Many young black or Latina women who use natural family planning
methods of birth control are not doing so correctly, according to a
recent Child Trends study.
While most of these women abstained from sexual intercourse when they
thought they were at the point in their cycles when they could get
pregnant, more than half incorrectly identified when that point was.
Child Trends researchers Elizabeth Cook, Amanda Berger, and Lina Guzman
discuss this finding, what it means, and how social media and technology
can help women seeking to use natural family planning methods, in a new
Website and social media to improve conditions for learning
matter how good the curriculum is, it's hard for children to learn in
environments where they're faced with bullying, violence, substance
abuse, or other harmful distractions. Enter the National Center on Safe
Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE).
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Health
and Human Services, NCSSLE provides training and support to
stakeholders involved in learning environments, and measurement of
associated program outcomes. NCSSLE launched a revamped website last
week, with the support of Child Trends and the American Institutes for
Trends co-authored site content and jointly administers the Technical
Assistance Center-offering resources, training, and customized technical
assistance to stakeholders striving to improve learning conditions
(a.k.a. "school climate"). The Center helps with the assessment of
conditions for learning and the implementation of evidence-based
interventions to address unhealthy and disruptive behaviors, promote
positive relationships between schools, students, and families, and
create safe places to learn. Follow NCSSLE on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Promising Practices in Professional Development Related to Family-Provider Relationships
webinar will focus on the alignment of national professional and
performance standards, state professional development competencies, and
quality rating and improvement system standards related to
family-provider relationships. Brought to you by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (an office of the Administration for Children & Families, HHS), Child Trends, and BLH Technologies.
Becoming Evidence-based: Lessons from the Teen Outreach Program and BUILD Chicago
it take to become an evidence-based program? Explore the
performance-management issues associated with becoming evidence-based in
this webinar from PerformWell, a partnership of The Urban Institute,
Child Trends, and Social Solutions. And, hear tales from practitioners
who've gone through the process.
Next week, Child
Trends researchers Selma Caal and Amanda Berger will speak to Pregnancy
Assistance Fund (PAF) grantees about recruiting and retaining
participants for programs for expectant and parenting teens. PAF is
administered by the Office of Adolescent Health at the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services. The PAF Conference will be held August 21st through 23rd in Washington, D.C.