Saturday, March 21, 2015: 2:10 PM-3:30 PM
Room 4 (Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel)
Innovative/Promising Practice Program Report
- Analyze current research on gender norms and adolescent health, specifically dating abuse and pregnancy prevention.
- Identify effective gender transformative strategies that have been integrated into adolescent health promotion efforts.
- State potential ways to integrate skills for gender-equitable relationships into other adolescent health promotion efforts.
Dating abuse and unintended pregnancy are prevalent among teens with significant health consequences. Evidence suggests that social norms that condone violence and inequitable gender attitudes are associated with dating abuse as well as poor reproductive and sexual health. This workshop examines strategies to integrate gender norms change and skills for gender-equitable relationships into adolescent health promotion efforts. Learners will discuss specific components from two promising programs, practice activities to promote gender-equitable relationships and identify challenges and opportunities associated with collaboration.