Webinars

About SYPP Center Webinars

Since 2010, SYPP Center has been reaching providers throughout the US with webinars designed to increase knowledge and skills of communities. These interactive, online and audio-based presentations are open to anyone. Like a brown bag lunch series, the “Third Thursdays Webinar Series” features guest experts discussing topics at the forefront of health, whether highlighting a social determinant of health, and emerging research. SYPP Center also hosts special event webinars and technical consultations, such as webinars for medical professionals and service providers who cater to the needs of transgender youth.

2016 Webinars

“RJing” the Work: Bringing Reproductive Justice to What You Do
April 1, 2016
Ena Suseth Valladares, MPH, Director of Research, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice

Sexual and Reproductive Health Webinar Series

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Community Collaborative Project and this webinar series were supported by Grant Number 1-TP2AH000022-01-00 from the Office of Adolescent Health. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Office of Adolescent Health.

Engaging the Pharmacy Community in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives
June 23, 2016
Sharon Landau, MPH, consultant and reproductive health advocate

Getting Young Men Involved in Teen Pregnancy Prevention
May 19, 2016
Osvaldo “Ozzie” Cruz, Senior Training & Program Coordinator, National Compadres Network and National Latino Fatherhood & Family Institute

LGBT Teens and Sexual Health Education
March 24, 2016
Nicole Ressa, Sr. Director of Community Education & Training, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles

Youth-Adult Partnerships: Creating and Acting Together
March 24, 2016
Aimee Thorne-Thomsen, MPA, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Advocates for Youth

A Trauma-informed Approach to Adolescent Pregnancy and STI Prevention
February 18, 2016
Rebecca Levenson, MA, health consultant, Futures Without Violence

Supporting Young Parents: Findings from Public Opinion Research
January 28, 2016
Aimee Thorne-Thomsen, MPA, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Advocates for Youth

2015 Webinars

The Old & the New: Best Contraceptive Practices for Youth
September 30, 2015
Claudia Borzutzky, MD, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Project AIM (Adult Identity Mentoring): A Positive Youth Development Intervention
May 21, 2015
Leslie F. Clark, PhD, MPH, Director of Intervention Science, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Frances J. Cordero, MPH, Research Associate, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Empowering Young Fathers to Overcome Systemic Barriers
February 19, 2015
Frank Blaney, M.A., project coordinator, L.A. Fathers Program, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Diego Castañeda, case manager, L.A. Fathers Program
Chris Chenet, case manager, L.A. Fathers Program
Kevin Haigh, project assistant, L.A. Fathers Program

2014 Webinars

Moving On: The Transition of Adolescents and Young Adults Living with Special Health Care Needs to Adult Care
October 16, 2014
Diane Tanaka, M.D., medical director, MyVOICE Transition Clinic and High Risk Youth Program, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Cultural Competency for Medical Providers and Research Staff Working with Transgender Youth
July 30, 2014
Johanna Olson, MD, medical director, Center for Transyouth Health and Development, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Presented by the Adolescent Trials Network - Transgender Advisory Group

Sex, Gender, and Why the Distinction Matters: Reaching Transgender Adolescents in Research
July 29, 2014
Sari L. Reisner, ScD, MA, The Fenway Institute and Fenway Health
Presented by the Adolescent Trials Network - Transgender Advisory Group

Moving Beyond Clients: Creating Effective Youth-Adult Partnerships
March 20, 2014
Daniel Solis, SYPP Center training specialist, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and Maria Sipin, SYPP Center health communications specialist, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Promoting National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day 2014
February 20, 2014
Sulava Gautam-Adhikary, MPP, program coordinator, Health and Social Equity, Advocates for Youth; youth advocates: Kimberly C. Huggins, MPH candidate, SUNY Downstate School of Public Health, and Alexander Pacach, health education associate, Risk Reduction Program, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

2013 Webinars

Get Ready, Get Set, PrEP!
November 21, 2013
Jim Pickett, director of Prevention Advocacy and Gay Men's Health, AIDS Foundation Chicago

Responding to the Needs of Trans Youth through Group Therapy
October 30, 2013
Shann Collotzi, L.C.S.W., psychotherapist, and Catherine Forbes, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, Center for Transyouth Health and Development, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Connecting LGBT Communities to Benefits under the Affordable Care Act
October 17, 2013
Kellan Baker, MPH, MA, associate director, LGBT Research and Communications Project, Center for American Progress

The Impact of HIV Criminalization Laws on Young People
August 15, 2013
Laurel Sprague, Ph.Dc, research director, The Sero Project; regional coordinator, The Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS, North America

Engaging House Ball Communities Utilizing Culturally Appropriate Methods
July 18, 2013
Stephaun E. Wallace, MS, community engagement officer, Legacy Project; board chairman of House of Blahnik

What's Going Online with Young Black Gay Men
June 20, 2013
Venton Jones, MS, communications and education manager, National Black Gay Men's Advocacy Coalition (NBGMAC)
Meico Whitlock, senior manager of communications, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)

