rePRO Virtual Film Festival, August 12-16

Stacie Moss from North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council alerted us to this upcoming opportunity–thanks, Stacie!

rePRO is a five-day virtual film festival (running August 12-16) that will explore the past, present, and future of women’s reproductive health care, awareness, advocacy, and bodily integrity in America. Each day features a different topic:

Day 1: rePro Justice for Women of Color

Day 2: Believe Me, It’s My Body

Day 3: When Pregnancy Gets Complicated

Day 4: Let’s Talk About It

Day 5: All tickets are pay what you can. For those in need of a free ticket voucher they are offering a limited number of these for each session. All net ticket revenue will go to women’s reproductive justice advocacy organizations.

For more information, visit rePRO by mama.film.

EBPs in School Classrooms: Have you encountered any special challenges?

Most of you deliver evidence-based programs in school classrooms, often in health education classes. I am interested in exploring to what degree you encounter behavior challenges during programming. As I have heard from many of you, classroom management can be an issue. Naturally, classroom behavior can be impacted by many external factors such as the structure and control provided by the regular teacher, as well as school climate and organization–but sometimes the issues may arise from personal challenges that students are facing.

I would like to hear from you how often you think you have students in the class who are not participating or engaging because of special needs. Students who are very withdrawn or anxious, struggle with impulse control and attention, or have a tough time comprehending specific program activities may be coping with disabilities. Is this a common occurrence outside of special education classes? And what specific behavior challenges do you experience?

Depending on your responses, we may want to form a learning collaborative that could take a stab at developing strategies and adaptations to enable these students to participate and engage.

What has your experience been? Let us know in the comments.

  – Jutta

Farewell, Beth

As you’ve heard by now, Beth Mastro — trainer and TA provider extraordinaire — will not be returning to ACT for Youth. Beth, we will miss you so much! You make everything more fun. You took on tough projects. You are a true collaborator with a wise voice. And then there’s karaoke…

Please stay in touch!