We are excited to announce that we had more than 180 attendees, 14 exhibitors, and 17 informative presentations at the 2018 South Texas Adolescent Health Summit. We, along with our event partners, loved hosting this event for you and ask that you take a moment to complete the post-event survey. Doing so will give us great insight into what went well, what didn’t, and help us determine a path forward for future events.

Click below to download session presentations.

Overcoming Childhood Trauma: A Creative School Social Work Intervention Program (Presenter: Alberto Trevino, Santa Rosa ISD)

Let’s Talk about Sex and Those Big Decisions for our Youth (Presenter: Bethany Evans, Healthy Futures of Texas)

Texting and Driving Simulation in Young Hispanic Drivers (Presenter: Dr. Don Bradley)

HIV/STIs and Adolescent Health (Presenter: Dr. Dora Martinez)

Suicidality among Children and Adolescents (Presenter: Dr. Eugenia Curet)

Thinking Outside of the Closet: An Introduction to Working with LGTBQIA+Youth (Presenter: Gabriel Sanchez)

The Texas LARC Toolkit: A Nuts and Bolts Guide to Delivering LARC Services in Texas (Presenter: Dr. Janette Ingram)

Navigating the Maze: Adolescents’ Access to Health Care in Texas (Presenter: Jennifer Biundo)

Teen Pregnancy in Texas and the Rio Grande Valley (Presenter: Jennifer Biundo)

Reducing Teen Pregnancy Through Effective Contraception: Best Practices for IUDs, Implants, and Emergency Contraception (Presenters: Dr. Saul Rivas & Dr. Jennifer Salcedo)

Concussion Management for Teens (Presenter: Gabi Teal)

Mental Health and Teens with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Presenter: Gabi Teal)

Hispanic/Latina Teen’s Reproductive Experience: The Role of Culture and Context (Presenter: Dr. Susy Villegas)

The goal of the Summit was to increase knowledge, skills, and abilities among adults who provide services and support to adolescents on the Texas – Mexico Border about adolescent development, positive youth development, adolescent-friendly services, and how to apply the quality components of care through the stages of adolescence.

Summit Partners
Texas Department of State Health Services, Health Service Region 11
Texas Department of State Health Services Office of Border Public Health
Cameron County Adolescent Health Taskforce
Cameron County Mental Health Taskforce
RGV Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition
The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Questions? Please contact Melanie Chasteen at 512.791.5110 or

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