Annual Conferences and Meetings

The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) conducts a conference each year for its grantees that features expert presenters on a variety of topics and is designed to enhance grantees' understanding of best practices, programs and strategies to prevent teenage pregnancy.

Please also visit the online Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) Resource and Training Center which provides training and technical assistance resources to organizations working with pregnant and parenting teens. The Resource and Training Center contains training and skill-building information as well as guides, tips and location-specific information to build the capacity of organizations supporting pregnant and parenting teens.

TPP Conferences

Grantee Meetings

TPP Conferences

June 4-6, 2014: Bridging the Gaps: Eliminating Disparities in Teen Pregnancy and Sexual Health

Opening Keynote-Mr. Ivan Juzang
Closing Remarks- Dr. J. Nadine Gracia
Closing Keynote- Dr. Brian D. Smedley

Program Delivery and Improvement

  1. Benzos, Blues, and Beans: What We Know about Prescription Drug Misuse and Sexual Risk Taking Behavior among Adolescents
  2. Positive Youth Development Approaches for Groups at High Risk for Adverse Sexual Health Outcomes
  3. Retaining Latino Families in a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program: Challenges, Successes, and Lessons Learned
  4. Teen Sexual Health Education Programs: How Data Can Inform Action in Rural Communities
  5. Build it and They Will Come: Creating a Forum for Males to Discuss Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  6. Engaging Native Communities in Assessing Need for/Providing Culturally Relevant Sexuality Education in Northern Minnesota
  7. Reaching vs. Teaching: How to Connect with Youth in a Way that Changes Behavior
  8. Bouncing Back! Fostering Youth Resiliency through Strengths-Based Strategies
  9. Engaging Students with Diverse Learning Styles
  10. Preparing Youth for Success: Integrating Positive Youth Development through Adulthood Preparation Subjects
  11. Reducing Inequities in Sexual Health Outcomes for Young Men of Color
  12. Catching Up with LARCs: Strategies to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy through Long-Acting Reversible Contraception
  13. Linking Research and Program: Resources from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to Prevent HIV, other STDs, and Pregnancy among Adolescents
  14. Reducing Unintended Pregnancy by Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Improving Communication to Increase Empathy and Trust during Adolescent and Adult Interactions
  15. Secondary Pregnancy Prevention Really Works!: Sharing Best Practices and Lessons Learned
  16. Be an Ally: Explore Strategies to Include, Engage, and Empower LGBTQ Youth
  17. FYI for Parents: Strengthening the Parent Child Bond as a Means to Reduce Teen Pregnancy
  18. Looking Out for the Youth: Advantages of Youth Involvement in Implementing a Community Level Intervention
  19. M-I not M-E: Motivational Interviewing as an Approach to Promoting Contraceptive Use
  20. Moving Beyond the Trauma: Promoting Health through Trauma Informed Pregnancy Prevention Programming

Program Capacity and Infrastructure

  1. Avatars Travel for Free: Decreasing Disparities in Community Access to Training and Capacity Building
  2. Creating Cultures of “Askable" Adults: Building the Bridge to Action
  3. Beyond the Box: Transcending the Gender Binary in Sexual Health
  4. Is Your Clinic Youth-Friendly?: Why, What, How, and What Next?
  5. Sexual Health in Public Schools: Keys to Collaboration Success
  6. Building Organizational Capacity for Evidence-Based Programming
  7. Growing People Potential: How Leaders Can Foster Staff Engagement across Generations
  8. Cultural Proficiency?: A Comprehensive Approach to Multicultural Organizational Development
  9. Health Disparities among LGBT Youth
  10. Using Health Education Theory to Guide Practice: Eliminating Disparities in Teen Pregnancy
  11. Program and Implementation Teams: Working Together to Eliminate Health Disparities

Emerging Trends: What’s New in the Field and What Lies Ahead?

