Navigating Teen Life Event FAQs

Who should attend?

The event is open to teens, ages 12 to 18, as well as parents. There will be unique sessions for each audience to attend, as well as a few sessions open to both parents and their children.

Is the event free?

Yes, the event is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required.

Do I need to preregister for the event?

Yes, preregistration is required for this event. Registrations must be received prior to May 15, 2018.

Can my child register themselves?

We ask that a parent or legal guardian register their child for the event.

Can my child attend the event alone?

While we encourage parent participation in the event, teens can attend the event on their own if a parent or legal guardian registers them for the event and consents to the event terms and conditions during the online registration process.

Event Terms and Conditions

  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Children’s Community Pediatrics (CCP) are not responsible for providing any transportation to or from the event. Parents/ guardians are responsible for providing or arranging transportation for their child(ren) to and from the event. All attendees must be picked up or have transportation available to leave at the conclusion of the event. Children's Hospital and CCP does not accept any liability for participants who leave the event without permission.
  • By completing this registration form, I affirm that I am the parent or legal guardian of the child I am registering for the event and have the authority to consent on behalf of this child.
  • I understand that my child may receive information regarding sensitive health topics during this event.
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and CCP have established a code of conduct for this event – click to view. I have reviewed and understand the code of conduct and acknowledge that if the code of conduct is not followed by my child he/she may be asked to leave the event and I may be contacted to pick up my child.
  • A continental breakfast and bagged lunch of either a turkey, ham or roasted vegetable sandwich will be provided to all attendees. Due to the nature of the event, CCP is unable to accommodate special dietary requests. I understand my child is welcome to bring their own bagged lunch if they are unable to eat the food provided.
  • Photographs and/ or video recordings may take place during the event. If I or my child chooses not to participate in photography or video recordings, I understand that I will need to obtain and wear a “no photography” sticker from the event registration desk. If I do not wear the “no photography” sticker, I authorize UPMC to photograph (still photo, film, videotape, or digital imagery/video), record (audiotape or digital) and/or interview me, using either a UPMC staff photographer/videographer and/or reporter, or a photographer/videographer and/or reporter approved by UPMC. I understand the photography/recording(s) /interview(s) may be used for publicity, education, public information, or paid advertising by UPMC and that the photography /recording(s) could appear on UPMC’s website and/or elsewhere on the Internet. I hereby release and discharge UPMC, its subsidiaries, and its and their employees, agents, and representatives from any claims, liability, or results caused by the use of such photography/recording(s) and/or interview of me as provided herein.

Event Code of Conduct

Children’s Community Pediatrics (CCP) wants to provide a fun, educational and supportive environment for teens and their parents at the Navigating Teen Life event. Any individual engaging in inappropriate or illegal behavior will be asked to leave the event and a parent or guardian will be contacted. This behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Fighting or physical altercations will not be tolerated and will result in your expulsion from the event and the involvement of law enforcement.
  • Please refrain from making loud noises and set phones to silent or vibrate mode.
  • Please be respectful of other participants and refrain from engaging in verbal altercations with, making fun of, or interrupting others when they are sharing their views or asking questions.
  • Keep your hands to yourself.
  • Rude, profane, racist or culturally offensive remarks will NOT be tolerated under any circumstances.
  • Threats of physical harm, intimidation, harassment or coercive behavior will result in immediate expulsion from the event.
  • Weapons of any kind, including guns, knives, pepper spray, etc. are strictly prohibited.
  • All UPMC facilities, including Children’s Hospital, are smoke-free campuses. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property. Alcohol and illegal drugs are prohibited.
  • Anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be asked to leave the event.
  • Other inappropriate behavior.
  • Participants are to remain in designated event areas.

What time should I arrive?

The event officially begins at 10 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Will parking be available?

Limited, free parking will be available at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s North Garage located next to the Rangos Conference Center. There is an entrance to the garage on 44th and 45th streets. When you arrive, please press the red intercom button and tell the guard you are here for the Navigating Teen Life event.

Once you have parked, please take the elevator to the 7th floor where you can access the Rangos Conference Center.

Will food be provided?

A continental breakfast and bagged lunch of either a turkey, ham or roasted vegetable sandwich will be provided to all attendees. Due to the nature of the event, CCP is unable to accommodate special dietary requests. Attendees are welcome to bring their own bagged lunch.