Elearning and Webinars


Healthy Teen Network regularly hosts capacity-building webinars, and we are constantly building our elearning library of resources. Can’t make it live on the dates offered? We have you covered—recordings and slides will be available after the webinars, as well. As always, membership has its benefits: members receive significant discounts on live and recorded webinars and elearning opportunities. You can also register for more than one webinar at a time to receive a group discount.

If you’re interested in a customized webinar or elearning opportunity, contact us to learn about how we can design and deliver a professional development experience tailored to your needs.

Elearning Opportunities & Recorded Webinars

Navigating the Politics of Public Health:

Finding Common Ground in Support of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

A 4-Part Webinar Series, Each Thursday in September @ 1pm ET

A shifted landscape of new or strengthened power players (particularly those who lean conservative) at all levels of government, combined with threats to public health investments that our nation’s youth are facing, necessitates a reinvigorated call to public policy action by individuals and organizations that support youth and their families.

Webinar attendees will learn how to advocate in support of adolescent sexual and reproductive health with conservative-leaning policymakers and key stakeholders, including…

  • strategies for knowing your audience to understand their background and perspective;
  • opportunities for finding common ground to work toward a shared goal;
  • leveraging the media to increase your public awareness; and
  • tactics for identifying and cultivating key messengers and mobilizing your community.

Join us each Thursday in September to build your capacity to navigate the politics of public health and find common ground in support of adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Read more about each session in the Navigating the Politics of Public Health webinar series.

Register now: Members: $Free! / Non-Members: $20 per webinar or $75 for the entire 4-part series.

Membership has its benefits…Not a member? Join and save today! Webinar recordings will also be available to attendees.

Celebrating Young Parents: How New Mexico and California Established a Day of Recognition

In 2012, the first ever Day of Recognition for Young Parents was held, after the New Mexico Legislature passed a memorial (SM 25) with bipartisan support establishing August 25 as the “New Mexico Day in Recognition of Young Parents.” Last year (2016), the California Legislature approved a resolution (ACR 201) establishing August 25 as “California Young Parents Day.” By having August 25th be the designated Day of Recognition for Pregnant and Parenting Youth, California and New Mexico can further help shift the negative perceptions and treatment of young parents. Uplifting the contributions and needs of young parents through this day of recognition is the beginning of a long-term effort that values their future—when young parents do well economically, educationally, and socially, their children do better and so do all of our communities.

In this Healthy Teen Network webinar, Denicia Cadena of Young Women United, Ena Suseth Valladares along with Young Parent Leadership Council (YPLC) members from California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ), and Marylouise Kuti of #NoTeenShame talked about how negative frames stigmatize young parents, the need for a culture shift to support policies that empower young families, and share how they worked to have their states officially establish a Day of Recognition. Learn what it takes and why a Day of Recognition is an important step in changing the conversation around young families and honoring them for all that they do. Access the free recording now.

Foster Youth Need Sex Ed, Too!: Addressing the Sexual Risk Behaviors of System-Involved Youth

All young people experience important developmental milestones on their path to becoming healthy adults, and while this time of change is full of promise, it can also be a time of increased vulnerability or risk. For system-involved youth (e.g., youth in child welfare or juvenile services), navigating this time of change can be fraught with even more challenges or barriers. Without strong family and social networks, they may face increased risk of engaging in high-risk behaviors—such as unprotected sex and sex with multiple partners—as well as unintended pregnancy, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections.

This webinar is designed to (1) identify the sexual and reproductive health needs and risk behaviors of system-involved youth; (2) describe the related social determinants of health using the Youth 360° framework; and, (3) improve awareness of how providers can promote the development of positive sexual health behaviors among system-involved youth. Participants will be better prepared to address the unique needs of system-involved youth as they transition toward young adulthood. Access now: Members: $Free!Non-Members: $30Bundle and save: 15% discount on 3 or more webinar recordings!

Poverty Is Not Destiny and Pregnancy Is Not a Disease: Changing Our View of Adolescent Health

The frame with which we view issues affecting teen health and well-being defines our language and informs our responses.  When teen pregnancy is considered a disease that must be prevented, we think of interventions that affect individual behavior, and we think of teen pregnancy as an individual failure. This kind of thinking promotes a culture of blame. When we view pregnancy prevention as a social justice issue with public health ramifications, we look beyond individual prevention efforts to a more systemic response. Likewise, our view of poverty can often be that it is too big for us to address and that the condition of poverty is due to some lacking on the part of the individual. This kind of thinking can prevent a response at the level with which poverty and its effects can be mitigated. What does it look like when we view “teen pregnancy prevention” through a social justice lens? How do we move beyond the disease/prevention model which places blame? And how do we ensure that we remain inclusive, positive, and empowering? Join us while we take a more in-depth look to define, discuss, and explore what it means to employ a Youth 360° approach. Access now: Members: $Free!Non-Members: $30Bundle and save: 15% discount on 3 or more webinar recordings!

The Frame Makes the Picture: Creating a Positive Picture of Pregnant & Parenting Teens

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What we think and how we feel about something has a lot to do with how it is presented—or framed. For example, think about particularly lively children and how our reactions might differ if we call them “curious,” as opposed to “hyperactive.” Teen parents have been labeled many things since the mid-1970s, and most of the labels have not been positive. Healthy Teen Network wants to change this. As the only national organization focused on this population, we have spent a great deal of time and resources exploring why teen parents have such negative frames and how we might alter those frames. Join us to recall a bit of history as it relates to current frames for this population, explore current frames, and discover which popular frames may in fact perpetuate current stereotypes and what you can do to change your framing language and gain support for pregnant and parenting teens nationwide. Access now: Members: Free! / Non-Members: $30. Bundle and save: 15% discount on 3 or more webinar recordings!

