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Helping Teens Stay Healthy and Safe: Health Care, Birth Control, and Confidential Services (for Teens)

Date: November 10, 2006

The Helping Teens Stay Healthy and Safe series of brochures offers guidance to health care providers, teens (below), and parents of teens about ways they can deliver, receive, and support adolescents’ access to confidential contraceptive services. This brochure for teens teaches young people about confidential services and lets teens know how and what they can…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network & The Center for Adolescent Health & the Law. (2006). Helping Teens Stay Healthy and Safe: Health Care, Birth Control and Confidential Services (for Teens). DC: 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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Honoring LGBTQ+ People as Equal

Date: June 13, 2016

A Statement of Inclusion Healthy Teen Network declares it way past time to let go of fear of LGBTQ+ people once and for all and let love reign in its stead. Fear manifests itself in health and socioeconomic disparities among the LGBTQ+ population compared to their heterosexual peers, including in substance use, HIV disease, suicide,…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2016). Honoring LGBTQ People as Equal. Baltimore: Author.
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How the Affordable Care Act Improves Pregnant and Parenting Youth Access Health Care

Date: July 16, 2014

Webinar Slides, Audio, & Transcript: What Have You Done for Me Lately? How the Affordable Care Act Improves Expectant and Parenting Youth’s Access to Health Care The Affordable Care Act established a wide variety of provisions to increase Americans’ access to affordable, accessible, and high-quality health care. Designed as a webinar for OAH PAF grantees, this webinar…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2014). How the Affordable Care Act Improves Pregnant and Parenting Youth Access Health Care. Baltimore: Author.
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Improving Outcomes for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Date: October 14, 2014

An Environmental Scan of Services and Programs The George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) funded Healthy Teen Network to conduct a community assessment of the services and programs available for pregnant & parenting teens in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2014). Improving outcomes for pregnant and parenting teens: An environmental scan of services and programs. Baltimore: Author.
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Interpersonal Violence and Adolescent Pregnancy

Date: October 7, 2006

This reprinted report from the Center for Assessment and Policy Development (CAPD) and Healthy Teen Network by Sally Leiderman with Cari Almo examines the links between interpersonal violence and teen pregnancy.  It also explores the implications for practice and programs and offers possible next steps for the field.

Citation: Center for Assessment and Policy Development and Healthy Teen Network. (2006). Interpersonal Violence and Adolescent Pregnancy. Baltimore: Author.
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Keep It Simple

Date: October 14, 2014

Getting the Right Sexual Health Care Growing up isn’t easy. Navigating your sexual health isn’t easy either. But there are some things we can make simpler, like making sure  you know that you have the right to high quality sexual health care and that we care enough to help you get it. Check out the…

Citation: CAI, Healthy Teen Network, & National Campaign to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy. (2014). Keep it simple: Linking teens to sexual health care (motion graphic). Baltimore: Author.
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Keep It Simple: A Lesson in Linking Teens to Sexual Health Care Facilitator’s Guide

Date: October 1, 2013

The Keep It Simple: Linking Teens to Sexual Health Care lesson plan and accompanying video, or motion graphic, is designed to help link young men and women, ages 15-19, to trusted, “teen friendly” contraceptive and reproductive healthcare providers (also available in Spanish). Read more on this resource here.

Citation: Avellino, L., Eisler, A. (2013). Keep it simple: a lesson in linking teens to sexual health care. Atlanta, GA: CAI; Baltimore, MD: Healthy Teen Network.
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Keeping Pregnant and Parenting Students from Dropping Out: A Guide for Policymakers and Schools

Date: April 3, 2008

Providing better support for pregnant and parenting students is a critical step for schools to take in their efforts to reduce dropout rates. Graduating from high school improves pregnant and parenting teens’ chances of going on to further education and the workforce and avoiding poverty and/or the need to rely on public assistance. It also…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2008). Keeping Pregnant and Parenting Students from Dropping Out: A Guide for Policymakers and Schools. Baltimore: Author.
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Learning Walks: First Nations Community Health Source

Date: June 30, 2014

To uncover and share the invisible work behind the concrete and measurable deliverables, Healthy Teen Network conducted Learning Walks with three agencies. Learning Walk is a popular strategy used in the education field by which an external observer visits a community to document lessons learned, provide input to guide decision-making for future project funding, and gain understanding of the impact that…

Citation: Garrido, M., and Sedivy, V. (2014). Learning Walks: First Nations Health Source. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network.
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