Webinars 

Want to learn more about ways that you can make a difference for Texas teens? The Texas Campaign offers frequent webinars around a variety of topics related to teen birth, adolescent health, advocacy, research, and other issues. To keep up to date on our webinar offerings, join our mailing list join our mailing list.

Sexuality Education in Texas Schools – Change is Possible!
Tuesday, November 19, 10 am – 11 am
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The quality and content of comprehensive sexuality education can vary greatly depending on the state, district, school and even teacher. During this webinar, we’ll explore how three Texas communities – Austin, Odessa, and San Antonio – worked to challenge the status quo and implement evidence-informed sexuality education programs in their respective districts. Topics covered will include grassroots advocacy, working with SHACs, and dealing with the vocal opposition in an effective manner. Whether you are a youth-serving professional providing direct services to adolescents or a parent trying to effect positive change in your community, you will walk away with a practical guide for making your voice heard on this important issue. One hour of continuing education will be offered for social work (SW), licensed professional counselor (LPC), and continuing professional education (CPE).

Panelists:

Susanne Kerns, Founder, Informed Parents of Austin

Informed Parents of Austin’s goal is to share accurate information about, and advocate for, policies in the Austin Independent school district that pertain to the LGBTQ community. We also work to counter the efforts of any group which has a mission of removing anti-bullying and equality policies from AISD. Part of supporting the LGBTQ community includes supporting a human sexuality curriculum that is inclusive, and supportive of LGBTQ students and families.

 

Graciela Flores, Assistant Professor/Nurse Practitioner, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

A family and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, Dr. Flores works at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-Permian Basin in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Family Medicine Departments. She has worked in the maternal-child arena for the last 21 years and is co-founder of the Ector County Independent School District’s (ECISD) Abstinence-Plus Human Growth and Development program which was previously an abstinence-only focused area. She is heavily involved in the community and has been serving on the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) for Ector Count ISD since 2009. This district currently teaches an abbreviated form of the Big Decision curriculum to all 7th and 10th-grade students.

 

Melissa Munsell, MEd, Instructional Specialist, North East ISD

Melissa Munsell is an instructional specialist in the PE and Health Department at North East ISD, in San Antonio, and serves as the K-12 Health Education Lead for the district. Melissa received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from The University of Texas at Austin and has 26 years of experience in education, both as a classroom teacher and an administrator.

 

Learning Objectives:
· List sex education policy required by Texas state statue
· Describe why evidence-informed sexuality education programs are important to Texas teens
· Describe ways to improve sex education curriculum offered in your own community

Previous Webinars

Clinic Efficiency: The Tools of the Trade

In collaboration with experts from the Women’s Health and Family Association of Texas (WHFPT), this webinar is is geared toward health center administrators and front line staff (health educators, front desk, medical assistants, clinicians, etc.). The webinar covers:
  • Team dynamics and staff-buy in
  • How your clinic environment determines the client experience
  • How evidence-based practices can make your clinic run smoother; working smarter
  • How to make incremental changes to discover what works in different settings
  • Resources to help your staff get started

To download a pdf of the slides used in the webinar, click here

Meeting Parents Where They Are

Parents are the best people in a young person’s life to provide sexual and reproductive health information; however, parent recruitment and engagement isn’t always easy. Together, Veronica Whitehead, Director of Programs at NTARUPT, and Jessica Chester, Communication Coordinator at Parkland Hospital System share approaches to and lessons learned in parent recruitment and engagement. The webinar is geared towards social workers, counselors, health educators, and other youth-serving professionals. (Tuesday, August 6, 2019)

To download a pdf of the slides used in the webinar, click here

Policy Wrap-Up of the 86th Legislative Session

In a legislative session largely focused on school finance and property tax, advocates working on issues such as adolescent health and reproductive health saw some victories and some disappointments. In this webinar, policy analysts from the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, the Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition, and Texans Care for Children discuss the 86th Legislative Session and what it meant for Texas teens. (Wednesday, June 19, 2019)

To download a pdf of the slides used in the webinar, click here

Webinar: Teens and Birth Control

This webinar features Dr. Salina  Mostajabian, Adolescent Health Physician at People’s Community Clinic and Therin Geeslin, Health Education Supervisor at People’s Community Clinic. The webinar outlined reproductive services available to adolescents, including evidence-based family planning methods and standards of care. It covered common misconceptions associated with birth control, outlined state and federal funding streams for contraception, and explored barriers to accessing reproductive care for young women. (May 29, 2019)

To download a pdf of the slides used in the webinar, click here.

Webinar: Sexuality Education and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

On March 28, 2019, the Texas Campaign hosted a webinar featuring Dr. Nick Winges-Yanez and Dr. Karen Rayne who shared their expertise around IDD and sexuality.  To download a pdf of the slides used in the webinar, click here.

Policy Webinar

On January 10, 2019, the Texas Campaign hosted a webinar outlining our work for the upcoming legislative session. Policy priorities will center on fiscally sound ways to ensure that young people in Texas have access to the information and health care needed to prevent unintended pregnancy.

Texas Campaign Policy Webinar Jan 2018To download a PDF of the slides used in the webinar, click here.

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