Webcast: How Positive Youth Development Offers Promise for Teen Health & Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Learn about the connection between promoting healthy youth development and preventing teen pregnancy. On Wednesday, May 7, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. eastern time, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) will host a live webcast, How Positive Youth Development Offers Promise for Teen Health & Teen Pregnancy Prevention, featuring top experts in the field of positive youth development. This webcast will kick off a month of activities by OAH for its fourth annual recognition of May as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Register for the webcast online.

The webcast will feature Evelyn Kappeler, Director of OAH, moderating a panel discussion featuring:

  • Karen Pittman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Forum for Youth Investment
  • Richard F. Catalano, Ph.D., Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Director, Social Development Research Group and Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington
  • Gina Wingood, Sc.D., M.P.H., Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • Lisa Lauxman, Ph.D., Director, Division of Youth and 4-H, Institute Youth, Family and Community, U.S. Department of Agriculture

In the webcast, attendees will learn:

  • What positive youth development is, and how it’s valuable for programs working with adolescents
  • The research behind positive youth development, and what is known about its sucess in teen pregnancy prevention
  • How community programs have been using positive youth development to benefit youth
  • Future interventions using positive youth development, and the way foward for positive youth development research

OAH also invites attendees to follow them on Twitter at @TeenHealthGov and to live tweet during the webcast using #TeenPYD.

Learn more about teen pregnancy prevention.