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Case Studies: What Does It Take to Implement Quality Sexual Health Education?

Date: May 24, 2018

In 2013, the Division of Adolescent School Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC DASH) awarded 17 Local Education Agencies (LEA) funding to strengthen sexual health education in their schools, as part of their efforts to reduce HIV and other STI. Funded partners were charged with providing guidance, materials and professional development…

Citation: Sedivy, V., & Rolleri, L. (2018). What does it take to implement quality sexual health education: Case studies of three local education agencies. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network.
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Privacy and Confidentiality for Adolescents Accessing Sexual and Reproductive Health Care

Date: May 10, 2018

Boost your knowledge on the basics of maintaining privacy and confidentiality for adolescents accessing sexual and reproductive health care. Learn as you follow the story of Kendall, a 16-year-old who visits her school-based health center. Members Only: Access this interactive elearning module, Privacy and Confidentiality, through Compass. Need a reminder on how to access members-only…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2018). Privacy and confidentiality for adolescents accessing sexual and reproductive health care. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/privacy-confidentiality-adolescents
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Serving Everyone: Providing Sexual and Reproductive Health Services to LGBTQ+ Youth

Date: May 10, 2018

What can be done to ensure youth who identify as LGBTQ+ are being treated with respect and dignity by health center staff and providers while receiving sexual and reproductive health services? Tons! Review some LGBTQ+ language, meet Aliyah and Jamell, two adolescents who identify as LGBTQ+, and start action planning! Members Only: Access this interactive…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2018). Serving everyone: Providing sexual and reproductive health services to LGBTQ+ youth. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/serving-everyone
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Unlocking the Secrets of Classroom Management

Date: May 10, 2018

Explore essential classroom management techniques for the sex education classroom. You’ll take a peek at a few different kinds of sex education classrooms, as well as number of challenging behaviors and some techniques to address them. Finally, you’ll reflect on how we might implement these techniques in our own classrooms. Members Only: Access this interactive…

Citation: Chilcoat, D. & Sufrinko, N. (2018). Unlocking the secrets of classroom management. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/unlocking-secrets-classroom-management
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Building Support for Sex Education in Schools: Communications and Messaging Strategies

Date: May 10, 2018

This mini-course will help you learn what motivates (and doesn’t motivate) people to listen to your messages about the value of sex education.  You’ll practice building effective messages by working through real-world scenarios using evidence-based communication techniques. Members Only: Access this interactive elearning module, Building Support for Sex Ed in Schools, through Compass. Need a…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2018). Building support for sex education in schools: Communications and messaging strategies. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/building-support-sex-ed-schools/
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Evidence-Based Interventions

Date: May 10, 2018

Evidence-Based Interventions (EBIs) describe a specific kind of programming that has been evaluated to show behavior change. EBIs can be a great way to expand or strengthen the programming you deliver in your community. In this interactive elearning module, explore what EBIs are, what makes them different from other kinds of programs, and learn some…

Citation: Eisler, A. (2018). Evidence-based interventions. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/evidence-based-interventions/
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Generate My Healthy Future Plan: Group Activity Planning Guide, Templates

Date: January 25, 2018

We’ve made it easy for you to host your own group activity in your community and have youth generate their healthy future plans! Download this ZIP file of templates to accompany the Group Activity. See Generate My Healthy Future or the  Group Activity Planning Guide for more information.

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Comparison of 2018 & 2017 PAF FOA (Table)

Date: January 23, 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH) announced on January 12, 2018 the Anticipated Availability of Funds for Support for Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers, and Their Families (AH-SP1-18-001). These grant funds are being made available through the Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) program. Previous…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2018). Comparison of 2018 & 2017 Pregnancy Assistance Funding Opportunity Announcements. Baltimore: Author.
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Position Statement: Homelessness & Its Intersection with Sexual Behavior among Youth

Date: January 11, 2018

Healthy Teen Network maintains that housing is a universal human right, and by extension, a right all. Americans should enjoy equitably. Furthermore, we recognize the centrality of safe and stable housing to achieving whole health. Accordingly, we support policies, programs, and practices to ensure permanent, safe, and affordable housing for all as a matter of…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2018). Position statement: Homelessness and its intersection with sexual behavior among youth. Baltimore: Author. www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-homelessness-intersection-sexual-behavior/
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Position Statement: Ensuring Equity for Youth by Affirming Young People Who Are Pregnant or Parenting

Date: January 11, 2018

A more just and equitable world supports and empowers all adolescents and young adults—including young people who are pregnant or parenting—to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. All young people deserve respect, appreciation, and acceptance for their individual strengths, talents, and potential. And all adolescents and young adults have a right to comprehensive, developmentally and culturally…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2018). Position statement: Ensuring equity for youth by affirming young people who are pregnant or parenting. Baltimore: Author. www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-affirming-young-people-pregnant-parenting/
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