Join Us! Upcoming Events & Trainings

Last Chance!! South Texas Adolescent Health Summit 
There are still a few seats available at the South Texas Adolescent Health Summit, scheduled for this Wednesday and Thursday (Aug. 28-29) in Brownsville. More than 150 youth-serving professionals will be on hand to participate in networking, expert discussions, and presentations with a focus on positive youth development and improving adolescent health. Continuing education will be provided for multiple disciplines. Registration and program information can be found here

LARC Counseling and Insertion Training in South Texas
Join us for two free trainings on counseling and insertion of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) methods. The trainings will take place during the South Texas Adolescent Health Summit on Aug. 28 and Aug. 29, but attendance at the Summit is not required to attend the LARC training. Registration information can be found here


Free Webinar - Clinic Efficiency: The Tools of the Trade

Clinic flow and productivity   directly impact  the   client experience.  Join us for a  webinar on Sep. 18, 12-1pm, to l earn about tools and techniques to help your team make small and meaningful changes through evidence-based practices. One-hour of continuing education units available for  SW, LPC, and CPE Register here .

Save the date: 9th Annual Statewide Symposium set for April 6-7, 2020
The Texas Campaign's 9th Annual Symposium is scheduled for April 6-7, 2020. We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with  Healthy Futures of Texas  to bring this statewide learning and enrichment opportunity to San Antonio. Each year, the Symposium hosts hundreds of professionals from across the state and beyond, bringing them together to learn, connect and inspire.  More details will be announced soon. For a look back at past Symposiums, visit this page  and scroll down.  We can't wait to see you in 2020!


Advocacy
 
Sex Ed Curriculum Standards
The key curriculum standards that guide sexual health education in Texas are set to be updated for the first time in nearly two decades. The State Board of Education (SBOE) is expected to vote on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the health curriculum next fall following a lengthy review process. The review is off to a concerning start, with the appointment of a key advisory committee expected to be unsupportive of comprehensiv e sexual health education. To learn more, read  the Texas Campaign's recent editorial in the Houston Chronicle. 


Texas Youth-Friendly Initiative


The Texas Youth-Friendly Initiative (TYFI) recently launched a marketing campaign to raise awareness of the importance of adolescent-centered health care. We hope that you will take advantage of the many tools and resources available on our website,  www.healthytxyouth.org.

Five Houston-based health centers from Cohort Two are wrapping up their participation in the 18-month Adolescent Champion Model. They have made remarkable youth-friendly improvements and will each be pursuing certification as an Adolescent Centered Environment. Cohort Three clinics will continue their journey with us through February 2020.  A complete list of participating health centers is  available here.


10 for 10 Campaign needs you!

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, the Texas Campaign is on a mission to raise $10k (and make a bunch of new friends!) Thank you to everyone who has donated $10, shared a Facebook post, or responded to our survey questions. We appreciate all the support! The yearlong 10 for 10 Campaign will end in December so stay tuned for announcements and events along the way.

Visit TxCampaign.org/10 to learn more about all the ways to get involved. 





Mad Hatter Tea Party: A Family-Friendly Fundraiser
Healthy Futures of Texas is throwing a fundraiser! Support them at Kuriya at Cherrity Bar in San Antonio by e njoying some ramen, sampling their signature cocktails, and delight in an afternoon full of activities. Click here for more information.


Upcoming Partner Trainings

Understanding Legal Rights of Youth
Texas Appleseed
Webinar, free, available any time

October 3-5, Galveston

October 17-18, Austin

November 5-7, Austin

November 16, Austin

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THE TEXAS CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT TEEN PREGNANCY

Mission: 
To reduce teen pregnancy through research, advocacy, collaboration, and training.

Vision:
 That every Texas teen has access to the information and resources needed 
to  prevent unintended pregnancy.