Coffee Breaks with TXICFW: Teen Pregnancy Prevention in Central Texas
The Travis County teen birthrate (33.2 births per 1,000 girls) sits high above the national average (22 births per 1,000 girls). Many factors come into play when trying to prevent teen pregnancy in our community. May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and we’ve asked Jenifer DeAtley from EngenderHealth to join our Director, Monica Faulkner to discuss current issues in the teen pregnancy prevention field and what going on in and around Central Texas.
Join us for a live session on May 26th from 10-10:30 am on our Facebook page!
About Our Guest:
Jenifer DeAtley is an experienced community leader and innovator with 20 years of experience in public health and social development programs. With a focus on youth development strategies, sexual and reproductive health and teen pregnancy prevention efforts, and non-profit leadership, she has developed and implemented several innovative and strategic programs that address health disparities among youth populations. She began her career in direct service as a social worker in schools and health centers, and has applied her field knowledge to program and curriculum development, including authoring and developing two award-winning youth development teen pregnancy and intimate partner violence prevention interventions. Ms. DeAtley is the co-founder of Healthy Youth Partnership and is currently Director of US Programs & Adolescent SRH Advisor for EngenderHealth, where she leads her team in the development of programs targeting change for young women and men who face societal risk factors related to their overall health. She currently serves on the board of Healthy Teen Network, is a Professor at the graduate school of social work at the University of Texas at Austin, and consults with local small and start-up non-profits and organizations. Her specialties include leadership and growth, visioning and strategy, program and curriculum development, and building community coalitions. She holds a Sociology Degree from the University of Texas at Austin and Masters of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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