July 2016 Newsletter

Leadership Luncheon, honoring Rep. Donna Howard scheduled for Nov. 17, 2016

Join us for our inaugural Leadership Luncheon and help us pay tribute to Rep. Donna Howard for her tireless advocacy work and for being a champion for Texas youth. Sponsorships range from $10,000 to $500 and can be reserved by clicking below. Please note that there are a limited number of table sponsorships available. Space permitting, individual tickets will go on sale at the end of October.

The Texas Campaign is hiring!

The Texas Campaign wants you to be passionate about your job and love what you do! We believe this is the foundation for stellar organizational outcomes. Our work environment suits an entrepreneurial spirit - someone who will take ownership of their role, own their work schedule, find fulfillment from a job well done and engage passionately with their work while making a difference. We set high standards for our team and are committed to offering each team member the trust and support to help achieve our collective goals. This includes a flexible schedule - you set your work hours and take the time off you need. Your performance will be judged by outcomes not by the hours punched on the clock. In addition, we offer a solid salary, potential for bonuses and a flexible benefits package.

Save the date: 6th annual Symposium scheduled for March 29-31, 2017

The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy invites you to be a part of an exciting event focused on healthy adolescent development and teen pregnancy prevention efforts across Texas. The 6th Annual Symposium, scheduled for March 29-31, 2017 at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas,  is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and connect with other professionals from across Texas and beyond. Call for papers opens soon.

House Appropriations Committee passes bill that eliminates program proven to reduce teen and unplanned pregnancy

Earlier this month,  the House Appropriations Committee passed its version of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (LHHS) appropriations bill for FY 2017. The bill completely eliminates the evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP).   The House bill is disappointing especially given that the Senate's version of the bill, which passed last month with bipartisan vote, provided level funding for this program. A t this time,   the outcome of this critical program is uncertain.

Good things from across Texas: Waco Foundation

The Waco Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that strategically and purposefully supports community improvement and quality of life for the residents of McLennan County. Established in 1958, the Foundation provides a wide-range of charitable services to their community by serving as a convener, grant maker, listener, resource organizer and philanthropic promoter.  They focus on teen pregnancy through their SmartBabies Early Childhood Initiative which works to improve the quality of life for children in McLennan County ages 0-3 years old. In seeking to reduce the teen pregnancy rate, which has significant impacts on a child's quality of life, SmartBabies commissioned three different reports in order to further understand the causes and effects of teen pregnancy. The Leader Survey, Cost Benefit Analysis, and Parent Survey all target different facets of this complex issue. 

Travis County judge earns spot in Training and Technical Assistance Project

Congratulations to the  Honorable Judge Darlene Byrne, 126 th Judicial District Court, Travis County. Her jurisdiction was one of six chosen by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy to participate in their Training and Technical Assistance Project: Addressing Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy in Dependency Courts

The goal of this project is to improve educational and economic outcomes for youth involved in the child welfare system by reducing teen and unplanned pregnancy. The objectives are to increase judicial and key staff knowledge about evidence-based strategies to prevent teen and unplanned pregnancy, and to increase the comfort of judges and stakeholders in ensuring foster youth in their care receive the appropriate support and information shown to reduce teen and unplanned pregnancy.

Results from the OAH Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program announced

The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) recently released findings from implementing and evaluating teen pregnancy prevention programs from FY2010-2014. OAH is using the results to make continuous improvements to the program and is on track to reach an additional 1.2 million youth during the next five years. Congratulations to OAH on this incredible achievement!  

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