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Pints for Prevention at the Curtiss-Wright Hangar

 

Come join the Campaign at the Hunter-Gatherer Brewery on Feb. 6 for a pint or two in the name of teen pregnancy prevention! Get to know the Campaign staff over delicious pizza and beer; a percent of what you spend will help us continue to educate youth-serving professionals and provide resources for parents and other trusted adults.

Location: 

The Curtiss-Wright Hangar
1401 Jim Hamilton Blvd, Columbia, SC 29205

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Making a Difference and Making Proud Choices Training of Facilitators

Event description:

This training will introduce participants to two research proven curricula—Making a Difference! and Making Proud Choices! — and will provide the skills necessary to implement each of the curriculum with youth.  Both curricula are integrated (teen pregnancy and HIV) prevention programs consisting of eight one-hour modules for middle school youth.  Both curricula emphasize abstinence as the safest and best choice for adolescents.   Making a Difference! emphasizes that young adolescents should postpone sexual activity and provides intensive educational strategies to help them do so.  Making Proud Choices! covers abstinence in detail, but also emphasizes the importance of using condoms to reduce the risk of pregnancy and STD among sexually active participants.  Throughout this two-day training, participants will learn how to become facilitators of both curricula.

Event objectives:

Objectives
As a result of participating in this training, participants will be able to:

1.   Understand the objectives, content, activities, components, and unique features of the Making a Difference! (MAD) and Making Proud Choices!  (MPC) Curricula.
2.   Understand the theoretical foundation of MAD and MPC and how they are applied in program activities.
3.   Understand the teaching methodologies used in MAD and MPC.
4.   Learn basic information relating to HIV, STDs, adolescent pregnancy prevention, and adolescent sexual development.
5.   Demonstrate teaching condom use, problem solving, and negotiation skills.
6.   Identify their own values and the impact of those values on their ability to effectively teach about adolescent sexuality issues.
7.   Identify guidelines for answering sensitive questions regarding sexuality, HIV, STDs, and adolescent pregnancy prevention.
8.   Identify potential barriers to implementing the Making a Difference! and Making Proud Choices!  Curricula and describe strategies for overcoming these barriers.

Event Target Audience:

Youth-serving providers and teachers selected to teach either Making a Difference! or Making Proud Choices!

Event Trainers:

Shannon Lindsay, MS and Amanda Leeson, MA, MCHES

Event Details

Location & Address:

SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Training Room: 1331 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201

Cost:

$600.00 (discounts are available for in-state registrants and funded partners of the SC Campaign. Contact your grant manager, project coordinator or capacity building specialist for the appropriate discount code)

Registration Deadline:

February 5th, 2018 - seating is limited!

Late registration must be approved by the training manager, Shannon Lindsay (training@teenpregnancysc.org or 803-771-7700), and is subject to a $25 late registration fee.

Curriculum:

Participants must bring a copy of the Making a Difference and the Making Proud Choices Curriculum (5th edition) to the training as these are not provided. The curriculum can be purchased by visiting the publisher’s website at https://www.etr.org/store/curricula/making-a-difference/ and https://www.etr.org/store/curricula/making-proud-choices/

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If you are interested in additional information about this training and the possibility of having one in your area please contact our Training Manager, Shannon Lindsay, at slindsay@teenpregnancysc.org or 803-771-7700.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made by Febuary 7, 2019 will be fully refunded. No shows will forfeit all registration costs.

Inclement Weather Policy: The SC Campaign follows the City of Columbia for weather closings. We monitor and adjust as necessary. We make all efforts to connect with registrants via email to advise of office closing and delayed starts. In case of cancellation of training due to weather, we will refund registration fees and make all efforts to reschedule in a timely manner.

 

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Reducing the Risk Curriculum Training of Facilitators

Event description:

This training will introduce participants to a research proven curriculum – Reducing the Risk– and will provide the skills necessary to implement the curriculum with youth. RTR can be implemented with high school students in both rural and urban areas. It has been used successfully with students from a range of racial/ethnic backgrounds. Initially designed primarily for ninth grade students, it can be used with students in other appropriate grades (e.g., 8–12) or the appropriate age (e.g., 13–18). The curriculum consists of sixteen, fifty minute modules with the greatest emphasis on teaching students the interpersonal or social skills they can use to abstain or protect themselves. Reducing the Risk takes a comprehensive approach to adolescent SEX and HIV/STD education, including both information on abstinence and condoms. Throughout this two-day training, participants will learn how to become effective facilitators of the curriculum while learning tips for answering sensitive questions and how to identify potential barriers to implementing this evidence based program.

