UNDER THE CURRENTS

How Do You Motivate Your Team?

Date: November 2nd, 2017
By:

Mila Garrido

This is the first part of a blog series on motivating your team (read Part II and Part III). A cohesive team of employees is imperative to the quality and success of programs and services. Employees who work closely together will be able to wear many hats and work effectively across the organization to get tasks…

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Looking Forward: 2017 – 2020 Strategic Plan

Date: October 26th, 2017
By:

Pat Paluzzi

A Commitment to Evidence & Innovation We’ve made great strides in the past decade, and teen births in the U.S. are at an all-time low. A number of factors have contributed to this downward trend, most significantly declines in the number of teens who have ever had sex, and among sexually active teens, increased use…

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Growing Up LGBTQ+ Online: An Infographic

Date: October 20th, 2017
By:

Nicholas Sufrinko

Over the past few months, Under the Currents tackled the topics of adolescent sexuality, technology, and social media. When approaching these topics, it is sometimes tempting for adults, even sexuality educators, to focus solely on the Internet Age’s harmful and problematic byproducts for adolescent development and sexuality. In fact, hardly a newsstand exists without glossy-paged…

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#HealthyTeen2017

Date: October 10th, 2017
By:

Gina Desiderio

More than 375 dedicated adolescent health professionals gathered in Baltimore last week for Healthy Teen Network’s 38th Annual National Conference, Social Norms & Culture: Honoring Perspectives & Experiences. We shared an amazing few days of learning, sharing, connecting, encouraging, and inspiring one another. If you missed it–or even if you were part of the conference–check out what…

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Honoring Senator Delores G. Kelley & Delegate Ariana Kelly for their Service

Date: September 29th, 2017
By:

Healthy Teen Network

Healthy Teen Network is honored to recognize the work of Senator Delores G. Kelley and Delegate Ariana Kelly with the 2017 Spirit of Service Award. Working with Planned Parenthood of Maryland, Senator Delores G. Kelley and Delegate Ariana Kelly co-sponsored The Maryland Contraceptive Equity Act. Signed into law by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan in May…

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Abraham Wandersman Recognized as Healthy Teen Network’s 2017 Douglas B. Kirby Researcher of the Year

Date: September 28th, 2017
By:

Healthy Teen Network

Healthy Teen Network is pleased to recognize Abraham Wandersman, PhD, as the 2017 Douglas B. Kirby Researcher of the Year.   Abraham Wandersman, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at the University of South Carolina-Columbia. Dr. Wandersman performs research and program evaluation on citizen participation in community organizations and coalitions and on interagency collaboration. He is a co-editor of three books on…

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Joseph Yusuf: 2017 Outstanding Former Teen Parent Awardee

Date: September 25th, 2017
By:

Healthy Teen Network

We are pleased to announce that Joseph Yusuf has been selected to receive the Healthy Teen Network 2017 Outstanding Former Teen Parent Award. According to one of his mentors, Joseph Yusuf lives his life by one motto: “Peace, Love, and Positivity,” and this is evident in the time he has invested in mentoring others who…

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Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy to Receive the Healthy Teen Network Youth 360° Innovation Award

Date: September 15th, 2017
By:

Healthy Teen Network

We are pleased to announce that the Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP) has been selected to receive the 2017 Healthy Teen Network Youth 360° Innovation Award. How and where youth live, learn, and play matters. We cannot significantly impact health outcomes—and disparities—for all young people without considering the full range of factors that make…

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DACA Through the Life of One Young Man

Date: September 11th, 2017
By:

Genevieve Martínez-García

After almost two decades of positive steps at the federal level to promote an inclusive and just society, we see a dramatic turn in policy that shuts doors to specific sectors of the population. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is an example of a policy that has helped hundreds of thousands of…

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“Make no little plans”… And a Few Other Things Health Communicators Can Learn from Designers

Date: August 24th, 2017
By:

Nicholas Sufrinko

With just an internet connection and a bucket of ice, Pete Frates cut through the incessant hum of social media and the 24-hour news cycle to inspire 2014’s Ice Bucket Challenge, raising awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). His clever foray into health communications underscores that today more than ever, just about anyone…

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