Making Your Data Speak: The Art and Science of Communicating Your Evaluation Results Effectively & Beautifullymonitor_work_smartphone_coffee_charts

This webinar shows you how to employ easy techniques to create impactful graphs to cut through the clutter of evaluation reports. We demonstrate how to convey your message with clarity and meaning using tools you already have accessible to you. We specifically discuss the principles behind data visualization; how to choose fonts, colors, and images wisely; and how to improve the style of Excel charts to enhance your message. This webinar is intended for anyone responsible for writing program reports or presenting data in a variety of formats. An evaluation, research or statistics background is absolutely NOT needed. Basic knowledge of Excel is necessary. Access now: Members: Free! / Non-Members: $60. Bundle and save: 15% discount on 3 or more webinar recordings!

Gotta Make ‘Em Wanna Come Back For More! Youth-Friendly Clinical Services Webinar

Youth-friendly services are services that all adolescents are able to obtain, and these services, which include full contraceptive coverage to avoid unintended pregnancies and STIs, should meet youth expectations and needs and improve their health. Join Healthy Teen Network to learn more about the need for services tailored to youth, best-practices for youth-friendly services, and practical strategies to enhance youth-friendly services in health facility settings. Access now: Members: Free! / Non-Members: $30. Bundle and save: 15% discount on 3 or more webinar recordings!

Hearing the Child Within: Trauma-Informed Approaches

Using trauma-informed approaches in our work with youth means listening with a different ear–one that hears the child within and recognizes earlier traumatic experiences that may be shaping current behavior. During this webinar, we define trauma and explore the types most often experienced by children. We make the connections between earlier exposure to trauma and current sexual, reproductive, and parenting behaviors among youth. Finally, we present examples of how youth-supportive services may differ if conducted through a trauma-informed lens. Access now: Members: Free! / Non-Members: $30. Bundle and save: 15% discount on 3 or more webinar recordings!

A Journey to Change Behavior: Using Motivational Interviewing to Enhance Programs

Some of the most familiar adolescent health programs engage youth in lively group activities, such as interactive games and role plays, where the energy in the room is high and could be mistaken for pandemonium. Now imagine a quiet space, where the trained facilitator guides the participants through a journey that could lead them to change their behavior, avoid risk, and choose a healthy, safe future. Motivational interviewing (MI) is gaining a robust evidence base, and practitioners are enthusiastically integrating it in program implementation. Join Healthy Teen Network to learn more about MI and how it can enhance the delivery of your program. Access now: Members: Free! / Non-Members: $30. Bundle and save: 15% discount on 3 or more webinar recordings!

Show_Me_the_Money_coverShow Me the Money! An Overview of How to Use Healthy Teen Network’s Guide to Developing a Winning Grant Proposal

Healthy Teen Network has a record of success in securing grants and cooperative agreements, especially in the topical area of adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) and the service area of capacity-building assistance (CBA). We believe that sharing the process we use to prepare our responses to program funding announcements is a useful capacity-building activity for nonprofit and public youth-supporting organizations and agencies, especially the ASRH field. The 60-minute webinar was designed as a tour of the Guide. Get the Guide and view the webinar to face the process with knowledge and confidence. Access now for free! Get the Guide: Members: $25/ Non-Members: $50.

All about the HECAT! Mini-Webinar Series


These six recorded “mini-webinars” were designed to provide  introduction to (or refresher on) the HECAT, or Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT).  These mini-webinar can also be used to educate members of your School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) and/or materials review committee about the HECAT.  They are designed to supplement, rather than replace, any in-person training you might provide. Access the HECAT mini-webinar recordings and slide handouts.

  • Module 1: What is the HECAT, and How Can It Help Me?
  • Module 2: Building Blocks of the HECAT: The Characteristics of Effective Curricula
  • Module 3: Building blocks of the HECAT: The National Health Education Standards
  • Module 4: A Walk through the HECAT
  • Module 5: Using Topic-Based Modules to Review Curricula
  • Module 6: What Now? The HECAT Review Process and Use of Results

Stay on Track Using Getting to Outcomes: Elearning Module

Staying on Track Using Getting to Oucomes_coverWhether you are just getting on board using Getting to Outcomes (GTO), an evidence-based approach for planning, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining a program, or have years of experience using GTO, this brief elearning module will take you on a journey to learn more about GTO and give you a chance to navigate some common challenges GTO practitioners experience using this approach. Access the elearning module.


What’s In Your Toolbox? A Collaborative Learning Series on Getting to Outcomes

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Originally designed for CDC Department of Reproductive Health Teen Pregnancy Prevention project partners, this 5-part webinar series provides an introduction to the Getting to Outcomes (GTO) process and the tools provide by the CDC to ensure that this framework is user-friendly and promotes meaningful work to reduce teen pregnancy. Additionally, attendees will hear from other grantees on the project to learn about their experiences moving through the GTO framework and discuss lessons learned. Access the GTO webinar recordings and slide handouts.

  • Webinar #1: GTO Step 1 and Step 2 (Assessment and Goals/Objectives)
  • Webinar #2: GTO Step 3 and Step 4 (Best Practices/Evidence-Based Programs and Fit)
  • Webinar #3: GTO Step 5 and Step 6 (Capacity and Planning)
  • Webinar #4: GTO Step 7 and Step 8 (Implementation and Outcome Evaluation
  • Webinar #5: GTO Step 9 (Continuous Quality Improvement, or CQI)


globe_youth-holding-globe_treesYouth 360°: How & Where Youth Live, Learn, & Play Matters

The Social-Ecological Health Promotion Model & Social Determinants of Health
Check out this recorded presentation to introduce the concept of Youth 360°, holistic health promotion, social determinants of health, and the social-ecological model.
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