UNDER THE CURRENTS

Press Release: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Organizations Issue Call to Action for Sex Education

Date: May 4th, 2020
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For Immediate Release Over 180 Groups Kick Off #SexEdForAll Month with Information, Events, and a Video Challenge Baltimore, MD—May is Sex Ed for All Month, an initiative spearheaded by a coalition of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations committed to ensuring all young people have access to the education and health care they…
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5 Tips for Your Sexual Health During COVID-19

Date: April 23rd, 2020
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Ella Dorval Hall
You may be a young person or adult experiencing these thoughts. Or you are the partner, parent, or caregiver of someone feeling this way. How do you support yourself or loved ones with this? COVID-19 may be making all sorts of relationships challenging, but particularly our sexual relationships. Here are five resources (for both young…
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Coronavirus and the Lack of Access to Abortion

Date: April 16th, 2020
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Minyan Watson-Faulkner
During the COVID-19 crisis, I have heard so many different things around what is essential or non-essential. This categorization spans from which employees should still go to work, what businesses can remain open, which daily activities are important enough for you to leave your house, and even which medical procedures people are allowed to have.…
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New Elearning Now Available! How to Talk About Dual Protection

Date: April 9th, 2020
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Have you seen the rising rates of STIs and falling rates of pregnancy? Do you know how to respond to a young person who is resistant to using condoms? Research shows that pregnancy rates are decreasing and STI rates are increasing. Many young people are using contraceptive methods like implants and IUDs, also called Long-Acting…
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Catching Up with Design Vagabonds

Date: March 30th, 2020
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Healthy Teen Network

This week, Power to Decide featured our staff on their website with an update on the Design Vagabonds Innovation Next Team. Now in its fifth year, and with funding from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Population Affairs, Innovation Next is a unique accelerator program aimed at redefining adolescent sexual health through a focus on…

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Help Young People Make a Game Plan for Their Health with Volt20

Date: March 26th, 2020
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Healthy Teen Network

Looking for a way to engage the young people you work with while maintaining social distancing? Consider using Volt20 to help them create a game plan for their health. Volt20 helps youth think about their lives, decide what they like about their lives right now, what they wish were different, and plan for a healthy future. With Volt20, adolescents…

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Professional Development You Can Do While Social Distancing

Date: March 19th, 2020
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Gina Desiderio
Stuck inside? I know, I know...most of us are indeed stuck inside, doing the best we can to keep up with life while social distancing ourselves. Email after email, we see the cancelations or postponements for our conferences, trainings, and other events. If you find yourself with some extra time now that your on-site professional…
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Influencers are leading the online sex ed revolution!

Date: March 13th, 2020
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Genevieve Martínez-García

Sex education is everywhere—in schools, in clinics, in places of faith, and of course on your screen. Sex ed in digital spaces has grown tremendously over the last ten years thanks to the easy access to production tools (for content developers) and mobile devices and WiFi connectivity (for consumers), but also due to the lack…

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Let’s See: Pulse Short-Term Impact Results

Date: March 6th, 2020
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Authors: Elizabeth Cook, Research Scientist from Child Trends and Nick Sufrinko and Mila Garrido, Healthy Teen Network From 2016 to 2019, Child Trends conducted a randomized control trial with 2,317 young women to evaluate the impact of Pulse. Pulse is a web-based mobile app intervention, developed by Healthy Teen Network, that provides comprehensive, medically accurate…
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Healthy Teen Network Chosen as a Finalist for the Amazon Alexa EdTech Skills Challenge

Date: February 28th, 2020
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By Milagros Garrido and Genevieve Martínez-García Update, March 16, 2020: What’s Happening with the Alexa Challenge? We were so excited to have been selected as a finalist for the Amazon Alexa EdTech Skills Challenge, but with the coronavirus pandemic and the need for social distancing, SXSW Edu has been postponed. Organizers are still exploring options for…
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