December: Programs & Practice

Developing a National Design Team: A Texas Story


Dec.. 2

10-11 am


Kelly Wilson, PhD, MCHES, Texas A&M University

This session will describe how adolescent health professionals can use Human-Centered Design (HCD) strategies to enhance their work with youth to ultimately close the gaps in unmet sexual health service and education needs. HCD methods are widely supported in the realm of innovation. This session will provide adolescent health professionals with knowledge about HCD and how to apply it in their work, thereby increasing their knowledge of evidence-informed methods to program development and enhancement. As HCD is rooted in empathy, it will also contribute to sharing best practices for meaningfully incorporating youth voice in the development of programs and services that influence them, whether directly or indirectly.


Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify the benefits of using human-centered design to develop innovative adolescent health programs

  • Explain the purpose of creating a national cadre of design leaders to develop innovative programs

  • Describe how a design leader from Texas convened and led a group of stakeholders in designing an innovative program for their community

Shaping Narratives to Shape the Future: Harnessing Media and Messaging


Dec. 9

10-11 am


Anthony Betori, Healthy Futures of Texas

In this session, participants will learn about media messaging - who controls messages about sex and sexuality, and who is left out of those conversations. There will be a review, analysis, and discussion of successful media messages in the San Antonio area, and participants will be provided with examples of quality media around reproductive health and sex, and then given an opportunity to discuss. Participants will also have the opportunity to review a unique media message and develop it. 


Learning Objectives: 

  • Explore strategies for shaping messages that support the expansion of sex ed and reproductive health access

  • Identify and diffuse messages that communicate harmful ideas about sex and sexuality

  • discuss strategies for engaging under-represented voices in the creation of media and messaging


Dec. 16

10-11 am

Sexual Violence Prevention: An Opportunity for Comprehensive Sexual Health

Presenters: Lekara Simmons, MPH, CHES & Alexandra Cory, MSW, CFLE, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential (GCAPP)


There has been an increase of sexual violence topics in mainstream media which may be related to several state mandates for sexual violence prevention in schools. Georgia is the 35th state to require all public schools to implement age-and stage-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education for students in grade K-9. Sexual violence topics can be integrated in sexuality curricula offerings to ensure students have a wealth of knowledge regarding reproductive anatomy, effective communication, healthy relationships, respecting boundaries, sexual harassment, coercion, and consent. Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential (GCAPP) piloted study of a comprehensive sexual health curriculum supplemented with a sexual violence prevention curriculum with partner middle schools throughout the state. The pilot study was initiated and completed by the Georgia Working to Institutionalize Sex Education (WISE) initiative. The results of the study include student pre and post-test data, teacher training, and facilitation feedback and lessons learned.


Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the lessons learned from Georgia WISE’s Sexual Violence/ Comprehensive Sexual Health pilot

  • Identify strategies to incorporate sexual violence prevention in their respective organizations

Tel: 512-686-8305

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