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Making Evidence-Based Sexual Health Education Work in Schools (MESHEWS)

Date: March 17, 2017

Making Evidence-Based Sexual Health Education Work in Schools (MESHEWS) is a companion to the PSBA-GTO manual, building on the PSBA-GTO process to reflect the unique needs of education agencies. In particular, it adds and tailors guidance related to the following tasks: Using data to select schools with students at disproportionate risk of teen pregnancy and…

Citation: Sedivy, V., Rolleri, L., and Lesesne, C. (2017). Making Evidence-Based Sexual Health Education Work in Schools: A Companion to the Promoting Science-Based Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Using the Getting to Outcomes (PSBA-GTO Manual) (MESHEWS). Baltimore, MD: Healthy Teen Network.
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Making Your Logic Model Work for You

Date: October 7, 2014

This one-page resource examines the ways a logic model supports your programming from start to finish and at various levels of your organization.

Citation: Eisler, A., Chilcoat, D. (2014). Making your logic model work for you. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network. www.HealthyTeenNetwork.org.
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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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No te compliques

Date: May 6, 2013

The ¡No te compliques! Facilitator’s Guide and accompanying video, or motion graphic, are designed to help link young men and women, ages 15-19, to trusted, “teen friendly” contraceptive and reproductive healthcare providers. Facilitator’s Guide and motion graphic are also available in English.

Citation: Avellino, L., Eisler, A., Chilcoat, D., Middleton, D., Gerka, M, & Get Loud!. (2013, May 6). No te compliques [Video file]. http://vimeo.com/65566325
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No te compliques! Conectando a adolescentes con servicios de salud sexual

Date: October 1, 2013

The ¡No te compliques! Facilitator’s Guide and accompanying video, or motion graphic, are designed to help link young men and women, ages 15-19, to trusted, “teen friendly” contraceptive and reproductive healthcare providers. Facilitator’s Guide and motion graphic are also available in English.

Citation: Avellino, L., Eisler, A. (2013). No te compliques: conectando a adolescentes con servicios de salud sexual. (G. Martínez-García, M. Garrido-Fishbein, Trans.) Healthy Teen Network: Baltimore. (Original work published 2013).
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Opportunity Knocks: Presentation

Date: October 6, 2009

A teachable moment is a situation where opportunity knocks and is a time at which a person, especially a child, is likely to be particularly disposed to learn something or particularly responsive to being taught or made aware of something.  With accurate information and adequate support, young people can make healthy and responsible decisions about…

Citation: Desiderio, G. & Shuman, S. (2009). Opportunity knocks: Using teachable moments to convey safer sex messages for young people: Presentation Design and Slides. Baltimore: Author.
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Picture Perfect: A Snapshot of What Helps Teen Families Grow & Thrive (Infographic)

Date: June 3, 2014

Pregnant and parenting teens are extremely motivated to offer their children a good life, and with the right supports, they can be successful adults and parents. Healthy Teen Network’s new infographic, “Picture Perfect: A Snapshot of What Helps Teen Families Grow & Thrive,” illustrates the diverse and unique needs teen parents have with growing up…

Citation: Gilmore, C., Eisler, A. (2014). Picture Perfect: A Snapshot of what helps teen families grow & thrive. Baltimore, Maryland: Healthy Teen Network. http://healthyteennetwork/resources/picture-perfect/
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Policy Platform to Promote Health and Success among Young Families

Date: March 31, 2009

A Policy Platform to Promote Health and Success among Young Families is the result of a yearlong process undertaken by Healthy Teen Network to identify the most pressing challenges facing young families today and the federal programs that are currently, or could be, responsive to those needs. Young families need access to the same types…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2009). A policy platform to promote health and success among young families. Baltimore: Author.
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Position Statement: Educational Equity for Young People Who Are Pregnant & Parenting

Date: September 11, 2017

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Healthy Teen Networks supports educational equity and systems of support that aid young people who are pregnant and parenting to complete high school. When pregnant and parenting youth graduate from high school, they have an increased chance of seeking post-secondary education and being workforce prepared, and they have a reduced chance of living in poverty…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Educational equity for young people who are pregnant or Parenting. Baltimore: Author.
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Position Statement: Health Promotion & The Social Determinants of Health

Date: September 20, 2017

Healthy Teen Network believes that health promotion, or a holistic approach we call Youth 360⁰, is the best way to achieve positive health and well-being outcomes for all youth. How and where youth live, learn, and play matters. Health promotion is an approach that enables people to increase control over and improve their health, while…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Health promotion & the social determinants of health. Baltimore: Author.
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