We areHealthy Teen Network
We believe every young person has the right to live their authentic sexuality.
That means making decisions about their own body and relationships—and feeling good doing it. Decisions about if, when, and how to parent—or not. And the freedom to become who they want to be.
And we see you—teachers and educators, counselors and clinicians, caring adults—helping them do this. Every day, providing honest, affirming care and education, and empowering the next generation to lead healthy, fulfilling lives.
At Healthy Teen Network, we know you do your best when you’re connected to great opportunities and resources—and with others working in sexual and reproductive health. We know the magic of this network, and it comes from you.
We tailor our services to help you…
From elearnings to tip sheets to infographics, we have the resources you want. Training and TA available online and in-person.
Step-by-step, we help you develop and improve quality programs and services to get the outcomes you want.
From apps to bots and so much more, we work with you to design human-centered products and share them with the world.
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Save the Date for #HealthyTeen23
October 2-4, 2023 | Portland, OR
This one is for you—the caregivers, teachers, and changemakers who give it all for today’s youth and the generations yet to come.
Care for yourself. Cultivate healing of the mind, body, and soul. Your resilience fuels resistance. When long-standing precedents fall and deep-rooted oppressions persist, you are the light that shines through the darkness.
At #HealthyTeen23, we will look to each other for inspiration and renewal. The stories we share will feed our hearts and grip our spirits. The wisdom we gain will guide our actions.
Together, we can transform what is heavy into more grounding. We can draw on the quiet strength that comes from a thousand yesterdays of strife and striving to remake the world today. For ourselves. For each other. For youth.
Take care and take action at #HealthyTeen23.
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Our Special Sauce
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Why We Do It
For a world where all young people lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
For you—because we’re better together.
Virtual and in-person…here’s what’s coming up next on our calendar.
More than Pronouns: Creating Affirming Spaces During Positive Prevention Plus
March 14, 2023
We all are learning, growing, and doing the best we can for our students. Navigating conversations in a sex ed class can be complex. “Am I using the most inclusive words for this lesson?” “Is there a way I can make students in my classroom feel affirmed in their gender and sexuality during our sex ed discussions?” “Gosh, I’d love time to practice using they/them pronouns!”
Join True You Maryland partner Alicia Miller, MPH, CHES, to learn about inclusive practices in sexuality education, practice inclusive language using concrete examples from a comprehensive, evidence-based sexuality education program (Positive Prevention Plus), and discuss with colleagues from across the state how they create affirming spaces for their students and what resources they rely on.
November 18-20, 2024
For over 40 years, our conference has been the only comprehensive annual national event to convene adolescent sexual and reproductive health professionals. Hundreds of conference attendees attend our apex capacity-building event each year. They come to strengthen their skills to implement evidence-based and innovative approaches and network with national colleagues to share lessons learned.
Save the date and join us in Pheonix, Arizona at the beautiful Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. Sign up to receive our emails and don’t miss important information about the call for proposals, award nominations, and when early bird registration opens!
October 2-4, 2023
We know youth-supporting professionals do their best when they’re connected to great opportunities and resources—and with others working in sexual and reproductive health. And when they are well-supported, we see more positive outcomes for the youth they serve. It’s why we have held this conference for more than 40 years.
Save the date and join us at the Hilton Portland Downtown located in Portland, Oregon. Sign up to receive our emails and don’t miss important information about the call for proposals, award nominations, and when early bird registration opens!
Discover the magic of the Network.