  1. A Cultural Adaptation of an Intervention to Strengthen Coparenting and Increase Father Involvement in Teen Parents
  2. Setting the Stage: The Behind the Scenes of Empowering High Risk Youth to Transform their Lives
  3. The Social-Emotional Brain
  4. Implementing Social Media to Engage Program Participants, School Officials and Community Collaborators Addressing Teen Sexuality
  5. Trauma Informed Sex Education
  6. Addressing Gender Issues and Intimate Partner Violence within a Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program
  7. “Flipping” and “Blending” Health Education Curriculum to Heighten Impact while Reducing Class Time
  8. Using Technology and Interdisciplinary Sexual Health Care to Identify Disparities, Decrease STI Rates, and Showcase Outcomes
  9. Grand Canyon or Bust! Promoting Healthy Relationships through Adventure Programming
  10. Making the Leap: Linking Teens to Sexual Health Care
  11. “Together We Can Do All Things!” Church-Based Abstinence Interventions for African American Parents and their Children
  12. Pathways to Postsecondary Education for Pregnant and Parenting Teens
  13. Promoting Protective Factors for Populations Served by ACYF
  14. Socially Acceptable: Using TwitterBookGram to Advance Your Goals

Evaluation

  1. Final TPP/PREIS Evaluation Reporting Guidance
  2. Using Evaluation to Strengthen the Implementation of Evidence-Based Programs in Diverse Community Settings
  3. Findings from State and Tribal PREP Performance Measures: Data and Implications for Program Improvement
  4. Utilizing Web-Based Surveillance Systems to Strengthen the Capacity of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs
  5. Evaluating Programs for Foster Care Youth: Challenges, Barriers, and Strategies
  6. Jumping Hurdles: Overcoming Challenges in School Based Research
  7. “We are More than Just a Number”: Using Mixed Methods to Engage Diverse Communities and Strengthen Research Designs
  8. Evaluation of the Teen Outreach Program® in Three Urban Public School Districts: Bronx, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
  9. Measuring the Mission: Using Performance Measures to Assess Local and National Progress
  10. Collect, Analyze, Communicate: Using Process and Outcome Data from Evidence-Based Programs and Health Centers
  11. Methods for Targeting and Evaluating Program Locations to Serve High-Need Youth

Sustainability, Partnerships, and Collaboration

  1. Community Mobilization to Reduce Teen Birth Rates: Personal Perspectives from the Field
  2. Partnering for Prevention: Working with a Sorority to Reach African American Teens and Young Adults
  3. Re-imagining Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention: Using a Native Health Model to Build Strong Partnerships and Sustain Programs
  4. NYC Uses Matchmaker Collaborations To Improve Sexual Health Education and Reduce Teen Pregnancy
  5. Community Mobilization for Sustainability Best Practices
  6. Maximizing Resources through Cross-Sector Partnerships: Lessons Learned
  7. Reaching the Hard to Reach through Shared Goals, Relationship Building, and Evidence-based Practices
  8. Roadmap to Improving Adolescent Health & Wellness Outcomes
  9. Developing Partnerships and Meaningful Collaborations in Rural Communities to Reduce Teen Pregnancy Risk
  10. An Emerging City Task Force Process to Eliminate Disparities in Adolescent Sexual Health
  11. iCHAMPSS: A Web-based Decision Support System for Getting Effective Sex Education into Schools
  12. Detention, Dependence, and Disparities
  13. Youth-Friendly Pharmacy Services
  14. Fanning the Flames: Sustainability Framework
  15. So Why Do Communities of Faith Matter in Adolescent Sexual Health?
  16. Strengthening Youth-Adult Partnerships and Sexual Health through School Health Advisory Councils
  17. Working With Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Systems: Engagement, Capacity Building, and Sustainability

 

May 20-23, 2013: Ready, Set, Sustain: Continuing Our Success 

Opening Panel
Opening Plenary

Evaluation Track

  1. Using Implementation Data to Explain Evaluation Findings and Inform Practice
  2. Collaboration as an Evaluation Tool
  3. Strategies to Recruit and Retain Evaluation Sample
  4. Using Data to Improve Program Delivery
  5. Overcoming Evaluation Challenges
  6. Beyond the Basics: Considerations and Approaches for Learning More From Evaluation Data
  7. Propensity Score Matching
  8. Assessing Organizational “Fit” with Evidence-Cased Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs 
  9. Using Qualitative Methods to Evaluate School-based Youth

