UNDER THE CURRENTS

Opportunity Knocks: Creating a Safe Space for Talking with Youth about Sex

Date: September 21st, 2012
By:

Gina Desiderio

This blog post is the second in of a three-part series (see also: Part 1, Part 3) highlighting Healthy Teen Network’s resources on using teachable moments to reach youth, through our Opportunity Knocks resources, including a fact sheet and pre-packaged, fully designed presentation, ready for you to use.  The Opportunity Knocks series is based on…

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Magical Thinking and Pregnancy Prevention

Date: August 28th, 2012
By:

Pat Paluzzi

“Magical thinking” is a type of causal reasoning or causal fallacy that looks for meaningful relationships of grouped phenomena between acts and events. Those of us who work in the field of teen and unplanned pregnancy prevention are quite familiar with the concept of magical thinking as it relates to our work.  Sexually active teens and…

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Vaccinating Against HPV, Preventing Cancer

Date: August 13th, 2012
By:

Deborah Chilcoat

Cancer. I don’t want my kids, your kids, or anyone’s kids to get cancer. Cancer destroys the body, the mind, and the spirit. Cancer strains families. Cancer costs society billions of dollars. Cancer caused by the human papillomavirus is preventable. Let me repeat that: Cancer caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) is preventable. The Centers…

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Sex Ed: A Tasteful Discourse

Date: August 9th, 2012
By:

Alex Eisler

Sexual health is important. So important that I—along with thousands of others—have devoted careers to it. I’m lucky I get to talk about it all… day… long. But what do we talk about when we talk about sexual health? STIs? Blood tests? Pap smears? Condoms? Not having it? Yup. That’s what we talk about,because it’s…

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Lisa’s Story, Part II

Date: August 8th, 2012
By:

Genevieve Martínez-García

If you missed Part I of Lisa’s story, you can read it here. Lisa was sad to see Pablo walk out of her life and little Angela’s. He did exactly what his dad did to him and what he said he would never do. After multiple fights and marital counseling sessions, he left their tiny…

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Lisa’s Story, Part I

Date: August 1st, 2012
By:

Genevieve Martínez-García

I want to tell you the story of a friend, of a mother, of a dreamer. Lisa* is the mother of a beautiful two- year old girl, Angela. Lisa’s husband selected the name. As if in the name, their lives would be blessed with the happiness, hope, and love they were looking for. Lisa was…

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Promoting an Inclusive Frame: 2012 Annual Report

Date: July 30th, 2012
By:

Pat Paluzzi

The 2012 Annual Report highlights three projects Healthy Teen Network accomplished, partnering with communities, schools, and youth: Digital Harbor Project: Prompted by youth demand, Healthy Teen Network partnered with a youth group to deliver sexual health education. Native Youth Project: Healthy Teen Network, with The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) and the Centers…

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Opportunity Knocks: Teachable Moments

Date: July 20th, 2012
By:

Gina Desiderio

This blog post is the first in a of three-part series (see also: Part 2, Part 3) highlighting Healthy Teen Network’s resources on using teachable moments to reach youth, through our Opportunity Knocks resources, including a fact sheet and pre-packaged, fully designed presentation, ready for you to use.  The Opportunity Knocks series is based on…

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Things to Do & Eat in Minneapolis

Date: July 3rd, 2012
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By Rachel Martin Obviously, the main things that draw people to Healthy Teen Network’s Annual National Conference are the skills-building workshops, informative roundtable sessions, access to the latest research and resources, unparalleled networking opportunities with peers from across the country, inspiring speakers, and more. This year’s setting of Minneapolis also has a lot to offer conference…

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Bricks, Mortar, and Community: The Foundations of Supportive Housing for Pregnant & Parenting Teens

Date: June 19th, 2012
By:

Gina Desiderio

Healthy Teen Network and Child Trends developed two resources on the core components of supportive housing—a resource defining and detailing what the core components include and a  report on findings from the field based on a national survey, phone interviews, and case studies. This blog post summarizes key points from these resources. Supportive Housing is…

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