UNDER THE CURRENTS

Young Women United: Empowering Women to Make Thoughtful Decisions about Their Own Bodies and Lives

Date: October 28th, 2016
By:

Gina Desiderio

Healthy Teen Network is pleased to award Young Women United our very first Youth 360° Innovation Award. Young Women United (YWU) has been selected because of their fearlessness in calling out the social injustices young families face and reframing the conversation around young parenthood and sexual and reproductive health. As part of YWU’s work to…

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Kristin Fairholm: Strength, Vision, Commitment

Date: October 21st, 2016
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Each year, when we put out the call for award nominations, we invite people to provide letters of support for the nominees. It’s always a pleasure to learn more about our awardees—and all nominees—through the different perspectives of the people with whom they have worked or encountered through the years. This year’s Outstanding Former Teen…

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Reflecting Back and Moving Forward: 2015 Annual Report

Date: October 11th, 2016
By:

Pat Paluzzi

For over a decade, Healthy Teen Network has helped to promote evidence-based approaches to support healthy sexual and reproductive outcomes among adolescents and young adults. The decade-long decline in teen births across all racial and ethnic groups is testament to the effectiveness of these approaches, and we take pride in our role. But the persistent…

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Helping Parents Give “The Talk”

Date: September 28th, 2016
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Jennifer Salerno

The sex talk doesn’t have to be dreaded by parents or teens. Having the tools to navigate conversations and the common goal of safer behaviors puts parents on the right course to supporting their teens.

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Peace 360°

Date: September 21st, 2016
By:

Bob Reeg

September 21 marks the annual observance of the International Day of Peace. It’s been designated as such by the United Nations General Assembly as far back as 1981. I bet you didn’t know that; I didn’t either until recently. Perhaps we can chalk up our ignorance to the circumstance that Peace Day holds greater weight…

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Get Intimate at Roles, Relationships, & Relevance

Date: September 15th, 2016
By:

Allison Tomai Felsen

As we draw closer to Roles, Relationships, & Relevance in the Changing Landscape of Adolescent Health, our 37th Annual National Conference, it’s a great time to highlight an incredible feature of the event, our Pre-Conference Institutes. These institutes (or “pre-cons,” as we call them for short) are full- or half-day intensive and interactive sessions designed…

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A New Framework for Innovation

Date: September 8th, 2016
By:

Genevieve Martínez-García

In this era of innovation in sexual health, many of us are trying to reach youth in new and meaningful ways, not only to improve our reach, but also to enhance the impact we have in their lives. In the last few years, sexual health education has migrated into digital settings such as websites, mobile…

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Representative Susan Brooks Visits Future Promises

Date: September 6th, 2016
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Guest Blog Post by Brittany M. Stewart Representative Susan Brooks of Indiana’s fifth congressional district paid a visit to North Central High School earlier this year to meet staff and participants from the Future Promises program, which supports youth who are pregnant or parenting. Since its founding in 1997, Future Promises has served over 500…

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Spoiled, Lazy, Entitled, and Self-Involved? No.

Date: August 25th, 2016
By:

Yewande Olugbade

The ‘it’ generation—spoiled, lazy, entitled, disruptors, self-involved, selfie and social media addicts; these are all words used to describe millennials. Millennials, or Generation Y, are those born between 1981 into 1993 and are known to be the largest generation in the nation presently (75.4 million)[1]. As a millennial myself, it is common for us to…

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Youth 360° in the Sexual Health Education Classroom

Date: August 17th, 2016
By:

Valerie Sedivy

My work to promote Exemplary Sexual Health Education on a project with the Centers for Disease Control Division of Adolescent School Health (CDC DASH) puts me in close touch with school districts and staff who provide sexual health education. When I tell them about Healthy Teen Network and the Youth 360° approach we promote, I…

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