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Sessions By Day: Thursday, May 17

SESSION A: 11:15 AM-12:30 PM

 

A1. Grant Writing Survival School [Deep Dive, Part 1]

Do your grant applications need super-charging? Tired of getting turned down? Afraid of competing for funds in difficult economic times? This workshop will teach you a new way of thinking about writing grants that has been used to secure over $90 million dollars in funded proposals. Come spend a few fun-filled hours that could change your agency forever. 

Presenter: Dr. Paul N. McKenzie, Director, Southeast Center for Strategic Community Development 

Session Approach: Lecture; Discussion

Content Level: Beginner/Intro; Intermediate; Advanced

 

A2. Referrals for Unintended Pregnancy: honoring autonomy and removing barriers to stigmatized healthcare services [Deep Dive, Part 1]

Nurses, counselors, and youth advocates serve a critical role in pregnancy options counseling and referrals for young people, including access to prenatal care, abortion, or adoption resources. Referrals for Unintended Pregnancy is a skills-building workshop for making comprehensive, client-led referrals for unintended pregnancy and facilitating pregnancy options counseling. Participants will leave with resources for reducing barriers to reproductive health for adolescents and young adults, including abortion; dispel common myths and misinformation about pregnancy with evidence-based research; and learn a simple model of referral making which honors youth autonomy and upholds professional codes of ethics.

Presenters: Anna Pfaff, MPH, NC State Coordinator, Provide; Kara Hinkley, MPP, Regional Director II, Provide

Content Level: Intermediate

 

A3. Increasing Access to Sexual Health Services in NC: Charting New Territory with a First-Ever State Collaborative Guide

The NC Healthy Schools Section, SHIFT NC, NC Division of Public Health, and the National Coalition of STD Directors have developed a state guide to increase access to health care that includes recent data, policy examples, overview of referral process, an FAQ, and additional resources. School nurses, school based health centers, health departments, and community-based youth-serving organizations are great resources for youth to access or be referred to health care, testing services, treatment, and preventive information to make healthy, informed decisions for the rest of their lives. However, we need more direction in how to increase access to this care and address “Health Services” as part of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model.

Presenters: Susanne Schmal, MPH, HIV Policies and Programs Consultant, NC Department of Public Instruction; Ann Nichols, MSN, State School Health Nurse Consultant, NC Division of Public Health; Sarah Davis, MPH, Director of Public Health Strategy, SHIFT NC

Session Approach: Lecture; Discussion

Content Level: Beginner/Intro

 

A4. The Path to Performance-based Assessment: Measuring Success in Reproductive Health and Safety Education

This session will explore the relationship between the National Health Education Standards, Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy, the NC Standard Course for Study, and Reproductive Health and Safety Education (RHSE). Through active teaching and practice necessary knowledge and/or skills for success in health, including sexuality education, are more likely to be developed. We will look at sample activities as well as exemplars and rubrics to improve outcomes. Participants will engage in a least one activity specific to creating a PBA for a clarifying objective for RHSE. Let’s discover what students can do rather than just what they know.

Presenter: Terri Mitchell, PhD, Associate Professor, Appalachian State University

Session Approach: Lecture; Small Group Activity; Discussion

Content Level: Beginner/Intro; Intermediate 

 

A5. Off the Beaten Path: Challenges & Success of Recruitment and Retention within Community Programming

Massah Massaquoi of the Fenway Institute says that “the most important lesson is to recruit from different areas and exhaust all of the possibilities.” This session will explore the recruitment and retention strategies implemented by Kamiya Dancy, an NC Youth Connected health educator that has continuously met, and exceeded, her participant numbers. During this session, participants have the opportunity to build a foundation on: Where to recruit youth, How to recruit youth, and How to keep youth in programming.

Presenters: Kamiya Dancy, BSW, Health Educator, NCYC Contractor; Janae’ Roberts, MPH, NCYC Program Specialist, SHIFT NC

Session Approach: Lecture; Discussion

Content Level: Beginner/Intro

  

SESSION B: 2:00-3:15 PM

 

B1. Grant Writing Survival School [Deep Dive, Part 2]

Note: If you registered for the first session of a Deep Dive, you should also register for subsequent sessions. 

Presenter: Dr. Paul N. McKenzie, Director, Southeast Center for Strategic Community Development

Session Approach: Lecture; Discussion

Content Level: Beginner/Intro; Intermediate; Advanced

  

B2. Referrals for Unintended Pregnancy: honoring autonomy and removing barriers to stigmatized healthcare services [Deep Dive, Part 2]

Note: If you registered for the first session of a Deep Dive, you should also register for subsequent sessions. 

Presenters: Anna Pfaff, MPH, NC State Coordinator, Provide; Kara Hinkley, MPP, Regional Director II, Provide

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Content Level: Intermediate

  

B3. Empowering Males to Prevent Sexual Violence: A Primary Approach

Wise Guys Programs use male-specific strategies that empower, educate, and coach males to prevent sexual violence. We will discuss male specific-approaches to sexual violence prevention that include: making males part of the solution, enhancing emotional skills, and promoting healthy masculinity. We will demonstrate the uniqueness and the replicability of our programs and strategies and how they can be used in various school and community settings. In the era of the #MeToo movement, there is more that can be done than just making people aware of the issue. CHSNC is working with good guys to stand up, speak, and be part of the solution.

