Volt Resources for Youth-Supporting Professionals & Other Caring Adults
Volt is a Healthy Teen Network initiative to generate energy around adolescent and young adult men’s (AYAM) health and well-being. Volt seeks to increase AYAM knowledge on, access to and utilization of primary care, sexual and reproductive, and other health services. Read more about the initiative here.
Healthy Teen Network developed the materials for adolescent and young men, parents and caring adults (such as coaches, mentors, pastors, and youth workers), and youth-supporting professionals. The materials will position AYAM themselves and the adults who support them to improve young people’s knowledge in 20 health subjects and increase their access to and utilization of health care services.
The Volt resource suite includes:
- Generate My Healthy Future Plan, a health assessment and planning tool for AYAM;
- Facilitator Guide, a companion guide for parents and caring adults
- Health Educator Resource and Opportunity (HERO) Guide and additional educational and training materials for health professionals
- AYAM Focus Group Facilitator Guide to support organizations that wish to learn more about the health and wellness concerns of the AYAM
- Webinar recording and slides on available resources, for health professionals
- Promotional poster encouraging AYAM to take charge of their health and pointing them to Volt’s products for youth
- Promotional postcard for parents and caring adults to direct them to Volt resource
- Webpages designed for AYAM, parents and caring adults, and youth-supporting professionals
Volt resources are available—for widespread use and without charge—at www.HealthyTeenNetwork.org/Volt.
Support dissemination of Volt with our ready-made, easy to use media kit, complete with sample announcements and social media posts.
Volt is made possible (in part) by an independent grant from Merck.
Related Products from Collaborating Partners
The 2015 Volt project was part of a larger collaboration with the Partnership for Male Youth, the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), and the School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA), and each agency’s project was an independent educational grant from Merck & Co.