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Supporting Young Fathers

Like young mothers, young fathers navigate both the stress of adolescence as well as new responsibilities that come with early parenthood. However, young men and especially young fathers in our society face unique challenges that impact their ability to achieve their life goals while simultaneously providing for their children.

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Public Policy Recommendation: Summary

Healthy Teen Network takes positions on public policies and public policy proposals of importance to adolescents, young adults, their families, and their communities. We organize our public policy recommendations in the topic areas of health promotion, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and support for young people who are pregnant or parenting. Summary of 2017 Public…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network (1 October 2017). Public policy recommendation: Summary. Baltimore: Author.
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HECAT Module 1: What Is the HECAT, and How Can It Help Me?

Access the first of 6 recorded mini-webinars here. These mini-webinars were designed as an introduction to (or refresher) to the HECAT, or Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT). Get the other 5 mini-webinars and handouts here.

Citation: Valerie Sedivy. (2014). HECAT Module 1: What Is the HECAT, and How Can It Help Me?. Baltimore: Author.
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Herramienta de Valoracion de Programas (TAC in Spanish)

The Tool to Assess the Characteristics of Effective Sex and STD/HIV Education Programs (TAC) gives communities the tools they need to select and implement the most effective pregnancy and STD prevention programs for youth. The TAC is designed to help practitioners assess whether curriculum-based programs have incorporated the common characteristics of effective programs. Knowing which…

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Young Families BDI Logic Model, Revised (Coming in 2018)

Healthy Teen Network is currently working to revise the original Resource Kit for Working with Young Families, developed in 2008. The revised logic model will be available in Spring 2018. Contact Gina Desiderio for more information.

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Protected: Thriving at the Intersection

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Citation: Martínez-García, G., Torres, L., Camacho, C., & Gleighert, H. (2018). Thriving at the intersection: Integrating social determinants of health and sexual health education to achieve positive outcomes for youth. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network. Available from: www.HealthyTeenNetwork.org/resources/youth360/thriving-intersection
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Mapping Programs that Serve Pregnant and Parenting Teens

There are many programs providing services to young parents, but they often occur at the local, rather than the state-level, and identifying what is available is challenging. This report summarizes findings gathered by Healthy Teen Network over a six month period to assess supports and services for young families on a national scale.

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2014). Mapping programs that serve pregnant and parenting teens in the US: Results and hurdles. Baltimore: Author.
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