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Engaging Community

Date: October 7, 2014

Collaborating to Leverage Funding & Resources: A Strategic Plan to Reduce Teen Births in Baltimore City Healthy Teen Network partnered with the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) and the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute and Center for Adolescent Health to develop a city-wide strategic plan to reduce teen births in Baltimore city. This collaboration generated…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2014). Engaging community: Collaborating to leverage funding and resources: A strategic plan to reduce teen births in Baltimore City. Baltimore: Author.
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Engaging Youth…On Their Turf: Creative Approaches to Connecting Youth through Community

Date: March 1, 2007

Healthy Teen Network believes it is the youth most disengaged from our usual systems of care and ultimately those most in need of positive messages and support. We believe it is our duty to find these young people and use any means possible to support their healthy development and transition to adulthood. We recognize the…

Citation: Kahn, A., Max, J., & Paluzzi, P. (2007). Engaging Youth… On Their Turf: Creative Approaches to Connecting Youth through Community. Washington, DC: Healthy Teen Network.
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Evaluation Readiness Assessment Guide

Date: January 1, 2000

Is Your Program Ready to Evaluate Its Effectiveness? A Guide to Program Assessment This guidebook was developed as an attempt to share the challenges we have encountered while evaluating programs participating in the National Urban Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (NUAPPP). Much of the material has been based on direct feedback from the NUAPPP participants.

Citation: 1. Sedivy V. (2000). Evaluation readiness assessment guide: Is your program ready to evaluate its effectiveness? Monograph published by Sociometrics Corporation and National Organization of Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention.
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Evidence-Based Interventions

Date: May 10, 2018

Evidence-Based Interventions (EBIs) describe a specific kind of programming that has been evaluated to show behavior change. EBIs can be a great way to expand or strengthen the programming you deliver in your community. In this interactive elearning module, explore what EBIs are, what makes them different from other kinds of programs, and learn some…

Citation: Eisler, A. (2018). Evidence-based interventions. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/evidence-based-interventions/
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Evidence-Based Resource Center

Date: October 4, 2016

The Healthy Teen Network Evidence-Based Resource Center provides you with a step-by-step guide to use evidence-based approaches to support your program and/or organizational outcomes. From planning to sustainability, you’ll find all the information to support your work. Enter the Evidence-Based Resource Center.

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2016). Evidence-based resource center. Baltimore: Author. http://healthyteennetwork.org/evidence
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Expectant and Parenting Students Provisions of the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177)

Date: July 7, 2015

Providing support for expectant and parenting students improves high school graduation rates. Expectant and parenting students are often highly motivated and hard-working, and many describe becoming a parent as a turning point in their lives. With the right support and encouragement from their schools, expectant and parenting students–and their children–can and will succeed. This is…

Citation: Bob Reeg. (2015). Expectant and Parenting Students Provisions of the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177). Baltimore: Author.
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Finding Common Ground: An Overview on Key Conservative Principles to Support Shared Goals for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

Date: September 14, 2017

A shifted landscape of new or strengthened power players (particularly those who lean conservative) at all levels of government, combined with threats to public health investments that our nation’s youth are facing, necessitates a reinvigorated call to public policy action by individuals and organizations that support youth and their families. This issue brief is a…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network.(2017). Issue brief: Finding common ground: An overview on key conservative principles to support shared goals for adolescent sexual & reproductive health. Baltimore: Author. www.healthyteennetwork.org/resource/finding-common-ground-issue-brief/
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Foster Youth Need Sex Ed, Too!: Addressing the Sexual Risk Behaviors of System-Involved Youth (Webinar Recording)

Date: January 26, 2017

All young people experience important developmental milestones on their path to becoming healthy adults, and while this time of change is full of promise, it can also be a time of increased vulnerability or risk. For system-involved youth (e.g., youth in child welfare or juvenile services), navigating this time of change can be fraught with…

Citation: Finigan-Carr, N. (2017, January 26). Foster youth need sex ed, too! Addressing the sexual risk behaviors of system-involved youth [Webinar]. Baltimore: Author. www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/foster-youth-need-sex-ed-too/
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Frequently Asked Questions about Science-Based Approaches

Date: October 1, 2008

In 2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Reproductive Health (CDC DRH) began funding a national project, Promoting Science-Based Approaches (PSBA) to promote science-based approaches in teen pregnancy, HIV, and STI prevention. The seven science-based approaches are examined in detail in this FAQ resource.

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2008). Frequently asked questions about science-based approaches. Baltimore: Author.
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Gaining Support for Teen Families: Mapping the Perceptual Hurdles


Healthy Teen Network, along with a National Advisory Group, and the FrameWorks Institute have completed Phase One of a two year effort dedicated to identifying and implementing new ways of talking about pregnant and parenting teens to gain support for this population.

Citation: Nall Bales, S. & O'Neil, M. (2008). Gaining Support for Teen Families: Mapping the Perceptual Hurdles. DC: Author.
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