UNDER THE CURRENTS

Building Healthy Communities with Youth 360°: A Holistic Approach to Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

Date: April 3rd, 2017
By:

Gina Desiderio

Healthy Teen Network joins the American Public Health Association in celebrating National Public Health Week 2017 this week, as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics in supporting #healthycommunities. We promote better outcomes for adolescents and young adults by advancing social change, cultivating innovation, and strengthening youth-supporting professionals and organizations. This week, and every week,…

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Get to Know our 2017 Conference Keynote, Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh

Date: March 31st, 2017
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Sara Nasserzadeh

Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh, PhD, a Social Psychologist and thought leader in the field of Culture, Sexuality, and Relationships, will deliver a keynote at Social Norms & Cultures: Honoring Experiences & Perspectives, the 38th Annual Healthy Teen Network National Conference. With her unique background and extensive global experience, Dr. Nasserzadeh—who is a published author and international…

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Healthy Teen Network Welcomes Our New Staff

Date: March 17th, 2017
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Healthy Teen Network

Healthy Teen Network is pleased to welcome three new staff members: Carol Partonen, Durryle Brooks, and Nicholas Sufrinko! Carol Partonen Carol Partonen is a new addition to the Healthy Teen Network team, having joined in December 2016. With experience in accounting and administrative support, she assists the Director of Finance and Operations, as well as…

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The Deconstruction of the Medicaid Program Act (AKA “Obamacare Repeal”)

Date: March 10th, 2017
By:

Bob Reeg

Act Now to Advocate for Preserving Medicaid In case you’ve been on media blackout (and who could blame you?), the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled its long-promised legislation to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on March 6, 2017. Within days of introduction of the American Health Care Act…

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Quick Tips on Gender, Sexuality, and Inclusive Sex Education

Date: March 1st, 2017
By:

Gina Desiderio

Assuming someone’s gender identity or sexual orientation based on how they look, assuming that all young people are only attracted to the “opposite” gender, teaching that there are only opposite genders (boys and girls, and ignoring others). These are all examples where sex education may make youth of different identities, genders, or orientations not feel…

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Meshelle: Funny on PURPOSE

Date: February 24th, 2017
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Healthy Teen Network

 “A good laugh is sunshine in the house.” -William Thackeray We are excited to announce we will kick off Social Norms & Culture: Honoring Experiences & Perspectives, our 2017 conference, with lots of laughs, courtesy of Meshelle, “The Indie-Mom of Comedy.” An accomplished comedienne, Meshelle has been featured on BET, Nickelodeon, and NBC, and on stages…

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Priorities, Differences, and Common Ground

Date: February 17th, 2017
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Guest Blog Post By Judith W. Herrman, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN As we launch into a 2017 that is very different from years past and, perhaps, from what we expected, several things have become very clear to me! The wide spectrum of opinions about almost every issue Our tendency to gravitate to others with “like-minded”…

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10 Things You May Not Know about Teen Dating Violence

Date: February 10th, 2017
By:

Allison Tomai Felsen

Did you know that February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month? While one in three women and one in four men will experience violence from their partners in their lifetimes, one in three teens will experience sexual or physical abuse or threats from a partner in one year. In an effort to help raise awareness,…

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How Do I Know If Our Services Are Youth-Friendly?

Date: January 25th, 2017
By:

Gina Desiderio

Offering youth-friendly services means that clinical services are provided in a way that makes it easy and comfortable for youth to seek out and receive the services they need. Key components of youth-friendly services include confidentiality and access to a full range of services. Another key aspect of youth-friendly services is that all youth are…

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Talk the Talk: What Was Healthy Teen Network’s Talk Like?

Date: January 20th, 2017
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Healthy Teen Network

One day, somehow we all learned about the birds and the bees. The quality of “the talk” we got left lots of room for variation—too much information, too little, scary, funny, silly, uncomfortable, eye-opening… One thing is for sure: young people will always need to hear from caring, trusted adults about sex, sexuality, and relationships.…

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