Date: April 8, 2020

Fee: $50 each

Location: Hilton Airport, 611 Northwest Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216

** These workshops are scheduled on Day 3 of the Texas Campaign’s Annual Symposium. Attendance at the Symposium is not required. Continuing education credit for multiple disciplines will be provided for this event.

To register, email or call 512.791.5110.

MIXing It Up: Integrating New Tools in Adolescent Sexual Health Services (9 am – 12 pm)

Presenter: Melissa Pintor Carnagey, LBSW, Training and Education Coordinator

Join EngenderHealth’s Re:MIX team for an interactive workshop designed to provide educators and youth-serving professionals with the hands-on experience and tools they can integrate when providing sexual health education, services and support to young people. Using Re:MIX’s youth-tested, comprehensive, gender transformative and game-based curriculum, participants will learn strategies that transform sex ed lessons from awkward to AWESOME! This session will guide attendees through engaging activities and reflective exercises designed to help: deepen their understanding of adolescent sexual health; foster inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ youth; and inspire young people to maximize their strengths, imagine a healthy future and explore their identities. This workshop is ideal for all youth-serving professionals or volunteers and can be applied in various settings whether educational, clinical, or community-based.  Following this half-day workshop, each attendee will receive a complete set of Re:MIX curriculum and facilitator training materials they can utilize in their work with youth. Even if your organization or district is using another curriculum, participants will take away useful skills for their day to day practice.

Friday Night in the ER (Silo Thinking vs Systems Thinking in Sexual Health) (8 am – 12 pm)

Presenters: Dr. Kelly L. Wilson, PhD, MCHES® and iTP3 members

Participants will engage in a serious game called Friday Night in the ER.  Utilizing this versatile learning tool, participants will engage in a hands on learning activity, followed by facilitated debrief.  Participants will think critically about silo thinking versus systems thinking in sexual health.  Participants will consider the role of the individual, impact on adolescent sexual health and community systems, and realize how they can improve results when they to move from silo thinking to systems thinking. This highly interactive session will focus on game play and facilitated discussion to understand systems thinking and its applicability to professionals in sexuality education. By the end of the session, attendees will:

  • Experience systems thinking approaches through game play and translate the experience to the community setting.
  • Analyze complex issues and identify leverage points through game experience and facilitated discussion. 
  • Brainstorm strategies that support systems change efforts in the community environment.
  • Develop capacity in addressing change with a wide variety of challenges impacting adolescent sexual health.

Worry-Free Advocacy for Nonprofit Organizations (9 am – 12 pm)
Presenters: Jen Biundo, Mpaff, Director of Policy and Data, Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Natalie Roetzel Ossenfort, JD, Director, Texas Office, Alliance for Justice

Join Alliance for Justice (AFJ) and The Texas Campaign to learn how your nonprofit or community organization can build its advocacy capacity and bring the concerns of your community to policy makers, elected officials, and grassroots stakeholders. This session is geared towards staff and board members of non-profit organizations and members of community groups or professional associations. This interactive, half-day workshop will explain:

  • How nonprofits can strengthen their advocacy capacity using AFJ’s Advocacy Capacity Tool (ACT); 
  • How public charities and other types of nonprofits can safely and legally advance their missions through policy advocacy and lobbying;
  • How to determine when your activities trigger Texas lobbyist registration and reporting requirements;
  • Hands-on steps for building and supporting policy priorities;
  • Tips for tracking bills at the Texas Legislature and for communicating with legislators about your policy goals; and
  • Other useful low-cost tools to spread messaging and tell your story effectively.
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