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Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Partnership Annual Conference

August 10 -12, 2021

If you have registered and are looking for the login information, you should received an email on August 9th (and duplicate email reminders each day of the conference). If you did not receive an email, please contact us at info@teenpregnancy-mo.org or 314-884-8275.

The 2021 conference explored the various ways in which the identities that adolescents hold impact their health, wellbeing, and specific needs for sexual and reproductive health that truly honors who they are. Sessions focused on empowerment-focused consent, racial stereotypes related to pornography, LGBTQIA+ sex ed, destigmatizing young parenthood, advocacy and more.

Recordings of all live sessions will be available for one month after the conference.

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors!

2021 Conference Sponsors

August 10, 2021

3:00 – 4:15 pm CONFERENCE KEYNOTE: Pleasure is Greater Than Power
Presented by: Justine Fonte, New York, NY

4:15 – 5:00 pm FEATURED SESSION: Positive, Problematic, and Productive Social Media Use
Presented by: Kaleigh Cornelison, MSW
Dexter, MI

5:00 – 5:30 pm NETWORKING SESSION: 
Join a facilitated conversation to process the day's content and network with other conference participants.

On Demand BONUS SESSION:        Involving Youth in Health Education Through Culturally Relevant Video Production
Presented by: Judith Clark, Executive Director
Hawaii Youth Services Network, Honolulu, HI

August 11, 2021

12:00 – 1:30 pm Virtual Health Equity Tour – Part 1*
Presented by: Jaqui S. Melton, MBA, Coordinator of Education Development, Diversity & Inclusion
Center for Diversity and Cultural Competence, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

2:00 – 2:55 pm PRE-SESSION:              Letting Youth Lead on Issues that Affect Them: Practical Lessons
Presented by: Joe Monahan
St. Louis Public Library, Saint Louis, MO

3:00 – 3:55 pm FEATURED SESSION:        Are You a Porn Genre or Are You Privileged?
Presented by: Justine Fonte, New York, NY

4:00 – 4:55 pm FEATURED SESSION: Destigmatizing Birth for Young Folx
Presented by: Cait Bain, Advanced Education Program Specialist and Maria Penas, Advanced Program Specialist for the Responsible Sex Education Institute
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, New Mexico, Colorado, Southern Nevada, and Wyoming

5:00 – 5:30 pm NETWORKING SESSION: 
Join a facilitated conversation to process the day's content and network with other conference participants.

August 12, 2021

12:00 – 1:30 pm Virtual Health Equity Tour – Part 2*
Presented by: Jaqui S. Melton, MBA, Coordinator of Education Development, Diversity & Inclusion
Center for Diversity and Cultural Competence, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

2:00 – 2:55 pm PRE-SESSION:       Advocacy in Action: How to Win Friends and Influence Public Policy
Presented by: Molly Clayton, Executive Director
Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Austin, TX

3:00 – 3:55 pm FEATURED SESSION: Students at the Front: Student-Led Policy Change for Sex-Ed
Presented by: Mallory Schwarz, Executive Director, and NARAL Student Leaders
NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, St. Louis, MO

4:00 – 4:55 pm FEATURED SESSION: IN·clued: LGBTQ-Centered Sex Ed
Presented by: Laura Gardiner, Education Manager and Forever Moon, Capacity Building Specialist
Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawaiʻi, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky

*  The Virtual Health Equity Tour will be a live, interactive experience for 35 conference participants. Due to the nature of the content, it cannot be recorded. Registered conference participants will have the opportunity to reserve a space at the Equity Tour until all 35 spots are filled. Please be considerate of other conference attendees and only register for the Equity Tour if you are willing and able to attend both parts.

Continuing Education Information

  • 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 10.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours
    • To earn CHES continuing education contact hours, you will need to provide your CHES ID number when you register for the conference, attend the live conference presentations, and submit an evaluation for each presentation you attend.
    • The pre-conference workshop, all break-out sessions, and the key note are eligible.
  • This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 8 CE credits by Provider 20-127-ISI. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of Certification.
    • Please see the event Grievance Policy. To receive CE credits, you must attend the sessions live and submit an evaluation.
    • Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@assect.org.
    • All live sessions are eligible, except for the Health Equity Tour.
  • An application for 11 Social Work CEUs has been submitted to the Missouri State Committee of Social Workers. Approval is pending.
    • To receive CEU credits, you must attend the sessions live and submit an evaluation. All live sessions are eligible, including the pre-conference workshop, all break-out sessions and the keynote.