Supporting the Wellness of Undocumented Queer Youth
May 16, 2013
Betzabel Estudillo, MSW, and Imelda Plascencia, project coordinators, Collective of Immigrant Resilience through Community Led Empowerment (The C.I.R.C.L.E. Project) at the University of California Los Angeles

Affirming Mental Health Care: Promoting the Well-Being of Transgender Youth
May 1, 2013
Catherine Forbes, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, Center for Transyouth Health and Development, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Defining Structural Change for HIV Prevention
Apr. 18, 2013
Mia Humphreys, MSW, CBA coordinator, SYPP Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Kiesha McCurtis, MPH, project director, UCLA Department of Family Medicine

Best Practices: Community Mobilization with African American Youth
Mar. 21, 2013
Denishia Clark, MPH, training & capacity building coordinator, Black AIDS Institute
Lauren Gauthier, MPH, project coordinator, The Movement, NO/AIDS Task Force
LaQuana Palmer, public health educator, HIV/STD Community Program, Wake County Human Services

Intimate Partner Violence among Gay and Bisexual Youth: Opportunities for Intervention
Feb. 21, 2013
Mary Case, CCDVC, program coordinator, Mental Health Services, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
Katrina Kubicek, PhDc, program manager, Division of Research on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Navigating Young Women's Health Care
Jan. 17, 2013
Susan M. LaVaccare, director, Center for Young Women, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

2012 Webinars

Youth Adherence: Why Can’t They Just Do As I Say!
Nov. 15, 2012
Marvin E. Belzer, MD, FACP, FSAM, professor, Clinical Pediatrics and Medicine, Keck School of Medicine; director, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

The Effects of Complex Trauma on Brain Development: Promoting Healing via Trauma Informed Care
Oct. 18, 2012
Nikolaos Stefanidis, Ph.D, clinical director and clinical supervisor, High Risk Youth Program, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Treating Transgender Youth: Basics of Cross-Sex Hormones
Oct. 10, 2012
Johanna Olson, MD, medical director, Center for Transyouth Health and Development;
director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, Children's Hospital Los Angeles;
assistant professor, Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine

Grindr: Sex Risk and HIV Prevention Opportunities for Young Men Who Have Sex with Men
Sept. 20, 2012
Eric Rice, Ph.D, USC School of Social Work
Ian Holloway, Ph.D, MPH, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Expanding Youth Representation at the International AIDS Conference 2012
Aug. 16, 2012
Cristina Jade Peña, graduate student, University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Youth
July 19, 2012
Sybil Hosek, Ph.D, clinical psychologist/director of research, Department of Psychiatry, Stroger Hospital of Cook County

Suppression of Puberty in Peri-pubertal Transgender Youth
June 27, 2012
Johanna Olson, MD, medical director, Center for Transyouth Health and Development;
director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, Children's Hospital Los Angeles;
assistant professor, Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine

Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution
June 21, 2012
Rebecca Schleifer, JD, MPH, advocacy director, Health and Human Rights Division, Human Rights Watch

Addressing Social Determinants of Health for Transgender People Through Policy Advocacy and the Affordable Care Act
May 17, 2012
Masen Davis, MSW, executive director, Transgender Law Center

Navigating Harm with LGBTQ Youth: Using Protective Factors to Address Risk-Taking Behaviors
Apr. 19, 2012
Michael Everett, MHS, Capacity Building Assistance for CBOs team leader
Allen Kwabena Frimpong, Capacity Building advisor
Harm Reduction Coalition

Enhancing Your HIV Prevention Work with a “Social Determinants of Health” Approach
Apr. 4, 2012 (special presentation)
Mia Humphreys, MSW, CBA coordinator, SYPP Center
Kiesha McCurtis, MPH, project director, UCLA Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment (CHIPTS), UCLA Department of Family Medicine

Community Mobilization with African American Youth: Black AIDS Institute and African American HIV University (AAHU) Class of 2011
Mar. 15, 2012
Durryle Brooks, MA, program manager, GLBT Health and Rights, Advocates for Youth
Denishia Clark, MPH, training & capacity building coordinator, Black AIDS Institute
Kristen Crawford, public policy manager, Hyacinth AIDS Foundation
Malcolm O. Varner, MSSA, LSW, community activist

Blogging and Tweeting: Finding Your Organization’s Online Voice
Feb. 22, 2012
Ernesto Dominguez, youth technology specialist, Cascade AIDS Project

Gender Sensitive Medical Care for Transgender Adolescents
Jan. 19, 2012
Johanna Olson, MD, medical director, Center for Transyouth Health and Development;
director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, Children's Hospital Los Angeles;
assistant professor, Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine

