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2019 Annual Conference

Embracing the Whole Story

April 12, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended! Resources and handouts will be linked to the titles in the agenda below as they are submitted by speakers.

Conference Agenda



8:45 – 10:15 am MORNING KEYNOTE:

Connecting the Dots: Sexual Health and Violence Prevention

Meg Foster, Prevention Coordinator, The Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force

Promoting sexual health is a key factor in preventing sexual violence. Helping people identify and create opportunities to explore their own sexuality in a positive and healthy manner is crucial to achieving a culture in which sexuality is regarded as a normal and healthy component of each of our lives. By placing a premium on the practice of healthy sexuality, including gender equity, we are attempting to change the unhealthy attitudes and behaviors that cause sexual violence. We jump-start our prevention efforts when we move beyond talking about what is wrong and come together to create a shared vision of healthy pro-social communities. In this presentation we will look at how we can create and enhance a community of healthy sexuality individually, in relationships, in our community, and in our society at large. Participants will be able to define healthy sexuality and violence prevention, and learn at least three different ways they can align these principles in their work to begin and continue changing cultures of violence for us and for future generations. They will also learn about tools that we can use to elevate our prevention efforts.

10:15 – 10:30 am BREAK/EXHIBITS

10:30 – 11:45 am BREAKOUT SESSION #1

1A: Trauma Stewardship & Secondary Victimization in the #MeToo Era

Presented by: Kelsey Saragnese, Prevention Specialist, and Audrey Yazell, Title IX Advocacy & Outreach Specialist,  Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)

1B: Consent and Communication: Let's Give Them Something to Talk About

Presented by: Libby Trammell and Lucy Puckett

1C: She Speaks...; Intersection of HIV-STD/IPV (Intimate Partner Violence)

Presented by: Karen Washington, Public Health Program Representative, City of St. Louis Department of Health

1D: Let’s Talk About Sext

Presented by: Sara Evancho, MAC and Derek Hashimoto, MPH, BJC School Outreach and Youth Development

11:45 am – 12:45 pm LUNCH and EXHIBITORS

12:45 – 2:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSION #2

2A: I Love Myself: Empowering Youth Through Self-Advocacy

Presented by: Destiny Green and Natalie Gaviria, Prevention Group Educators (Girls Groups), Safe Connections

2B: Developing a “Yes Means Yes” Toolbox – Skills for Teaching Affirmative Consent

Presented by: Kayla Potter, SHADE Education Program Specialist, YWCA Metro St. Louis

2C: Come to the PrEP Rally!...Incorporating PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) into Sexual Health Discussions With Youth

Presented by: Jeremy Beshears, Prevention Coordinator, Washington University School of Medicine/Project ARK

2D: Understanding the Mind of the Teen Parent

Presented by: Sharonda Wilson, LPC, S Brown Counseling

2:00 – 2:15 pm BREAK

2:15 – 3:15 pm CLOSING PANEL - Embracing the Whole Story


Click here to download a detailed agenda including breakout descriptions and conference objectives.

Continuing Education Opportunities

TPPP’s 2019 conference and pre-conference workshop are eligible for continuing education credits from the following professional organizations:

  • Missouri Social Work Continuing Education Units
    • Pending Approval
  • The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) Entry-Level Credits 
    • This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive up to 11 total Category I continuing education contact hours
    • To earn CHES continuing education contact hours, you will need to provide you CHES ID number when you sign-in at the conference and individual break-out sessions.
  • Department of Health and Senior Services/Section for Child Care Regulation (DHSS/SCCR) licensure clock hours
    • To earn Childcare Clock Hour credits you will need a Missouri Professional Development Identification number (MOPD ID) through the Opportunities in a Professional Education Network. (The process to get an MOPD ID takes about five minutes.)
    • You will need this ID when you sign-in at the conference and individual break-out sessions.

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