Jenise Katalina, Assistant Vice President of Family Services at Square One, is currently leading the planning committee for the Maternal Child Health Commission Annual Teen Conference. The Teen Conference has been an annual event put forth through the Springfield Department of Health and Human Services Maternal Child Health Commission, and is set to take place on October 26, 2017.

This year has brought together multiple community providers, including Roca, Planned Parenthood, YWCA, Shriner’s Hospital and Tapestry Health WIC, along with Square One in planning the event.  The committee is especially happy to announce sponsorship of the event by the UMass Center at Springfield, where the event will take place. This free event will focus on providing educational workshops, resources and networking opportunities for teen parents of Springfield.  The planning committee is looking forward to providing parents with a specially tailored conference that supports teen parent attendees in overcoming barriers and challenges, while providing a unique opportunity to network amongst themselves and with community providers.