PRESS RELEASE: Lawsuits Filed to Stop Trump’s Rollback of Science-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Date: February 15th, 2018

Suits Come in Response to Trump Administration’s Arbitrary Termination of Program that Has Contributed to Dramatic Fall in Rates of Pregnancy among Teens For Immediate Release February 15, 2018 Washington DC— Today, nine local government, health care, and oversight organizations filed four lawsuits in federal courts in Washington, Maryland, and the District of Columbia challenging…

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Position Statement: Homelessness & Its Intersection with Sexual Behavior among Youth

Date: January 11, 2018

Healthy Teen Network maintains that housing is a universal human right, and by extension, a right all. Americans should enjoy equitably. Furthermore, we recognize the centrality of safe and stable housing to achieving whole health. Accordingly, we support policies, programs, and practices to ensure permanent, safe, and affordable housing for all as a matter of…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2018). Position statement: Homelessness and its intersection with sexual behavior among youth. Baltimore: Author.
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Position Statement: Youth-Friendly Services

Date: January 11, 2018

Healthy Teen Network maintains that for youth to enjoy their universal right to health care, health care services must be delivered to them in a manner that makes it easy and comfortable for them to seek out and receive the services they need. We consider health care services to be youth-friendly when they are confidential,…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2018). Position statement: Youth-friendly services. Baltimore: Author.
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Position Statement: Ensuring Equity for Youth by Affirming Young People Who Are Pregnant or Parenting

Date: January 11, 2018

A more just and equitable world supports and empowers all adolescents and young adults—including young people who are pregnant or parenting—to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. All young people deserve respect, appreciation, and acceptance for their individual strengths, talents, and potential. And all adolescents and young adults have a right to comprehensive, developmentally and culturally…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2018). Position statement: Ensuring equity for youth by affirming young people who are pregnant or parenting. Baltimore: Author.
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Please Let Us Know How to Improve a Resource for Young Families!

Date: November 2nd, 2017

It’s been almost 10 years since Healthy Teen Network shared our BDI Logic Model for Working with Young Families Resource Kit, and we are updating it to keep it relevant. If you have used this resource in the past and would like to provide feedback to inform the update, please complete this short survey. In…

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Take Action: Urge Members of Congress to Save the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program!

Date: October 12th, 2017

Who? You Your allies (e.g., co-workers, Board, members, volunteers, partners, etc.) to Members of Congress The U.S. Representative or Representatives that represent the geographic service area of your organization The two U.S. Senators in each state of your organization’s geographic service area. The U.S. Representative representing the city/town where you live and the two U.S.…

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2016 Annual Report

Date: October 2, 2017

Reflecting Back & Looking Forward: A Commitment to Evidence & Innovation We’ve made great strides in the past decade, and teen births in the U.S. are at an all-time low. A number of factors have contributed to this downward trend, most significantly declines in the number of teens who have ever had sex, and among…

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URGENT Take Action: Urge Senators to Save the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program!

Date: September 5th, 2017

The Risk If you have been following news from Healthy Teen Network, our ally organizations, and news media, you may be under the impression that the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) is “dead” due to the Trump Administration’s notice to TPPP grantees earlier this summer to end their projects by June 2018, two years earlier…

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Submit Your Manuscript Now! Special Issue of American Journal of Sexuality Education

Date: August 25th, 2017

The American Journal of Sexuality Education and Healthy Teen Network are pleased to announce a SPECIAL ISSUE of the journal! Blending the journal’s rich history in  publishing cutting edge peer reviewed research and scholarly commentary on sexuality education with Healthy Teen Network’s leadership in addressing the social determinants of adolescent sexual and reproductive health, we…

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Calling All Storytellers

Date: August 15th, 2017

Social Norms & Culture is just around the corner, and we are excited to announce two storytelling opportunities during conference!   Stoop Storytelling: Call for Storytellers Healthy Teen Network, in collaboration with The Stoop Storytelling Series, invites you to submit your personal story for this interactive session about unconscious bias on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. The Stoop…

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