Protect Your Rights: for youth who are pregnant and parenting

Date: June 23, 2020

Healthy Teen Network is a partner on Map 2 Success, a project of the Baltimore City Health Department and Maryland Department of Health, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services Pregnancy Assistance Fund. We created an infographic that explains Title IX and Maryland’s law regarding excused absences for pregnant and parenting students in simple language for…
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Press Release: Healthy Teen Network Joins Over 50 Organizations in Calling for LGBTQ+ Inclusive Sex education this Pride Month

Date: June 22nd, 2020

For Immediate Release Baltimore, MD --  Today, Healthy Teen Network is proud to join over 50 organizations across the country in demanding LGBTQ+ inclusive sex education for all young people in the United States. [Your organization name] is participating in a series of virtual events as part of the LGBTQ+ Inclusive Sex Education Week of…
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Press Release: Sex Education Collaborative Launches Website with Open Access Training Hub

Date: May 21st, 2020

For Immediate Release Baltimore, MD -- As remote learning continues for much of the country, members of the Sex Education Collaborative (SEC) have created a new online training hub with a wide variety of professional development offerings for sex educators and school administrators at The SEC envisions a world in which all young people’s…
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Vote Now! Amazon Alexa EdTech Challenge

Date: May 12th, 2020

Remember that Amazon EdTech Challenge we shared earlier? Well, we weren't able to share our skill live at SXSW Edu, but we still get to complete in the virtual challenge, and we need your help! Each finalist built an Alexa Skill with AWS. Now it's up to you to select and award the best skill.…
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Press Release: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Organizations Issue Call to Action for Sex Education

Date: May 4th, 2020

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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Sex Ed for All Month: Call to Action


This preamble and call to action were developed by partners at Advocates for Youth, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Power to Decide, SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change, and URGE as part of the larger Sex Ed For All Month coalition. This May, sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice partners will once again observe…

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Important Announcement from the Healthy Teen Network Board Chair

Date: April 30th, 2020

Dear Friends and Colleagues, On behalf of the Board of Directors and the staff at Healthy Teen Network, I would like to share the news that James B. Smith has announced his resignation as President and CEO of Healthy Teen Network. In his brief tenure with us at Healthy Teen Network, James has provided strategic…

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Mark your calendar! May is Sex Ed for All Month!

Date: April 21st, 2020

A few weeks from now, in the (almost) words of NSYNC: 🎶 It’s gonna be May! 🎶 As you might remember, last May, a group of national sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations launched the first-ever Sex Ed For All Month. And from that May forward, we voiced a collective commitment to observe…

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How to Talk About Dual Protection

Date: March 31, 2020

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? Designed for educators and clinicians, this elearning gives you the information and skills you need to address the increasing rates of STIs, whether you’re working in…
Citation: Dorval Hall, E., Sedivy, V. (2020). How to talk about dual protection. Healthy Teen Network.
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Healthy Teen Network Chosen as a Finalist for the Amazon Alexa EdTech Skills Challenge

Date: February 28th, 2020

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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