Organizational Capacity Track

  1. Taming the Monster: Developing Tangible Sustainability Plans
  2. Leadership and Capacity Building
  3. Willing Participants: Recruiting and Retaining Youth in Programs
  4. Promoting Health Equity in Your Community: Utilizing the Working with Diverse Communities (WDC) Strategies Guided by Best Practice
  5. Using a Social Determinants Framework to Promote Sustainability
  6. Sustaining Sex Ed Programs in Schools: A Strategy Session
  7. Creating Strong Partnerships to Support Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs
  8. Becoming Indispensable: Program Sustainability Training
  9. Talk of the Town, Getting the Word Out about Your Successful Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative
  10. Leading for Success 
  11. Going the Distance: Using Collaboration and Collective Impact to Sustain Initiatives
  12. Your Next Step 
  13. Using Getting to Outcomes to Guide Program Planning Implementation and Evaluation
  14. Missing Link: Leveraging Community Resources to Increase Utilization of Contraception among Teens to Enhance Your Pregnancy Prevention Project Outcomes
  15. Askable (and Knowledgeable) Adults: Training Teachers to Answer Questions and Implement Programs

Program Delivery Track

  1. Male Involvement
  2. Peer Education: This Is How We Do It
  3. Inclusive for All: Adaptations and Supplements to Meet the Needs of LGBTQ Youth
  4. Fire from Within: Employing Motivational Interviewing in Sexual Health Intervention
  5. Cultural Stereotypes and Reproductive Health
  6. Engaging Parents of Teens in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs
  7. Using Technology as a Tool for Education and Outreach
  8. Energize Your Audience
  9. Strategies for Engaging Youth
  10. Engaging Diverse Partners to Prevent Dating Abuse

What’s New in the Field Track

  1. Engaging Youth in Pregnancy Prevention, Addressing Sexual Decision Making, and Healthy Relationship Development 
  2. Applying the National Sexuality Education Standards to Your Work: Lessons from the Field
  3. Discussing Issues of Sexuality with a Trauma Survivor
  4. Improving Teen Access to Health Services
  5. The Latest Research on Teen Contraceptive Use
  6. Teens, Faith and Sexuality
  7. What’s New: Family Planning Services for Adolescents
  8. Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Teens: Practical recommendations from the Field
  9. Adolescent Reproductive Health in Rural America 
  10. Reaching Vulnerable Youth in Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Facilities
  11. Creative Arts as an Engagement Tool
  12. Wails from the Field

 

March 12-14, 2012: Expanding Our Experience and Expertise: Implementing Effective Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Programs 

Welcome and Opening Session
 
Tier-Level Meetings

  1. OAH Tier 1 and Tier 2 Grantees
  2. FYSB PREIS Grantees

Plenaries

  1. Partnering for Collective Impact: Teen Pregnancy and Beyond
  2. Did You Create Some Buzz Today?

Engagement Strategies Track

  1. Energize Your Audience: Developing Skills for Excellence
  2. Addressing the Needs of Older Teens: A National and State Perspective
  3. WISE Lessons Learned: Assessing and Building the Capacity of Communities and Schools to Effectively Deliver Sexuality Education
  4. PRIDE Training: Incorporating Inclusive Frameworks in Working with Youth
  5. Positive Youth Development Programs that Promote Adolescent Reproductive Health
  6. Lights, Camera, Social Action: using Video to Engage Youth and Stakeholders
  7. National HIV/AIDS Programs to Engage American Indian and Alaska Native Youth in Prevention Successes,
  8. Strategies for Parent Engagement in Sexuality Education
  9. Cultural Proficiency in Program Implementation
  10. Pregnancy Prevention on the Go: Mobile Platforms for the Delivery of Sexuality Education
  11. Gender Norms: The Key to Improving Life Outcomes for At-Risk Youth

Program Development Track

  1. Youth and Community Engagement Strategies Across Sexual Health Programs
  2.  Do Ask, Do Tell
  3. Diagnosing and Addressing Participant Dropout: Using Program Data to Improve Retention Rates
  4. Building a Healthier Community for Teens: Environmental Strategies to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
  5. Exposure to Violence: A Significant Issue for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs
  6. Improving Adolescent Health through Medical Home and Bright Futures Concepts
  7. Enhancing Teen Pregnancy Prevention Efforts and School-Based Health Centers
  8. The Toolbox 2.0: Federal Resources for TPP Grantees
  9. Preventive Clinical Services Update
  10. Teen Dating Violence and its Intersection with Pregnancy Prevention
  11. Answering Sensitive Questions: Creating a Safe Space for Youth
  12. National Survey of Family Growth Update

