Senior Program Manager Regina Firpo-Triplett to Give National Presentation on CDC Adaptation Guidance Project

Regina Firpo-Triplett, ETR Associates' Senior Program Manager for the Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion, will conduct a workshop at the Healthy Teen Network's 31st National Conference. The workshop, "I Can Do That? Adapting Science-Based Programs," will share key learnings from the Adaptation Guidance Project funded by the CDC's Division of Reproductive Health (DRH). Ms Firpo-Triplett, director of the Adaptation Guidance Project at ETR Associates, will lead the workshop with Taleria R. Fuller, PhD, Health Scientist for DRH. The workshop will provide guidance on how to make adaptations to evidence-based sexual and reproductive health programs, without compromising the effectiveness of these programs. The presenters will offer guidelines on which types of adaptations can be made, which ones could be made with caution, and which ones should not be made at all. Participants will receive hands-on practice in applying the adaptation guidelines to case studies. They will leave the workshop with the knowledge and confidence to make sound adaptations to their own science-based programs that will not compromise the positive student outcomes they seek. Ms. Firpo-Triplett conducted this workshop earlier this year for the California Wellness Foundation's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference in Los Angeles, where it was very well received.

Adaptation kits for several programs are posted at:

Regina Firpo-Triplett has been a training specialist and manager for ETR for over 18 years. She has coordinated numerous statewide and national prevention projects, with a focus on evidence-based teen pregnancy, HIV and substance abuse prevention, and has developed and delivered live trainings and conferences for diverse educators from schools, community-based organizations, military communities and juvenile facilities. She was a founder and key writer for ETR Associates' Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (ReCAPP) website. More recently she has focused on providing high quality skills-based training and support to educators online. She is currently principal investigator on her fifth innovative research and development grant, funded by the National Institutes of Health, to develop and evaluate online educator training for evidence-based curricula.

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