What Are Our Areas of Expertise?

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Healthy Teen Network staff bring a diverse range of subject matter expertise, with years of experience providing capacity-building assistance. We possess the skills-building training, TA, elearning, instructional design, evaluation, and resource development skills to work with both youth and adults. Our highly qualified staff can meet your needs, across a range of services. Areas of subject matter expertise include a multitude of topics, but if you are looking for something more specific, don’t hesitate to ask. We will customize our services to meet your unique needs.

Areas of Subject Matter Expertise

  • Youth 360° & Social Determinants of Health
  • Working with Diverse Adolescents and Young Adults
  • Working with Young People Who Are Pregnant/Parenting
  • Working with Parents, Communities, Schools, and Stakeholders
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Leadership Development
  • Public Policy and Advocacy
  • Implementing Evidence-Based (or Research-Based) Approaches
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Curricula Training for Trainers, Educators, and Facilitators on Interventions and Programs
  • Organizational Capacity and Sustainability

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To illustrate the services we provide, we have some examples of past projects. Download the printable PDF list of our areas of expertise here.

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Areas of Subject Matter Expertise, Explained
Youth 360° Frame
  • Holistic Health Promotion
  • Social-Ecological Health Model
  • Social Determinants of Health
Working with Diverse Adolescents and Young Adults
  • Adolescent Development
  • Youth-Friendly Approaches
  • Classroom Management
  • Sex Education Basics
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Interpersonal Violence
  • Human Trafficking
  • Trauma-Informed Approaches
  • Working with Marginalized Youth
  • Working with Latinx Youth
  • Working with  American Indian/Alaska Native Youth
  • Working with System-Involved Youth (e.g., foster care, juvenile justice)
  • Working with Runaway & Homeless Youth
  • Supportive Housing
Working with Young People Who Are Pregnant/Parenting
  • Unique Needs of Young Parents
  • Children of Young Parents
  • Co-Parenting
  • Supportive Housing
  • Young Fathers
Working with Parents, Communities, Schools, and Stakeholders
  • Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT)
  • Sexual Health Advisory Councils
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Supportive/ Wraparound Services, or Coordinated Care
  • Content Trainings for Teachers
Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health (ASRH)
  • Exemplary Sexual Health Education (ESHE)
  • Sex Education Basics
  • Primary Pregnancy Prevention
  • Secondary Pregnancy Prevention
  • STI/HIV Prevention
  • Integration of Pregnancy/HIV/ STI Prevention
  • Health Care Services
  • Linkage to Care
  • mHealth
  • Youth-Friendly Services
Public Policy and Advocacy
  • Title IX
  • Title X
  • MCH Block Grants
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Legislation Related to Runaway/Homeless Youth
Implementing Evidence-Based or Research-Based Approaches
  • Evidence-Based Approaches (EBA)
  • Implementation Science Frameworks
  • Getting to Outcomes® (GTO)
  • Action Planning
  • Needs & Resource Assessment
  • Goals & SMART Objectives
  • Logic Models
  • Program Selection & Fit
  • Characteristics of Effective Programs & the TAC Tool
  • Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT))
  • Evidence-Based Programs (EBP)
  • Innovative Programs
  • Adaptation & Fidelity
  • Capacities & Resources
  • CBA for TA Providers
  • Planning
  • Pilot Testing
  • Recruitment & Retention
  • Fidelity Monitoring
  • Sustainability
 Assessment and Evaluation
  • Assessment, Environmental Scans
  • Performance Measurement
  • Evaluation Plans
  • Data Analysis
  • Fidelity Monitoring
  • Participant Assessment, Observation Protocols
  • Data-Driven CQI & Analysis
  • Data Visualization
 Curricula Training and/or TA for Trainers, Educators, and Facilitators on Interventions and Programs

See the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health list of evidence-based programs here.

  • Evidence-Based Programs/Interventions
    1. ¡Cuídate!
    2. Be Proud Be Responsible
    3. Be Proud Be Responsible Be Protective
    4. Becoming A Responsible Teen (BART)
    5. Get Real
    6. It’s Your Game…Keep It Real
    7. Making A Difference!
    8. Making Proud Choices!
    9. PHAT-A
    10. Project AIM
    11. Reducing the Risk
    12. Rikers
    13. Safer Choices
    14. Seventeen Days
    15. SHARP
    16. SIHLE
    17. Teen Health Project
    18. VOICES/VOCES
  • Evidence-Informed or Innovative Programs
    1. Be Safe: A Cultural Competency Model for Latinos
    2. Cultural Competency: HIV Prevention & Latinos
    3. Dare to be King
    4. Dare to be Queen
    5. Health Education and Risk Reduction (HERR)
    6. HIV Prevention and Latinos
    7. Making Proud Choices! An Adaptation for Youth in Out-of-Home-Care
    8. Making Sense of Abstinence
    9. Native STAND
    10. Our Whole Lives Grades K-Adult
    11. Power Through Choices
    12. Sex Talk: Skills for Comfortable and Effective Communication
    13. Stopping AIDS: Project Partners Training
    14. Optimizing Care for Minority Women with HIV/AIDS
    15. Understanding Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    16. Unequal Partners
    17. Wise Guys
Leadership Development
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Coaching
  • Capacity Building for TA providers
  • Sustainability and Fund Development
Organizational Capacity and Sustainability
  • Community Assessments and Environmental Scans
  • Preventing Staff Burn Out
  • Staff Recruitment
  • Evaluation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Action Planning
  • Sustainability and Fund Development