Thursday, December 01, 2011
OSU-Tulsa Center for Family Resilience to discuss teen pregnancy prevention
The College of Human Sciences’ Center for Family Resilience at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa will present the next installment of its From Research to Practice series on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The presentation focuses on preventing teen pregnancy and research conducted with Oklahoma adolescents.
The presentation is hosted in coordination with the University of Oklahoma’s Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work and the Tulsa Hispanic Resource Association. It takes place in North Hall 150 and includes two sessions. Session 1 runs from 8:30 to 9:55 a.m. and Session 2 begins at 10:05 a.m. and concludes at noon.
Speakers during the first session are Ron Cox, Ph.D. and Martha Zapata Roblyer, M.A. Their talk is titled “What's going on with Oklahoma teens? Risk, protective factors, and prevention efforts.” The presenters will discuss findings from a study of more than 1,700 Oklahoma City youth from 12 middle schools that provide insight into the factors that contribute to the high rates of teen pregnancy among Oklahoma youth.
The second session titled “Latina/Hispanic teen reproductive experiences in Oklahoma: Knowledge and expertise from the Latino Community Development Agency” is presented by Mónica M. Alzate, Ph.D, GLSW and Susy Villegas, Ph.D, LCSW. Alzate and Villegas will present results from their study conducted in partnership with the Latino Community Development Agency of Oklahoma City using a community based participatory research approach to explore how cultural-contextual aspects influence teen pregnancy, a connection that has not been studied despite the abundant literature on adolescent pregnancy.
Registration is $20 if completed by Friday, Dec. 2. Day of event registration will be $25. To register online, go to http://www.osu-tulsa.okstate.edu/cfr/. The seminar counts as three CEUs for LPC/LMFT, LDAC/CDAC, social workers and psychologists.