274870 Youth-Led Research for School-Based Health Center Advocacy

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Julio Arevalo , Cesar Chavez High School, Stockton, CA
This presentation will describe the youth-led research efforts at Cesar Chavez High School. I will share the process of forming a research team, identifying topics of concern, the research strategies, and the findings from the team's survey and interviews. I will describe how my team and I surveyed 500 of our peers and conducted interviews to explore issues of teen sexuality and pregnancy. I will describe the skills the team acquired and lessons learned from the process. I will discuss how the team drew on these findings to develop recommendations and advocacy for a school-based health center that offers reproductive health and teen pregnancy prevention services.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Specify the process for youth-led research. List two skills acquired through youth-led research. List three findings related to teen perspectives on teen sexuality, pregnancy and parenting. Identify two youth advocacy strategies for a school-based health center that offers reproductive health services.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to give this presentation because I participated in all aspects of the research project. I am familiar with our research process and have delivered presentations on our work at different venues
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.