Activate Releases New Resources for Youth-Supporting Professionals

If your work touches the lives of young people, these resources are for you.

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January 27, 2021

W hen professionals have research-backed approaches handy, they can focus on what matters—encouraging young people to make healthy choices about their sexual and reproductive health. That’s why Activate— an initiative to translate research to practice, led by Child Trends in partnership with Chapin Hall and Healthy Teen Network, and funded by the Office of Population Affairs—creates and curates easy-to-use resources to help put essential research to practice.

The #ActivateCollective focuses on youth-supporting professionals who work on behalf of youth involved the child welfare system and/or justice systems, youth experiencing homelessness, and opportunity youth (youth who are out of work and out of school). In Activate’s initial needs assessment, youth-supporting professionals said they need research-informed, useful, and accessible resources (e.g., tools, trainings, and other job aids) to support their work in sexual and reproductive health.

The Activate team created its first set of resources based on focus areas identified in the needs assessment:

7 Tips for Youth-Supporting Professionals for Talking with Youth About Sexual and Reproductive Health

Wish List for Creating Resources to Help Youth-Supporting Professionals Address Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

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PHOTO CREDIT: “Youth In Health: Inclusive Stock Photography Collection. Adolescent Health Initiative. Heather Nash Photography. 2021”

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