Give Yourself the Gift of Education: 2 Upcoming Webinars!

As the holiday season approaches, we often think about what to give to others. But what about a gift for yourself? TeenNow California has two exciting webinars coming up! Both are designed to continue your education and help you effectively serve young people. Both are online so you can get trainings without traveling. Member discounts!

On December 13, 2011 we are hosting the webinar: “Sex Isn’t ‘Dirty’: Being Sex Positive When Teaching Teens.” This workshop is designed to provide educators and others who interact with teens the tools necessary to discuss sex and sexuality from a positive perspective. Being sex-positive incorporates the understanding that sex is a normal and healthy part of human development. Approaching sex education from this perspective can teach teens how to make healthy life-long choices. Tuesday December 13, 2011 from 12pm-1pm. Register here

On January 19, 2012 we are hosting the webinar, “Providing Excellent Services: What Every Adolescent Sexual Health Provider Should Know.” Whether you’re new to field of sexual health education or are a manager of health educators, this workshop provides vital information. To provide the best services you need to understand youth development issues and be skilled at communicating and relating to young people. The Adolescent Sexual Health Workshop (ASHWG) has created a set of criteria for hiring and evaluating adolescent sexual health providers that details all the skills and knowledge needed to make sure your programs and services are the best they can be. This material will be shared in the training. Thursday January 19, 2012 from 2pm-3pm. Register here

If you have a “wish list” of trainings you want to see offered, please contact us at–and remember, as a member you get discounts on all our trainings and services!  Get updated info on all events on our website

Help TeenNow California Win Funding from Chase Community Giving!

TeenNow California is participating in this next round of competition for Chase Community Giving funds. We could win between $25,000 and $250,000 for our programs and services, but we need your help!

To vote for us, simply “like” Chase Community Giving on Facebook (, then vote for TeenNow California between November 8th and November 22nd ( Visit our web site for a direct link to the CHASE Community Giving page where  you can vote for us. And, once you’ve voted for TeenNow California, ask your friends to vote for us too! We thank you in advance for your support!

TeenNow California Welcomes the New President and CEO of the California Wellness Foundation!

Renowned health care executive Dr. Diana M. Bontá will lead The California Wellness Foundation as its next president and CEO, effective January 2012, announced David S. Barlow, chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Dr. Bontá, a nurse with a doctorate in public health, is currently vice president of public affairs for Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California Region, where she has served there since October 2004.

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