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Make the Connection: How Positive Youth Development Offers Promise for Teen Health & Teen Pregnancy Prevention

May 7, 2014 - 2:00 pm to May 7, 2014 - 3:00 pm
Event Host(s):
US Department of Health & Human Services Office of Adolescent Health

May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. The HHS Office of Adolescent Health is hosting a live webcast featuring Forum CEO and Co-Founder Karen Pittman on positive youth development.

You'll learn:

  • What positive youth development is, and how it's valuable for programs working with adolescents
  • The research behind positive youth development, and what we know about its sucess in teen pregnancy prevention
  • How community programs have been using positive youth development to benefit youth
  • Future interventions using positive youth development, and the way foward for positive youth development research


  • Evelyn Kappeler
    Director, Office of Adolescent Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


  • Karen Pittman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Forum for Youth Investment
  • Richard F. Catalano, Ph.D., Bartley Dobb Profession for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Director, Social Development Research Group and Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington
  • Gina Wingood, Sc.D., M.P.H., Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • Lisa Lauxman, Ph.D., Director, Division of Youth and 4-H, Institute Youth, Family and Community
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