UNDER THE CURRENTS

“Softening” Schools as a Violence Prevention Strategy

Date: March 22nd, 2018
By:

Bob Reeg

I don’t know about your community, but in mine there have been a slew of community dialogues about school safety in the wake of the February 14 mass shooting of 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. I took the opportunity to listen-in on one of those conversations. The…

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Know Your Audience

Date: March 15th, 2018
By:

Gina Desiderio

Strategies for Opening Channels of Communication When communicating with elected officials or stakeholders, it is important to understand their background and perspective: this will inevitably lead to a more productive conversation. Even if your organization cannot lobby, you can always communicate and educate, build an advocate for your cause, and have your organization seen as an…

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How Do You Motivate Your Team? (Part III)

Date: March 7th, 2018
By:

Mila Garrido

This is the third part of a blog series on motivating your team (read Part I and Part II). I grew up in the mountains, so winter is one of my favorite seasons of the year: it makes me feel at home, and I am more productive. However, this is not a sentiment that will…

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On Supporting Youth-Led Advocacy

Date: February 27th, 2018
By:

Pat Paluzzi

Like the rest of the Nation, Healthy Teen Network is deeply saddened by the continued assaults on our youth in schools. We are in full support of the various youth-led school walkouts and marches that are attempting to force our representatives to do what is right and have a common sense, non-partisan discussion on gun…

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Power Through Choices: Evidence of Success with System-Involved Youth

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Guest Blog Post by Sharon Rodine & Janene Fluhr Research shows youth in foster care and juvenile justice systems are far more likely to become pregnant or get someone pregnant, compared to youth in the general population. System-involved youth have experienced chronic trauma, abuse/neglect, and family dysfunction; may face mental health and substance abuse challenges;…

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Generate My Healthy Future Plan Helps Youth Take Charge of Their Health

Date: February 22nd, 2018
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Healthy Teen Network is pleased to release the positive study results for Generate My Healthy Future Plan. (Read the full report on the study results, or the short summary.) Generate My Healthy Future Plan guides adolescents and young adults to think about if they want to learn more about, or make a change in their health,…

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We’re Standing Strong with Youth and Science

Date: February 15th, 2018
By:

Pat Paluzzi

Well, the news has broken, and the lawsuit has been filed. You can read the full press release for the details, but to sum it up, today, Healthy Teen Network joined with eight other organizations in the filing of four lawsuits challenging the Trump-Pence administration for unlawfully ending the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) grant…

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The Innovation-Research Conundrum

Date: February 8th, 2018
By:

Genevieve Martínez-García

How can we get innovative yet effective practices and products into the hands of the end user faster and more efficiently? As the Director of Innovation and Research, I work at the intersection of these two fields. On one hand, I want to create new products and move them to the end user immediately to…

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The Healthcare Profession Is One of Service

Date: February 1st, 2018
By:

Pat Paluzzi

The new Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was established by this administration to ensure religious liberty in health care and to punish doctors and hospitals that don’t allow workers to express their religious objections. In other words, it places the rights of healthcare professionals above the rights of those they have agreed to care for.…

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Chapter Review of Switch: How to Change When Change Is Hard

Date: January 30th, 2018
By:

Alex Eisler

We work on a lot of different projects in lots of different places around the U.S. When I talk to people outside of work about where some of my work is (East Coast/West Coast, rural/urban, north/south), people assume that working on sexual health issues is easier in some places than in others. Really, I don’t…

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