Online Program

Social-Ecological Supports for Reproductive Health Among Diverse Populations of Adolescents and Young Adults

Monday, November 4, 2013: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This session will present research on several important health behaviors and outcomes related to healthy relationships, pregnancy, safe sex practices, and HIV prevention among adolescents and young adults. The research includes quantitative data collected among diverse populations in a variety of settings, such as a national-level survey, a local school district, the criminal justice system, and a community-based after-school program. The presentations will highlight different social support systems that are important for adolescents and young adults: partner involvement, parental preferences, family functioning and beliefs, and peer norms, among others.
Session Objectives: Describe the impact of partner support on adverse birth outcomes among pregnant teens in the U.S. Identify parents’ preference of teen pregnancy prevention programs implemented in middle schools and high schools. Explain the relationship between family functioning and peer norms on sexual risk behaviors among young delinquent parents. Describe advantages of active program participation on reducing HIV risk among urban youth.
Christine Bozlak, PhD, MPH
Dennis Li, MPH and Christine Bozlak, PhD, MPH

Partner support and impact on birth outcomes among teen pregnancies in the United States   
Monisha Shah, MPH, Rebekah Gee, MD, MPH, MSHPR and Katherine P. Theall, PhD
Context matters: Setting-level influences on active program participation and HIV risk reduction among urban youth   
Jennifer Sarah Tiffany, PhD, Deinera Exner-Cortens, MPH, MA, Mary Maley, MS, Sara Birnel Henderson and John Eckenrode, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, Black Caucus of Health Workers

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)