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Dr Oriowo

2020 Vision: Innovating, building resilience, and advancing equity in a new era

April 17, 2020

Early Bird Registration has opened!

TPPP Members: $125    Non-Members: $150

Date: April 17, 2020

In Space At: St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley 3400 Pershall Rd, St. Louis, MO 63135

Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm


...But I don’t see color!: Sex Education with 2020 Technicolor Vision

Sex education is a social justice issue sex educators are (obviously) uniquely equipped to advocate and fight for. Yet, along the way we have separated social justice in sex ed from ourselves, our work, and our way forward. What we need is a little vision as we shift into a new decade. We need 4k vibrant colors, not black and white tvs with various shades of gray. This session will discuss awareness and integration of cultural and racial differences with an emphasis on Black female sexuality for sex education that is innovative, intersectional, and shines in all is color glory to bring equity and social justice back into sex education.

Dr. Oriowo's book  Cocoa Butter & Hair Grease: A Self Love Journey Through Hair and Skin will be available for purchase at the conference.

The member rate is for paid 2020 TPPP Members. If you are not sure of your membership status or you need assistance with registration, please contact Meg Boyko at 314-884-8275 or executivedirector@teenpregnancy-mo.org.

About Our Keynote Speaker: Dr. Donna Oriowo (oreo-whoa) M.Ed, MSW, CST, is an author, international speaker and, certified sex and relationship therapist in the Washington D.C. metro area. The owner of AnnodRight, Dr. Donna specializes in working with Black women on issues related to colorism and texturism and its impacts on mental and sexual health. She is the author of Cocoa Butter & Hair Grease: A Self Love Journey Through Hair and Skin. Dr. Donna is an advocate for sexual freedom, self-love, acceptance, and accomplishment for WoC, especially Black women. Dr. Donna collects inspiring quotes, travels to learn, gives firm handshakes, warm hugs, and knocks on the head. Dr. Oriowo currently serves as part of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion committee with AASECT and is a member of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN). She can be found on Facebook and Instagram @Annodright. OR you can visit her (day or night) at www.DonnaOriowo.com

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9:00 – 9:15 am             WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

9:15 – 10:15 am           MORNING KEYNOTE: ...But I don’t see color!: Sex Education with 2020 Technicolor Vision

                                    PRESENTED BY:  Dr. Donna Oriowo M.Ed, MSW, CST

10:15 – 10:30 am         BREAK/EXHIBITS

10:30 – 11:45 am         BREAKOUT SESSION #1

1A: Sexual Assault: Moving from Disaster Response to Sexual Violence Prevention

Dan Pearson, Prevention Educator, Safe Connections

1B: Advocating for Healthy Sexuality: Working through the Gauntlet to Prevent Exploitation for People of All Abilities

Jessica Naslund, Owner, Adjunct Professor at UMSL and AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator Supervisor

1C: Incorporating Sexual Health Education as Part of Trauma-Focused Therapy

Catherine Wright, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Washington University School of Medicine

1D: Let’s Spill the “T”…A Trauma-Informed Approach to HIV/STI Prevention

Jeremy Beshears, Director-Testing, Outreach, Sexual Health Programs, Project ARK

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

12:45 – 2:00 pm                  BREAKOUT SESSION #2

2A: Let Me Tell You a Story: Missouri’s Data Resources and How to Leverage Storytelling for Action

Whitney Coffey, Research Analyst IV, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

2B: The Power of Social Connections

Annie Philipps, Director of Training and Program Replication, Wyman

2C: Leveraging Youth-Centered Contraceptive Access for Sexual and Reproductive Health Equity           

Raissa Ameh, Clinical Manager, Missouri Family Health Council, Inc.

Ashley Kuykendall, Program Manager, Missouri Family Health Council, Inc.

2D: Centering Reproductive Justice to Achieve Equitable Care in Adolescent Sexual Health

Brittany Jones, Missouri Organizing Fellow, ReproAction

2:00 – 2:15 pm            BREAK

2:15 – 3:15 pm            CLOSING PANEL What Teens Want Us to Know: Teen Advocates for Sexual Health (TASH) Student Panel


Continuing Education Opportunities

The Conference Planning Committee is applying for Social Work Continuing Education Credits and Missouri Childcare Clock Hours.

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 5 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.

Exhibitor Opportunities

Would you like to connect with youth-serving adults from across Missouri?

Build your network and share your programs with an exhibitor table at the 2020 conference.
We anticipate 130 youth-serving professionals at this year’s conference, including social workers, public health professionals and educators. Make sure your organization is front and center by reserving an exhibitor table today!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Brown School of Social Work