Leadership and Management Track

  1. Growing People Potential: Skill-Building for Managers,
  2. Building Effective Collaborative Partnerships,
  3. Building the Capacity of Education Agencies to Implement Evidence-Based Interventions for Adolescent HIV, STD, and Pregnancy Prevention
  4. Leadership Under Fire: A Case Study in High Performing and “Fire Proof” Teams
  5. Healthy People 2020, Adolescent Goals
  6. Ensuring Success: Training and Supporting Program Staff
  7. Core Competencies for Educators in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health,
  8. A Strengths-Based Approach to Team Development and Leadership
  9. Framing Adolescent Sexual Health Disparities: Are You Sending the Right Message?
  10. Partnerships in Teenage Pregnancy Prevention at HHS
  11. Managing Controversy and Responding to the Media

Evaluation Track

  1. New Research on Evidence-Based Programs for Children and Youth 
  2. Making Performance Measures Work for You: Using the TPP/PREIS Performance Measures Website for Tier 1 C/D, Tier 2 and PREIS Grantees
  3. Translating a Strategic Plan into Performance Standards to Measure Program Impact
  4. Making Performance Measures Work for You: Using the TPP/PREIS Performance Measures Website for Tier 1 A/B Grantees
  5. Estimating Interpretable and Accurate Experimental Impacts
  6. Common Problems in Working with Data on Adolescent Sexual Risk Behaviors
  7. Developing an Analysis Plan

 

  1. February 9, 2011: The Science of Adolescent Risk-Taking
    Slides, Audio, Transcript                                
  2. February 8, 2011: The Toolbox:  Tools and Resources for TPP Grantees
    Slides: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Audio, Transcript

 

  1. January 31, 2011: Nuts and Bolts of Federal Grants 
    Slides: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Audio, Transcript  
  2. January 31, 2011: Trends in Teen Pregnancy:  What the Data Says
    Slides, Audio, Transcript   

 

Grantee Meetings

The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) conducts meetings each year that feature expert presenters and workshops around a thematic topic and are designed to enhance grantees' understanding of best practices, programs and strategies to prevent teenage pregnancy.

 

March 6-7, 2014: OAH Tier 1 Sustainability Workshop, Creating Sustainable Impacts

  1. Workshop Agenda
  2. The Sustainability Framework
  3. The Sustainability Resource Guide
  4. Introduction to Sustainability (Slides, Audio-Part 1, Audio-Part 2, Transcript-Part 1, Transcript-Part 2)
  5. Keynote Speaker, Lydia Marek: Creating Sustainable Impacts (Slides, Audio, Transcript)
  6. Panelist, Melissa Peskin: University of Texas (Slides, Audio, Transcript)
  7. Panelist, Jennie Blakney: Central Jersey Family Health Consortium (Slides, Audio, Transcript)
  8. Panelist, Judith Clark: Hawaii Youth Services Network (Slides, Audio, Transcript)
  9. Panelist, Dondieneita Fleary-Simmons and Helyn Luisi-Mills, The Goodman Community Center (Slides, Audio, Transcript)
  10. Panelist, Estelle Raboni: Morris Heights Health Center (Slides, Audio, Transcript)
  11. Day 2 Presenter, Glynis Shea: Selling Up: A Sustainability Strategy (Slides, Audio, Transcript)

November 6-7, 2013: OAH Tier 2 Workshop, Packaging and Dissemination 

     1. Keynote by Paul Carttar from Bridgespan: Scaling the Next Wave of Prevention Programs
         Slides, Audio, Transcript
     2. OAH Guidance Review Packaging and Dissemination
         Slides, Audio, Transcript
     3. Tips, Tricks, and Lessons Learned from Program Developers
         Slides, Audio, Transcript
     4. Experienced Developers Panel and Presentation
         Teen Outreach Program Slides, It’s Your Game Slides, Audio, Transcript
     5. Dissemination Strategic Planning
         Slides, 7Ps Marketing Worksheet, Disseminating EBI Worksheet
         Marketing and Distribution Worksheet

For information on OAH's packaging and dissemination expectations for TPP Research and Demonstration grantees, please review Director Kappeler's memo. All guidance for TPP and PAF grantee programs can be found on the Program Guidance Documents page of the website.

The files from general training webinars, training events, e-learning modules and conferences are provided for the use of grantees. Posting on the OAH website does not imply endorsement of opinions expressed by presenters and does not necessarily reflect the official views of HHS or OAH.

Last updated: November 01, 2016