Event objectives:

As a result of participating in this training, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the objectives, content, activities, and unique features of the Reducing the Risk curriculum.

2. Understand the theoretical foundation of the Reducing the Risk curriculum and how they are applied in program activities.

3. Apply teaching methodologies used in the Reducing the Risk curriculum through Teach Back Sessions.

4. Identify basic information relating to HIV and STD prevention, contraception and condom use.

5. Identify personal values and the impact of those values on their ability to effectively teach about adolescent sexuality issues.

6. Identify guidelines for answering sensitive questions regarding sexuality, HIV, STDs, and adolescent pregnancy prevention.

7. Identify potential barriers to implementing the Reducing the Risk Curriculum and describe strategies for overcoming those barriers.

8. Complete a Next Steps Plan to implement Reducing the Risk with the youth they serve.

Event Target Audience:

Youth serving providers and teachers selected to teach the Reducing the Risk curriculum.

Event Trainers:

Meredith Talford, MPH, CHES and Denise Marcano

Event Details

Location & Address:

SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Training Room: 1331 Elmwood Avenue Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201

Cost: 

$600.00 (discounted registration is available for in-state registrants and funded partners of the SC Campaign)

Registration Deadline:

February 1st, 2019

Late registration must be approved by the training manager, Shannon Lindsay (training@teenpregnancysc.org or 803-771-7700), and is subject to a $25 late registration fee.

Curriculum:

Participants must bring a copy of the Reducing the Risk (5th edition) curriculum as these are not provided. The curriculum can be purchased by visiting the publisher’s website at https://www.etr.org/store/product/reducing-the-risk-basic-set/.

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If you are interested in additional information about this training and the possibility of having one in your area please contact our Training Manager, Shannon Lindsay, at slindsay@teenpregnancysc.org or 803-771-7700.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made by Febuary 1, 2019 will be fully refunded. No shows will forfeit all registration costs.

Inclement Weather Policy: The SC Campaign follows the City of Columbia for weather closings. We monitor and adjust as necessary. We make all efforts to connect with registrants via email to advise of office closing and delayed starts. In case of cancellation of training due to weather, we will refund registration fees and make all efforts to reschedule in a timely manner.

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A State-Wide New Year's Resolution

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

By: Grant Warren

As the holidays wind down and people begin to think seriously about their New Year’s resolutions, we often think about what we want to see for ourselves in the upcoming year. As I started thinking about what I want to see in 2019, I thought “Shouldn’t organizations make resolutions, too?”

The answer is easy – yes. The answer might be easy, but the follow-through takes dedication and support. That’s where you come in.

The South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is making the resolution to engage with as many communities in our state as possible in 2019. We want to be intentional about sharing our resolution with you because we need your help to make it possible. 

We encourage you to join us in our resolution and have the vital conversation about teen pregnancy prevention in your community. Host a Let’s Talk Party, invite a neighbor to become an Askable Adult, or simply share your support of the SC Campaign at your child’s soccer game.

The SC Campaign is steadfast in our dedication to training youth-serving professionals, providing resources for parents and other trusted adults, and promoting access to teen-friendly reproductive health services for young people. With your support we’ll be able do this in even more communities across South Carolina.

So as we cross over to 2019, we want to stress how thankful we are for your continued support. This support made 2018 a banner year, and we look forward to what your engagement throughout the New Year brings. 

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Making Proud Choices for Youth in Out-of-Home Care

Event description:

This adaptation of the Making Proud Choices! 5th Edition program is a 10-module curriculum designed to empower in-care adolescents with greater knowledge and self-respect that will encourage them to protect themselves against unintended pregnancies and HIV/STD infection. Many young people entering the system have experienced traumas, including neglect and abuse, that impact their psychosocial and sexual development and increase the likelihood that they will engage in behaviors that place them at risk of early pregnancy and STDs. The curriculum acknowledges that abstinence is the most effective way to eliminate these risks, but also encourages the practice of safer sex and condom use, and gives youth in foster care the confidence they need to choose and negotiate safer-sex practices.

