UNDER THE CURRENTS

We shouldn’t even have to say this, but #stopthebans

Date: May 21st, 2019
By:

Gina Desiderio

When I started at Healthy Teen Network over 12 years ago, I learned about our organization’s history, how as NOAPP (or, the National Organization on Pregnancy and Parenting), we were founded to support professionals working with young people who are pregnant or parenting. We later added the third “P” for prevention (becoming NOAPPP), yet over…

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Spring > Winter

Date: May 16th, 2019
By:

Bob Reeg

It’s spring where I live. Flowers are blooming. Trees are blossoming. And here I am, writing a blog post during a pleasant, springtime #SexEdforAll month at the very moment that the Alabama state legislature and governor have enacted the least pro-choice state law in the nation. It feels like a #NoSexforAnyone Nor’easter has blown through…

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This Mamas Day, Remember to Celebrate Young Mothers!

Date: May 9th, 2019
By:

Gina Desiderio

We’ve often talked about problems that come along with a month previously recognized as “Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month,” and we couldn’t be more excited that May is now officially Sex Ed for All Month. Sex Ed for All is a more inclusive way to raise awareness for improving sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice…

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Why “Sex Ed for All”?

Date: May 1st, 2019
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Healthy Teen Network
Our Director of Innovation and Research, Dr. Genevieve Martínez-García, shares more on why Healthy Teen Network is #StandingStrong for #SexEdForAll, in this short video: Our society has a responsibility to support and empower young people to lead healthy and fulfilling lives, and that includes sexual lives. For too long, we’ve let the disease-prevention model monopolize…
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This Earth Day, Consider a Green Sex Ed

Date: April 22nd, 2019
By:

Nicholas Sufrinko

I have long maintained that sex education in the United States is too science-centric, too focused on “plumbing” and pathology. So, environmentalist sex education may seem like a curious thing for which to advocate. But let me explain. I come from a part of the country where entire communities were built from the exploitation of…

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The Professional Learning Standards for Sex Education Are Here!

Date: April 15th, 2019
By:

Valerie Sedivy

Have you ever wondered why we have student standards for sex education in schools, guidance for pre-service teachers, but no standards to help existing sex education teachers become more effective? We wondered that too, and that’s why we decided to serve on a team of training organizations to address this gap. Our team[i] is part…

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Because Where We Learn Matters

Date: April 2nd, 2019
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Today is National Healthy Schools Day, sponsored by Healthy Schools Network to raise awareness of issues of environmental health at school. Healthy Schools Network promotes reform in three core areas defining environmental health at school: Environmental public health services for children at risk or with suspected exposures at school. Child-safe policies for housekeeping and purchasing…

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Sexual & Reproductive Health Is a Social Justice Issue with Public Health Impacts #NPHW19

Date: March 28th, 2019
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Healthy Teen Network

Next week is National Public Health Week 2019, or #NPHW19, sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA). We believe that adolescent sexual and reproductive health is a social justice issue with public health impacts. These impacts are confounded by how and where youth live, learn, and play and require a holistic, or Youth 360⁰,…

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How to Prioritize Your Mental Health in College: Tips from a Senior

Date: March 21st, 2019
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Guest Blog Post by Arsha Pinson I never imagined how fun but challenging college would be, but now being in my final semester of undergrad, I can honestly say it’s been one of the best experiences of my youth. In college, students have many chances to meet new friends and figure out who they are.…

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5 Tips to Help Your Child Set Good Healthcare Habits

Date: March 14th, 2019
By:

Alex Eisler

The habits we develop when we’re young set the tone for our habits as adults. Many of us could improve how and when we go to the doctor…let’s face it: preventative care could save many people a lot of heartache. Get your child on the right track: Talk early and often about accessing health care.…

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