Elizabeth Finley 
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina 
(919) 226-1880 


Tuesday August 9, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT

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APPCNC Training Room 
3708 Mayfair Street
Suite 310
Durham, NC 27707

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Making Our Words Make Change: Communicating About Adolescent Pregnancy 


Adolescent pregnancy is a hot topic in news and pop culture. As a result, the public has developed some really unproductive beliefs about the causes of adolescent pregnancy, the girls who become teen parents, and appropriate solutions for pregnancy prevention. Unfortunately, research shows that experts contribute to this unproductive narrative through their words, images, and strategies.

This workshop will teach you how to incorporate evidence-based communications strategies into your daily work so your community can engage in a more productive conversation about adolescent health and pregnancy prevention.

This workshop is appropriate for anyone who routinely talks about adolescent pregnancy with groups or people outside of your organization.

Workshop Objectives:

By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the shared cultural models and stereotypes that guide the public's understanding of adolescent pregnancy;
  • Understand communications and linguistics research on helpful and harmful language and communications tactics used to talk about adolescent pregnancy; and
  • Develop tools and skills to talk productively about adolescent pregnancy.


August 9, 2011

9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (Check in starts at 9:00 AM)


APPCNC Training Room 

3708 Mayfair Street, Suite 310

 Durham, NC 27701



(Student cost: $17.50. Must show valid student ID.)

About the Trainers:

  Elizabeth Finley is Director of Strategic Communications at APPCNC. She has worked with APPCNC, as well as Prevent Child Abuse NC and Smart Start, to incorporate new, more productive communications strategies. She currently participates in a collaborative of communications directors in child-focused nonprofits and state agencies to reframe child and youth issues in North Carolina.

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