Event objectives:

As a result of participating in this training, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the objectives, content, activities, and unique features of the Making Proud Choices! For Out of Home Youth (MPC+) Curriculum.

2. Understand the theoretical foundation of the MPC+ Curriculum and how they are applied in program activities.

3. Understand the teaching methodologies used in the MPC+ Curriculum.

4. Learn basic information relating to HIV, STDs, adolescent pregnancy prevention, adolescent sexual development and trauma informed care.

5. Demonstrate teaching condom use, problem solving, and negotiation skills.

6. Identify personal values and the impact of those values on their ability to effectively teach about adolescent sexuality issues.

7. Identify guidelines for answering sensitive questions regarding sexuality, HIV, STDs, and adolescent pregnancy prevention.

8. Identify potential barriers to implementing the MPC+ Curriculum and describe strategies for overcoming those barriers.

Event Target Audience:

Youth Serving providers working with youth in out-of-home placements

Event Trainers:

Katrina Upton, M. Ed., RN and Kandace Cave 

Event Details

Location:

SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Training Room, 1331 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201

Cost:

$600.00 (out-of-state) $400.00 (in-state) discounts available for funded partners

Registration Deadline:

January 16th, 2019

Late registration must be approved by the training manager, Shannon Lindsay (slindsay@teenpregnancysc.org or 803-771-7700), and is subject to a $25 late registration fee.

 

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If you are interested in additional information about this training and the possibility of having one in your area please contact our Training Manager, Shannon Lindsay, at slindsay@teenpregnancysc.org or 803-771-7700.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made by January 18th, 2019 will be fully refunded. No shows will forfeit all registration costs.

Inclement Weather Policy: The SC Campaign follows the City of Columbia for weather closings. We monitor and adjust as necessary. We make all efforts to connect with registrants via email to advise of office closing and delayed starts. In case of cancellation of training due to weather, we will refund registration fees and make all efforts to reschedule in a timely manner.

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Your Support Matters

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

By: Kimberly Wicker

In 2016, individual donors drove the rise in philanthropic giving. That’s right – people like you spent their hard-earned money to surpass foundations and corporations and help nonprofits meet their goals. The South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (SC Campaign) does not take this lightly. We know that without your support, our state would not continue to see record declines in the teen birth rate and receive ongoing support to reach our most vulnerable young people.

This #GivingTuesday we ask that you continue your support of the SC Campaign. On November 27th, support us by donating, joining us for dinner, or sharing on social media.

When you donate to us on November 28, you’ll be supporting our commitment to keeping young people healthy. Our ongoing efforts include:

  • Training youth-serving professionals to ensure young people get effective health education
  • Providing tools for parents and other trusted adults
  • Increasing and promoting access to teen-friendly reproductive health services for young people.
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Yajaira Maldonado

Yajaira joined the Campaign October 2018 as the Health Services Support Specialist. In this role, she assists the Health Services Manager (HSM) and project managers/leads with planning, coordinating and decision making associated with capacity building and mobilization of health services partners. Originally from NYC, Maldonado graduated as a Cardiovascular Sonography Technician and Medical Receptionist in 2011. Prior to joining the camping she served as a Community Health worker for the Best Chance Network at the American Cancer Society.

Susan Locke

Susan joined the campaign in August 2018 as the Training Associate. In this role she is responsible for assisting in the planning, implementation and evaluation of all SC Campaign educational programming, technical assistance efforts and internal staff development opportunities.

Rachel Kaplan

Rachel, a native of North Carolina, joined the Campaign in 2018. In her role as Capacity Building Specialist, Rachel provides support through training, technical assistance, and community mobilization to meet the identified needs of assigned local partners. Rachel holds a Master of Public Health and a Certificate in Drug and Addiction Studies. She has extensive experience working with the homeless population, youth with disabilities, mental health, suicide prevention, wellness programming, crisis intervention, and diabetes education and awareness for all ages regarding type 1 and type 2.

Misty McNair

Misty joined the SC Campaign in October 2018 as the Grants Specialist. In this role, Misty works closely with grants to maintain and verify their financial records and to help, clarify, and resolve any issues with the grants. Prior to joining the Campaign, Misty was the business manager of a wholesale distribution store for 10 years.There she was responsible for planning and overseeing the fiscal health and operations of the business. Misty was born and raised in Blythewood, SC. She is a graduate of Columbia College and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

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