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Position Statement: Universal Right to Health Care

Date: September 21, 2017

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Healthy Teen Network maintains that health care is a universal human right, and by extension, a right all Americans should enjoy equitably. In the United States, the universal right to health care must be accomplished by ensuring that each American 1) can enter the nation’s healthcare system without any barrier of discrimination or other impediment…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Universal right to health care. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-universal-right-health-care/
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Position Statement: Violence Prevention and Response Services for Youth Who Are Pregnant or Parenting

Date: June 22, 2016

Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues for young people as a resource to support your advocacy efforts. See more position statements here. We promote egalitarian norms that support healthy relationships, voluntary birth-planning, and non-violent means to deal with stress and conflict as integral approaches to reducing the prevalence of intimate partner violence…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2016). Position statement: Violence prevention and response services for expectant and parenting youth. Baltimore: Author. Available fromhttp://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-violence-prevention-response-services-youth-pregnant-parenting
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Position Statement: Violence Prevention and Response Services for Youth Who Are Pregnant or Parenting

Date: June 22, 2016

We promote egalitarian norms that support healthy relationships, voluntary birth-planning, and non-violent means to deal with stress and conflict as integral approaches to reducing the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) among youth who are pregnant, expectant, and/or parenting. We support the development and delivery of resources and services specific to aiding young people who are…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2016). Position statement: Violence prevention and response services for expectant and parenting youth. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-violence-prevention-and-response-services-youth-pregnant-parenting
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Position Statement: Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Access

Date: June 22, 2016

We support access to the full range of sexual and reproductive health services for all youth. The service array should include comprehensive sexuality education; healthy relationship education; testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and human papillomavirus; the full range of contraceptive options; and full options counseling for pregnant girls and women.…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2016). Position statement: Youth sexual and reproductive health services access. Baltimore: Author. www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-youth-sexual-reproductive-health-services-access/
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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. www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-youth-friendly-services/
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Poverty Is Not Destiny and Pregnancy Is Not a Disease: Changing Our View of Adolescent Health (Webinar Recording)

Date: August 5, 2015

The frame with which we view issues affecting teen health and well-being defines our language and informs our responses.  When teen pregnancy is considered a disease that must be prevented, we think of interventions that affect individual behavior, and we think of teen pregnancy as an individual failure. This kind of thinking promotes a culture…

Citation: Paluzzi, P., Sedivy, V. (2015, August 5). Poverty is not destiny and pregnancy is not a disease [Webinar]. Baltimore: Author. www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/poverty-is-not-destiny/
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Preventing Teen Pregnancy Among Marginalized Youth

Date: September 8, 2008

Developing a Policy, Program, and Research Agenda for the Future Healthy Teen Network, with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, has long explored how to better meet the needs of marginalized youth and subsequently reduce their risk for early pregnancy and parenting. In 2008, a year-long effort included a review of the literature on…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2008). Preventing teen pregnancy among marginalized youth: Developing a policy, program, and research agenda for the future. Baltimore: Author.
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Privacy and Confidentiality for Adolescents Accessing Sexual and Reproductive Health Care

Date: May 10, 2018

Boost your knowledge on the basics of maintaining privacy and confidentiality for adolescents accessing sexual and reproductive health care. Learn as you follow the story of Kendall, a 16-year-old who visits her school-based health center. Members Only: Access this interactive elearning module, Privacy and Confidentiality, through Compass. Need a reminder on how to access members-only…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2018). Privacy and confidentiality for adolescents accessing sexual and reproductive health care. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/privacy-confidentiality-adolescents
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Promoting Healthy Teens

Date: October 2, 2007

This brochure focuses on the advantages of integrating HIV, STI, and pregnancy prevention education and services, tips for integrating a program or services, and HIV/pregnancy prevention resources.

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2007). Promoting healthy teens: Integrating HIV, STI, and teen pregnancy prevention education services. Baltimore: Author.
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Promoting Successful Transition from Foster/Group Home Settings to Independent Living among Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Date: October 4, 2005

Summary Report The summary report, “Promoting Successful Transition from Foster/Group Home Settings to Independent Living Among Pregnant and Parenting Teens,” generously supported by the Freddie Mac Foundation discusses the difficulties facing teenagers in foster care/group settings and the policy that surrounds it.

Citation: Max, J. & Paluzzi, P. (2005). Summary report: promoting successful transition from foster care to independent living. Baltimore: Author.
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