UNDER THE CURRENTS

Lisa’s Story, Part II

Date: August 8th, 2012
By:

Genevieve Martínez-García

If you missed Part I of Lisa’s story, you can read it here. Lisa was sad to see Pablo walk out of her life and little Angela’s. He did exactly what his dad did to him and what he said he would never do. After multiple fights and marital counseling sessions, he left their tiny…

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Lisa’s Story, Part I

Date: August 1st, 2012
By:

Genevieve Martínez-García

I want to tell you the story of a friend, of a mother, of a dreamer. Lisa* is the mother of a beautiful two- year old girl, Angela. Lisa’s husband selected the name. As if in the name, their lives would be blessed with the happiness, hope, and love they were looking for. Lisa was…

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Promoting an Inclusive Frame: 2012 Annual Report

Date: July 30th, 2012
By:

Pat Paluzzi

The 2012 Annual Report highlights three projects Healthy Teen Network accomplished, partnering with communities, schools, and youth: Digital Harbor Project: Prompted by youth demand, Healthy Teen Network partnered with a youth group to deliver sexual health education. Native Youth Project: Healthy Teen Network, with The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) and the Centers…

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Opportunity Knocks: Teachable Moments

Date: July 20th, 2012
By:

Gina Desiderio

This blog post is the first in a of three-part series (see also: Part 2, Part 3) highlighting Healthy Teen Network’s resources on using teachable moments to reach youth, through our Opportunity Knocks resources, including a fact sheet and pre-packaged, fully designed presentation, ready for you to use.  The Opportunity Knocks series is based on…

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Things to Do & Eat in Minneapolis

Date: July 3rd, 2012
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By Rachel Martin Obviously, the main things that draw people to Healthy Teen Network’s Annual National Conference are the skills-building workshops, informative roundtable sessions, access to the latest research and resources, unparalleled networking opportunities with peers from across the country, inspiring speakers, and more. This year’s setting of Minneapolis also has a lot to offer conference…

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Bricks, Mortar, and Community: The Foundations of Supportive Housing for Pregnant & Parenting Teens

Date: June 19th, 2012
By:

Gina Desiderio

Healthy Teen Network and Child Trends developed two resources on the core components of supportive housing—a resource defining and detailing what the core components include and a  report on findings from the field based on a national survey, phone interviews, and case studies. This blog post summarizes key points from these resources. Supportive Housing is…

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Turning 40 and Still Dreaming Big!

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Pat Paluzzi

As we celebrate 40 years of Title IX, we can’t help but reflect on what this act has done for women and young girls, as well as dream about future possibilities. At Healthy Teen Network, we spend a lot of time thinking about ways to support positive outcomes for pregnant and parenting teens. While most…

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A Few Words on Awards

Date: May 17th, 2012
By:

Kelly Connelly

“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” –Abraham Lincoln In a field full of people working passionately to empower youth to make positive decisions and a world where young parents are often maligned rather than praised for their tireless efforts to be wonderful parents, it’s sometimes easy to…

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Talking About a Revolution

Date: May 10th, 2012
By:

Deborah Chilcoat

I want to start a revolution. Right here. Right now. It cannot wait another moment. And I don’t mean the kind of revolution that requires us to occupy our local parks for weeks on end, or the kind that fizzles out when it’s no longer fashionable, or one that pits women against one another. I…

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The Stakes Remain High

Date: May 3rd, 2012
By:

Pat Paluzzi

Regardless, Healthy Teen Network remains concerned about any program that promotes abstinence only until marriage. This framework for teaching young people about their sexual health excludes a variety of populations including LGBTQ youth and people who choose not to marry. We believe that youth deserve unbiased information about their sexual health that allows them to…

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