UNDER THE CURRENTS

Interview with a Teen Mom: Sophonie’s Story

Date: June 19th, 2018
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On June 1, 2018, Sophonie Celestin graduated from high school in Seaford, Delaware. She walked across the stage, wearing her cap and gown, as her  daughter, S’vanna, watched. Sophonie is a success: she accomplished her goals to finish high school on time and be the best mom she could be to her now 2-year old…

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#ShowUsYourBlue

Date: June 14th, 2018
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Allison Tomai Felsen

Did you know June is Men’s Health Month? This month there is heightened awareness on preventable health problems, early detection, and treatment of diseases impacting men and boys. The month also coincides with Men’s Health Week (June 11-17), a special awareness period created by Congress, and the #ShowUsYourBlue campaign on June 15 where men and…

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Serving Everyone: Providing Sexual and Reproductive Health Services to LGBTQ+ Youth

Date: June 7th, 2018
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When providing sexual and reproductive health services, it is critical to be patient-centered. In honor of June as LGBTQ Pride month, here are some quick tips to remember: Avoid making assumptions about young people’s identities, bodies, or behaviors. Use inclusive language, such as gender neutral pronouns (e.g., “they”)). Use language that describes the anatomy itself,…

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Crush Is Sex Ed for Real Life

Date: May 31st, 2018
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Healthy Teen Network
We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of a new digital tool: Crush (in English and Spanish: MyCrush.org and MiCrush.org). Healthy Teen Network partnered with MetaMedia Training International, Inc. to develop the first and only smartphone-based digital tool proven effective at increasing young women’s sense of control to make decisions regarding their sexual behavior.…
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Keys to Implementing High-Quality Sexual Health Education in Schools

Date: May 24th, 2018
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Valerie Sedivy

Lessons from Three School Districts I recently had the opportunity to spend time with three diverse school districts to find out how they were managing to help their schools implement high-quality sexual health education, despite the many obstacles that often make it hard to teach this topic. These districts received funding from Centers for Disease…

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#NoGagRule

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Pat Paluzzi

Healthy Teen Network stands in solidarity with the eight women’s health care associations who issued a joint statement opposing the recent threats to Title X services.  The Trump Administration’s proposal to extend the international ‘gag’ rule banning clinicians working in federally funded clinics from offering full options counseling to domestic Title X clinic patients is…

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What Makes It “Evidence-Based”?

Date: May 11th, 2018
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Alex Eisler

Many of us are familiar with the term “evidence-based intervention” or “evidence-based program.” But for many others, especially those who are new to our field, this can be an unfamiliar term. “Evidence-based interventions,” or “EBIs,” describe a specific kind of programming that has been evaluated to show behavior change. EBIs can be a great way…

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Embracing Your Voice

Date: April 30th, 2018
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Allison Tomai Felsen

On this last day of April, also recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, it’s a good time to reflect on the facts about sexual violence and how each of us can make a difference. This year, Sexual Assault Awareness Month is celebrating its 17th anniversary with the theme “Embrace Your Voice” to inform individuals on how…

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Take Your Child to Work Day at Healthy Teen Network

Date: April 26th, 2018
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Healthy Teen Network

Today, we had 7 of our staff’s children join us for Take Your Child to Work Day. The kids started off with some scheduled activities, but then they started making their own agenda. They had a meeting, and they created a spy mission to solve the mystery of what happened to the training toy stress…

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A Ray of Light for Reproductive Health #StandingStrong

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Pat Paluzzi

Healthy Teen Network is thrilled to be among the litigants who challenged what has been proven to be an unlawful early termination of millions of dollars in teen pregnancy prevention funding. The three wins in less than a week provide a ray of light in what has been a dark time for reproductive health and…

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