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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: Working with School Health Advisory Committees (SHACs)

Date: November 14, 2016

A school health advisory committee (SHAC) is any group that advises on school health. SHACs might go by other names, such as “school health teams” or “wellness councils.” Often based at the district level (though sometimes at the school or state levels), these committees are not part of the administrative structure and have no legal…

Citation: Suggested Citation: Sedivy, V (2016). Tip sheet: Working with School Health Advisory Committees. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network.
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Position Statement: Human Trafficking

Date: October 24, 2016

Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues for young people as a resource to support your advocacy efforts. See more position statements here. Healthy Teen Network supports the development and delivery of resources and services for youth who are victims and survivors of human trafficking. Healthy Teen Network calls upon all organizations that…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2016). Position statement: Human trafficking. Baltimore: Author. Available from http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-human-trafficking/
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Position Statement: Sexual & Reproductive Health Services for Adolescent & Young Adult Men

Date: October 24, 2016

Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues for young people as a resource to support your advocacy efforts. See more position statements here. Healthy Teen Network believes that adolescent and young adult men (AYAM, or young men) deserve comprehensive sexuality education and optimal sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in order to achieve…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2016). Position statement: Sexual & reproductive health needs of adolescent & young adult men. Baltimore: Author. Available from http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-srh-ayam
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Public Policy Recommendation: Fully Fund Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

Date: October 24, 2016

2017 Public Policy Recommendation: Fully Fund Teen Pregnancy Prevention

See also: Our summary of Healthy Teen Network Public Policy Recommendations. (Download print version below.)     Topic:                  Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Subject:                  Teen Pregnancy Prevention Recommendation: Fully Fund Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs Congressional Action Request S. Senators: Persuade colleagues to include at least $137 million for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program and $50…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network (1 October 2017). Public policy recommendation: Fully fund Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs. Baltimore: Author.
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Public Policy Recommendation: Establish Comprehensive Sexuality Education Grant Programs

Date: October 24, 2016

See also: Our summary of Healthy Teen Network Public Policy Recommendations. (Download the print version below.)       Topic:                  Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Subject:                  Comprehensive Sexuality Education Recommendation: Enact the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act Congressional Action Request S. Representatives: Co-sponsor the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act (H.R. 3602). S. Senators:…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network (1 October 2017). Public policy recommendation: Establish comprehensive sexuality education grant programs. Baltimore: Author.
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Evidence-Based Resource Center

Date: October 4, 2016

The Healthy Teen Network Evidence-Based Resource Center provides you with a step-by-step guide to use evidence-based approaches to support your program and/or organizational outcomes. From planning to sustainability, you’ll find all the information to support your work. Enter the Evidence-Based Resource Center.

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2016). Evidence-based resource center. Baltimore: Author. http://healthyteennetwork.org/evidence
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Position Statement: Violence Prevention and Response Services for Youth Who Are Pregnant or Parenting

Date: June 22, 2016

Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues for young people as a resource to support your advocacy efforts. See more position statements here. We promote egalitarian norms that support healthy relationships, voluntary birth-planning, and non-violent means to deal with stress and conflict as integral approaches to reducing the prevalence of intimate partner violence…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2016). Position statement: Violence prevention and response services for expectant and parenting youth. Baltimore: Author.
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Position Statement: Sexuality Education

Date: June 22, 2016

Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues for young people as a resource to support your advocacy efforts. See more position statements here. This position statement details our belief that that all young people should receive, with unfettered access, comprehensive sexuality education. Sexuality education curricula delivered to all people should be based in…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2016). Position statement: Sexuality education. Baltimore: Author. Retrieved from www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-sexuality-education/
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Position Statement: Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Access

Date: June 22, 2016

Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues for young people as a resource to support your advocacy efforts.

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2016). Position statement: Youth sexual and reproductive health services access. Baltimore: Author. Retrieved from http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-youth-sexual-reproductive-health-services-access/
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