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Tip Sheet: Characteristics of Youth-Friendly Clinical Services

Date: October 6, 2015

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’s expectations and needs and improve their health. This tip sheet highlights characteristics of youth-friendly programming, facilities, and providers. See our other resources on youth-friendly services: Youth-Friendly Services…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2015). Tip Sheet: Characteristics of youth‐friendly clinical services. Baltimore, Maryland: Garrido‐ Fishbein, M. & Banikya‐Leaseburg, M.
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Tip Sheet: Checklist for Integrating a Trauma-Informed Approach into Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

Date: October 1, 2013

While a teen pregnancy prevention program generally focuses on providing sexual health education, ensuring access to youth-friendly health care services, and engaging youth, families, and communities, a trauma-informed approach is a way of addressing vital information about sexuality and well-being that takes into consideration adverse life experiences and their potential influence on sexual decision making.

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2013). Tip sheet: Checklist for integrating a trauma-informed approach into teen pregnancy prevention programs. Washington, DC: US Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health and Family Youth Services Bureau.
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Tip Sheet: Classroom Management

Date: January 21, 2014

Frontline staff require classroom management skills and supervisor support to create a safe space and productive learning environment for adolescent pregnancy prevention program delivery. This tip sheet describes strategies for frontline staff to prevent and respond to challenging student behavior, as well as tips for how supervisors can support staff’s efforts to manage the classroom…

Citation: Ashley, O. S., & Chilcoat, D. (2014). Tip sheet: Classroom management. Washington, DC: Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau.
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Tip Sheet: Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

Date: January 22, 2013

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) is a systematic approach that uses information to make improvements to a program with an emphasis on future results. CQI is an ongoing process of gathering and reviewing process and outcome data in order to improve the program, both during and after implementation.

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2013). Continuous quality improvement. Washington, DC: Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau. 5
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Tip Sheet: Engaging Young Men

Date: September 4, 2012

Young men are an important segment of the population for efforts to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, yet they are often not the target of programming and health care services. The research demonstrating best practices for engaging young men is much less robust; however, there is adequate support to guide…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2012). Tip sheet: Engaging young men. Washington, DC: Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau. 5
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Tip Sheet: Gender, Sexuality, & Inclusive Sex Education

Date: November 14, 2016

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…

Citation: Cortes, N., Eisler, A., & Desiderio, G. (2016). Tip sheet: Gender, sexuality, and sex education. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network.
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Tip Sheet: Increasing Our Impact by Using a Social-Ecological Approach

Date: October 6, 2015

The Social-Ecological Model is a theory-based framework for understanding, exploring, and addressing the social determinants of health at many levels. The Social-Ecological Model encourages us to move beyond a focus on individual behavior and toward an understanding of the wide range of factors that influence health outcomes.

Citation: Max, J. L., Sedivy, V., & Garrido, M. (2015). Tip sheet: Increasing our impact by using a social-ecological approach. Washington, DC: Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau. 5
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Tip Sheet: Know Your Audience

Date: September 11, 2017

Strategies for Opening Channels of Communication When communicating with elected officials or stakeholders, it is important to understand their background and perspective: this will inevitably lead to a more productive conversation. This tip sheet provides strategies for identifying common ground with elected officials and key stakeholders and tips for opening up channels of communication. Even…

Citation: Suggested Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Tip Sheet: Know your audience: Strategies for opening channels of communication. Baltimore: Author. Available from www.HealthyTeenNetwork.org/ esources/tip-sheet-know-your-audience/
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Tip Sheet: Opportunity Knocks

Date: October 1, 2008

With accurate information and adequate support, young people can make healthy and responsible decisions about having sex and using contraception. Adults can be most effective by providing the information and support needed to promote responsible decision-making in youth and help ensure transition to adulthood is safe and healthy. In addition to this tip sheet, a complete presentation design is available, for…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network & Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. (2010). Tip sheet: Opportunity knocks: Using teachable moments to convey safer sex messages to young people. Baltimore: Author.
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Tip Sheet: Referrals and Linkages to Youth-Friendly Health Care Services

Date: October 1, 2014

Youth-friendly health care services are those that attract young people, respond to their needs, and retain young clients for continuing care. Youth-friendly services are based on a comprehensive understanding of what young people want and need (rather than being based only on what providers believe youth need). Adolescents are often reluctant to seek health care…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2014). Tip Sheet: Referrals and linkages to youth-friendly health care services. Baltimore, Maryland: Garrido‐ Fishbein, M. & Banikya‐Leaseburg, M.
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