Presenters: Rodney Absher, MPH, CHES, Education Coordinator, The Children’s Home Society of NC; Carter Shotwell, MSW, Wise Guys Educator, The Children’s Home Society of NC

Session Approach: Lecture; Small Group Activity; Discussion

Content Level: Intermediate

 

B4. LGBTQ+ Youth 101

This introductory session will support participants in establishing (or reviewing!) their baseline understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth identities, including an interactive terminology activity and dedicated time for Q&A. We will also examine data around key health disparities and how youth-serving adults are in a critical position to positively influence those outcomes. Finally, participants will leave with a list of vetted resources to support their continued learning as allies.

Presenters: Miller Russell, MSW, Supportive Schools Coordinator, SHIFT NC; Todd Rosendahl, PhD, Director of Youth Policy, Equality North Carolina

Session Approach: Small Group Activity; Discussion

Content Level: Beginner/Intro

 

B5. Innovation Next: Seeding Innovation in Technology-Based Solutions to Adolescent Sexual Health

During this hands-on workshop, participants will have an opportunity to learn about Human Centered Design, practice new HCD strategies, and learn how HCD has been used to catalyze innovation in adolescent sexual health. Specifically, we will present work from the Innovation Next accelerator and have the opportunity to learn about the development of Real Talk, an Innovation Next finalist project based in North Carolina to deliver sex ed through storytelling to middle school teens. Attendees will also have an opportunity to consider how they can incorporate innovation in their existing work. 

Presenters: Katy Suellentrop, MPH, Vice President, Programs, Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy; Liz Chen, MPH, Co-Founder, MyHealthEd, Inc.

Session Approach: Lecture; Small Group Activity; Discussion

Content Level: Beginner/Intro; Intermediate

 

SESSION C: 3:30-4:45 PM

 

C1. Grant Writing Survival School [Deep Dive, Part 3]

Note: If you registered for the first session of a Deep Dive, you should also register for subsequent sessions. 

Presenter: Dr. Paul N. McKenzie, Director, Southeast Center for Strategic Community Development

Session Approach: Lecture; Discussion

Content Level: Beginner/Intro; Intermediate; Advanced

 

C2. Referrals for Unintended Pregnancy: honoring autonomy and removing barriers to stigmatized healthcare services [Deep Dive, Part 3]

Note: If you registered for the first session of a Deep Dive, you should also register for subsequent sessions. 

Presenters: Anna Pfaff, MPH, NC State Coordinator, Provide; Kara Hinkley, MPP, Regional Director II, Provide

Content Level: Intermediate

 

C3. The Male Factor: Media and Masculinity in our Culture

This highly interactive workshop is designed to give participants a snapshot look at media influences of masculinity in our culture, and how these influences affect males as boys, young adults, singles, husbands and fathers. We will explore effective strategies for interacting with males and to prompt thought provoking conversation about this topic.

Presenter: Walter Johnson, BA, Professional Trainer, Children’s Home Society

Session Approach: Lecture; Small Group Activity; Discussion

Content Level: Beginner/Intro

 

C4. Thinking Inside the Box: Practical Supports for LGBTQ Youth in School and Health Settings

Many of the same day-to-day practices and skills used by health care and education professionals to support all young people are also effective for LGBTQ youth, yet youth-serving professionals may feel limited in offering concrete support for this population due to lack of experience, an understandable inability to keep up with ever-shifting state and federal policy changes, or uncertainty about whether or not supportive practices are consistent with existing policy. Through interactive activities and data-driven discussion, this session will empower participants to adapt their existing expertise in supporting young people to include and affirm young members of the LGBTQ community.

Presenters: Miller Russell, MSW, Supportive Schools Coordinator, SHIFT NC; Todd Rosendahl, PhD, Director of Youth Policy, Equality North Carolina

Session Approach: Small Group Activity; Discussion

Content Level: Beginner/Intro; Intermediate

 

C5. Hallways to Health: Meeting the Health Needs of Adolescents in School-Based Health Centers

School based health centers have been proven to be a valuable asset across the United States. Reproductive health services such as STI screenings, contraceptive access, and sexual health education are some of the most reported services students utilize in centers across the country, as well as in Wayne County, North Carolina. In this session, we will discuss the advantages/obstacles of school based health centers, importance of confidential services, and how to build/sustain school based health centers through community partnerships.

Presenters: Brittney Davis, MPH, Public Health Education Specialist, Wayne County Health Department; Celita Graham, BS, Public Health Education Supervisor, Wayne County Health Department; Naisha Coley, MPH, Health Educator, Wayne UNC Healthcare-WATCH

Session Approach: Discussion

Content Level: Beginner/Intro