Process
Christopher Spicer, Planned Parenthood of Western New York, led a creative process for developing activities that will attract young males as the primary participants.
Insights from Facebook Insights
David Beasley, Scenarios USA, provided a hands-on look at what we can learn from Facebook's Insights tool and how we can use that information to create data-driven strategies with measurable outcomes.
More Than Just Sex: Creating Media by Youth for Youth
Michele Perlman, Fabian Ferguson, and Natasha Harvell of Community Healthcare Network led this workshop on working with youth to develop and distribute public service announcement videos.
Richard E. Kreipe, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center, discussed the key elements of Motivational Interviewing along with practical examples.
Brief Self-Assessment (Word)
Christine Rucker, Marian Searchwell, and Anthony Thompson of the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center presented a comprehensive peer leadership program that trains adolescents to become HIV and pregnancy prevention peer leaders.
Providing Feedback to Educators
Judith Ross-Bernstein, an independent education consultant, guided participants through the CAPP/PREP protocol for observing and giving feedback to educators.
On-Site Feedback Form (Word)
On-Site Feedback Protocol (Word)
Sample Notes Page (Word)
Strengthen Your Structure: Building Effective Communication Skills
Marlaina Allen, Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network, presented an interactive workshop in which participants examined and developed communication skills that are vital to establish and maintain relationships among professionals whose permission is needed for programming to occur.
Substance Use and Sexual Risk Taking
Carol Lemus, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, discussed statistics on substance use and sexual risk taking, and explored how to promote healthier environments for adolescents.
Trauma, Trauma-Informed Care, and Adolescents
This training focused on the critical issue of trauma, trauma-informed care, and the implications for our work with adolescents. It was presented by Susan A. Green, University at Buffalo, with Kevin Louis Sepulveda Bustamante, Yessica Miguelina Amezquita, Demetrius Sanders, and Sherman Webb.
Trauma Assessment Tools (PDF)
NCTSN Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit (PDF)