UNDER THE CURRENTS

How Would You Score? Assessing for Characteristics of Effective Curricula

Date: June 11th, 2014
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Valerie Sedivy

If you work with schools to provide teen pregnancy, HIV, and/or STI programming, you may already know that many schools and districts use the Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) to select and adapt curricula. For those of you less familiar with yet another acronym for our field: The HECAT stands for Health Education Curriculum…

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Spotlight on Young Fathers

Date: June 5th, 2014
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When it comes to teen parenting, too often young fathers are left out of the conversation. Any time is the right time to make sure that teen fathers’ rights, needs, and roles are considered, but with Father’s Day right around the corner, the time is ideal to shine a spotlight on these resources from Healthy…

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Empowering Youth: Barbara Huberman

Date: May 19th, 2014
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Healthy Teen Network mourns the loss of a true advocate for youth, Barbara Huberman. Saturday, May 17, 2014, Barbara passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, after battling cancer. A legend in the field of adolescent sexual and reproductive health, Barbara dedicated her career, over a 50-year span, to empowering youth to lead…

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#NoTeenShame: A Universal Goal

Date: May 15th, 2014
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Guest Blog Post by Natasha Vianna #NoTeenShame is a movement and a campaign serving as the public voice on the issue of teen pregnancy and the unnecessary stigmatization of teen parents. Created by a group of seven young mothers across the country—some of whom have never met in person–#NoTeenShame believes no young person should be shamed for…

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The Importance of an Inclusive Youth 360° Message for Adolescent Health & Well-Being

Date: May 8th, 2014
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Pat Paluzzi

Statement from Healthy Teen Network on the Observance of the National Month to Prevent Teen Pregnancy As Healthy Teen Network participates in the 13th annual observance of the National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, we are encouraged by the news that rates of pregnancies and births to United States youth below age 20 have declined over…

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Full Circle, Youth 360°: An Inclusive Approach to Achieve Better Outcomes for Youth

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Pat Paluzzi

A few years ago, Healthy Teen Network interviewed several teen parents. Hearing their experiences highlights the complexity of factors and situations that affect their health and well-being. Uniqwa speaks on education, sharing how support services that helped her find child care and transportation allowed her to successfully complete school. Lisette recognizes the importance of supporting teen…

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Picture Perfect: A Snapshot of What Helps Teen Families Grow & Thrive

Date: May 7th, 2014
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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 and…

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CDC and OPA Release New Recommendations for Quality Family Planning Services–Attend the National Launch Webinar to Learn More

Date: May 6th, 2014
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Gina Desiderio

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have released new recommendations outlining how to provide quality family planning (QFP) services , addressing services including contraceptive services, pregnancy testing and counseling, basic infertility services, preconception health services, and…

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Teens and Social Media: Keeping Up and Learning More

Date: May 2nd, 2014
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Healthy Teen Network

Keeping up with what social media platforms teens use and how they use them can be a time-consuming activity. One thing is for sure, though—for most teens, social media and other forms of digital communication are a daily part of life. The body of data on social media use among teens continues to grow, but…

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Providing Youth-Friendly Clinical Services the “Rights” Way: 5 Tips

Date: April 23rd, 2014
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Mousumi Banikya-Leaseburg

Those interested in the topic of youth-friendly clinical services are perhaps well-versed on what constitutes such services. Healthy Teen Network has certainly covered this topic extensively through our blog, webinar, on-site training, and technical assistance. Youth-friendly services include convenient location and hours, affordable fees, friendly staff competent clinicians, comprehensive services, and community support, among others.…

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