2009 Healthy Teen Network Call for Proposals for Upcoming Conference

Healthy Teen Network’s 2009 National Conference Celebrating Healthy Teens and Young Families: 30 Years of Making a Difference

Call for Proposals

Healthy Teen Network’s 30th Annual Conference, Celebrating Healthy Teens and Young Families: 30 Years of Making a Difference, will attract more than 400 professionals who work on behalf of adolescents and their children to reduce teen pregnancy, promote positive decisions regarding sexuality and reproductive issues, ensure healthy pregnancies, and support teen parents to raise healthy children.

The conference will be held October 21-24, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency in Tampa, Florida.

Download the Workshop Proposal Materials
Deadline: April 10, 2009 (5 p.m.)

Program administrators, advocates, childcare providers, family planning providers, youth workers, educators, nurses, physicians, midwives, social workers, school officials, researchers, and others are invited to share their expertise at this multi-disciplinary conference.

Please visit the Healthy Teen Network Conference web site to download the application, view Healthy Teen Network’s Mission Statement, and get assistance with the conference theme, focus areas, and objectives.
Conference workshops are organized into five tracks:
Organizational/Coalition Capacity Building

Within those focus areas, workshops will be classified according to the following topics:

Primary Pregnancy Prevention
Reaching Marginalized Youth*
Youth Development Approaches to Reduce Risky Behaviors Among Adolescents and Young Adults
Supporting Youth (ages 10-24) and Their Families
Collaborations Effective in Promoting Healthy Teens,Young Adults, and Young Families*
The Role of Technology in Working With Youth*
Secondary Pregnancy Prevention
Promoting Successful Teen and Young Families
Building Capacity and Sustainability in the Field
Mid-to-High Level Management Skills*

SOYA Founder is New Sexual Health Educator with the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

Generation to Generation (G2G) is a groundbreaking program that seeks to address the high rate of teen pregnancy within the Ward 8 community of Washington, DC. The program brings together mothers and daughters along with other female caregivers and mentors in weekly meetings to encourage intergenerational conversations that are essential to aiding teenage girls in making healthy life decisions. Complete program overview
The Generation to Generation program uses a unique approach to achieve positive results within the community it serves. In addition to our own educational workshops G2G uses various comprehensive sexuality curriculums and youth leadership development resources. G2G encourages teenage girls to put honest thought and effort into their futures to delay becoming parents during their teenage years.

In addition to facilitating conversations on issues of sexuality and reproductive health, G2G also seeks to empower its participants with activities that promote both cultural awareness and an increased level of self-esteem. Review educational workshops

SOYA founder, Khadijah Ali-Coleman has been selected as a workshop facilitator for G2G. To bring Khadijah to your school, church, nonprofit or group in Ward 7 or Ward 8, contact her at SoOurYouthAspire@yahoo.com.