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Promoting What Works: A Symposium of Approaches for Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents

Where are the gaps, challenges and opportunities for action?

Lara Kaufmann, J.D.
Senior Counsel for Education and Employment, National Women's Law Center

Darlene Shearer, M.P.H., Dr.P.H.
MPH Program Director, Department of Public Health, Western Kentucky University

Deborah Koniak-Griffin, R.N.C., Ed.D., F.A.A.N.
Professor and Audrienne H. Moseley Endowed Chair, Women's Health Research; Director, Center for Vulnerable Populations Research, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Nursing

Diana Tyson, Ph.D. (Moderator)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services

Evelyn Kappeler (Response panelist)
Acting Director, Office of Adolescent Health

Jeannette Pai-Espinosa, M.S. (Response panelist)
President, National Crittenton Foundation

Marline Pearson, M.A. (Response panelist)
The Dibble Institute

Pregnant and parenting teens are one of the most vulnerable populations in need of extensive support in order for their families to be healthy and successful. This session will address the gaps, challenges, and opportunities for action that exist for future adolescent pregnancy and parenting programs, policies, and research.

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