The Coalition is seeking qualified providers in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties to implement specific strategies outlined in the NEFL Teen Pregnancy Task Force community action plan to reduce teen pregnancy and births in Northeast Florida.
The Coalition has received funding from the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation and Florida Blue to offer the mini-grant program. Grantees are required to address strategies in the action plan. Collaboration between agencies is encouraged. In this yearly cycle, additional areas of interest include:
- Male responsibility
- Reducing STDs and HIV/AIDS
- Incarcerated youth
- Parent involvement
- Public Policy (education, advocacy)
This Request for Proposals (RFP) is open to all qualified providers, including public, non-profit and for-profit organizations. All applications must be completed online and are due by 5pm on May 1.
A technical assistance conference call will be held March 12th at 3 pm. Questions regarding the RFP will be answered on the call. Please see the full RFP for more details.
Click here to access the online application.
A free training on Youth Development and Sexuality Education will be held on Friday, March 28 from 9am-11am at the Jacksonville Children’s Commission.
Register now. Seating is limited.
This workshop will provide a basic framework of adolescent development, and how to strengthen comprehensive sexuality education programs with a youth development focus. Participants will discuss best practices youth workers need to know about adolescent development to teach developmentally appropriate sexuality education.
Participants will also learn:
- About the different developmental stages and guidelines that apply to most young people in each age group
- Best practices for families and youth workers in teaching and supporting sexually healthy adolescents
- LGBTQ inclusive practices when talking about sexuality and safe sex education with adolescents
The training will be facilitated by Dr. Erin Richman, a Professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville, with an appointment in Psychology. Professor Richman is a member of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), and was a Junior Scholar for the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD).
As a developmental psychologist, her area of expertise focuses on the development of self-concept and well-being in children and adolescents. She received her BA in Psychology in 1993 from the University of Central Florida and her Doctorate and Masters degrees also in Psychology from The University of Georgia in 2001 and 1997, respectively. She has been a faculty member at the University of North Florida and at Agnes Scott College
This program is supported in part by the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition with funding from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau under the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) (Grant No. 90AK0011-01-00). The training is organized by the Jacksonville Children’s Commission and the Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network (JASMYN).
A free webinar is available February 26 from 12 to 1 pm on utilizing peer educators to promote preconception health and reproductive life planning among young adults. The webinar is hosted by Every Woman Southeast, a collaboration of agencies in the region focused on improving maternal and child health.
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The speakers will be:
- Teddy Owusu, Coordinator, Preconception Peer Educator Program, Office of Minority Health Resource Center, US Department of Health and Human Services
- Shinel Stephens, Professor, Dept. of Nursing, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
- Natasha Hall, Professor, Dept. of Nursing, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
- Jameela Afi-Leigh, Program Director, Family Planning Services, Duval County Health Department, Jacksonville, FL
The fifth annual Real Talk, Real Change returns February 20, asking the question “Jacksonville, so what are WE saying?” The free community dialogue event will feature exhibitors from the community and will include discussions on changing priorities with funding, supporting or ignoring certain sections of the city and more.
To RSVP, contact email@example.com. The event begins at 6:30 pm and will be held at the Jacksonville Public Library Main Branch, Laura St. entrance.
Isis Parenting is hosting a webinar on updates in care for twin pregnancies Dec. 4 at 12 p.m.
Due to the increase in the use of infertility treatments, twins are becoming a more familiar sight for maternal and child health practitioners. As twin pregnancies are at a higher risk for preterm delivery and other complications, it is important to be informed of the updated procedures and pregnancy care.
The webinar will feature board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist, Benjamin Hamar, MD, FACOG. Nancy Holtzman, RN, IBCLC, CPN, the vice president at Isis Parenting will also speak during the webinar.
To register for the webinar click here.