2011 Webinars

Social Networks and HIV Prevention: Working with Youth from the House and Ball Community
Nov. 17, 2011
Martha Chono-Helsley, executive director, REACH LA
Katrina Kubicek, Ph.Dc, program manager, Community, Health Outcomes and Intervention Research Program; assistant director of the Office of Community Engagement – LA Basin, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Community Mobilization Update: Coalition-Initiated Structural Changes for HIV Prevention
Oct. 20, 2011
Members of Project MOCHA, San Diego:
Tara Beeston, MPH, County of San Diego
Anthony Johnson, UCSD Mother Child Adolescent Program
Nicholas Lagunas, Family Health Centers of San Diego
Lauren Tullis, BSW, Vista Community Clinic
Daniel Uhler, County of San Diego

From Secondary to Spotlight: Prevention with Positives and ‘High Impact Prevention’
Sept. 15, 2011
Josh Ferrer, manager, Prevention Services, Cascade AIDS Project

Social Media for Social Good - How Your Organization Can and Should Use Social Networks
Aug. 18, 2011
Ernesto Dominguez, youth technology specialist, Cascade AIDS Project

Translating Project AIM for Priority Populations: Case Studies with Transgender Youth, Homeless Youth, and Young Gay Men
July 21, 2011
Leslie Clark, MPH, Ph.D, director, Intervention Science, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Starting with You/th: Advocating for Youth Friendly Services within Your Agency
June 16, 2011
Heather Jue Northover, MPH, program manager, County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS Programs and Policy

Creating Trans-Friendly Youth Services
May 19, 2011
AJ King, MPH, CBA coordinator
Jennifer Shockey, MPH, trainer/technical assistance specialist
California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center

Structural Change and HIV Prevention: How Communities Can Impact Policy Change
Apr. 21, 2011
Daniel Gould, LCSW, network deputy director, California LGBT Health and Human Services Network, Equality California, Equality California Institute

Masking and Emotional Intelligence
Mar. 17, 2011
H. Duane Taylor, Esq., MPP, MPCH, chief executive officer, The Taylor-Wilks Group

HIV/AIDS Risk and Access to Social Media among Homeless Youth
Feb. 17, 2011
Eric Rice, Ph.D, assistant professor, School of Social Work, University of Southern California

Discrimination and Violence in the Lives of Young Men Who Have Sex with Men: Implications for Policy and Practice
Jan. 20, 2011
Katrina Kubicek, Ph.Dc, program manager, Community, Health Outcomes and Intervention Research Program; assistant director of the Office of Community Engagement – LA Basin, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

2010 Webinars

Even Care Bears Cry Sometimes: Maintaining Wellness When Faced with Trauma
Dec. 16, 2010
Moises Rodriguez, Ph.D., licensed clinical psychologist, High Risk Youth Program/Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Transphobia Deconstructed
Nov. 18, 2010
Talia Mae Bettcher, Ph.D, associate professor of philosophy, California State University, Los Angeles

Adolescent Development:  Identity Formation for LGBTQ Youth of Color
Oct. 21, 2010
Gary W. Harper, Ph.D, MPH
Professor, Department of Psychology/Director, MPH Program
DePaul University

Transgender Health and Wellness Presentations and Technical Consultations

Basics of Feminizing and Masculinizing Hormone Management 
July 2015
Linda Wesp, FNP, AAHIVS, Medical Advisory Board, UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
Presented by the Adolescent Trials Network - Transgender Advisory Group

Cultural Competency for Medical Providers and Research Staff Working with Transgender Youth
July 30, 2014
Johanna Olson, MD, medical director, Center for Transyouth Health and Development, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Presented by the Adolescent Trials Network - Transgender Advisory Group

Sex, Gender, and Why the Distinction Matters: Reaching Transgender Adolescents in Research
July 29, 2014
Sari L. Reisner, ScD, MA, The Fenway Institute and Fenway Health
Presented by the Adolescent Trials Network - Transgender Advisory Group

Responding to the Needs of Trans Youth through Group Therapy
October 30, 2013
Shann Collotzi, L.C.S.W., psychotherapist, and Catherine Forbes, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, Center for Transyouth Health and Development, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Affirming Mental Health Care: Promoting the Well-Being of Transgender Youth
May 1, 2013
Catherine Forbes, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, Center for Transyouth Health and Development, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Treating Transgender Youth: Basics of Cross-Sex Hormones
Oct. 10, 2012
Johanna Olson, MD, medical director, Center for Transyouth Health and Development;
director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, Children's Hospital Los Angeles;
assistant professor, Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine

Suppression of Puberty in Peri-pubertal Transgender Youth
June 27, 2012
Johanna Olson, MD, medical director, Center for Transyouth Health and Development;
director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, Children's Hospital Los Angeles;
assistant professor, Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine

Gender Sensitive Medical Care for Transgender Adolescents
Jan. 19, 2012
Johanna Olson, MD, medical director, Center for Transyouth Health and Development;
director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, Children's Hospital Los Angeles;
assistant professor, Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine