Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month Webcast

Make the Connection:
How Positive Youth Development Offers Promise for Teen Health & Teen Pregnancy Prevention

May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. In observance, the HHS Office of Adolescent Health hosted a live webcast on positive youth development on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. 

Watch the archived version of the webcast!

For more information on positive youth development, please see this list of additional resources or read the #TeenPYD conversation on Storify.

This webcast covered:

  • What positive youth development is, and how it's valuable for programs working with adolescents
  • The research behind positive youth development, and what we know about its success in teen pregnancy prevention
  • How community programs have been using positive youth development to benefit youth
  • Future interventions using positive youth development, and the way forward for positive youth development research


Evelyn Kappeler

Director, Office of Adolescent Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Karen Pittman

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Forum for Youth Investment
Richard F. Catalano, Ph.D.

Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Director, Social Development Research Group and Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington
Gina Wingood, Sc.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Lisa Lauxman, Ph.D.

Director, Division of Youth and 4-H, Institute Youth, Family and Community, U.S. Department of Agriculture


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Last updated: July 29, 2014