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LGBTQ+-Who? | Game & Presentation

Date: April 19, 2017

Healthy Teen Network High School Intern Hannah Murray created this presentation and game to help viewers and participants learn more about the LGBTQ+ community. A short Prezi presentation (below), titled LGBTQ+ – Who?!, outlines basic-yet-important information about gender, sexual identity, and the critical need to better meet the needs of LGBTQ+ youth, generally. The presentation includes a…

Citation: Murray, Hannah. (2017). LGBTQ+ who? Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network.
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Making Evidence-Based Sexual Health Education Work in Schools (MESHEWS)

Date: March 17, 2017

Making Evidence-Based Sexual Health Education Work in Schools (MESHEWS) is a companion to the PSBA-GTO manual, building on the PSBA-GTO process to reflect the unique needs of education agencies. In particular, it adds and tailors guidance related to the following tasks: Using data to select schools with students at disproportionate risk of teen pregnancy and…

Citation: Sedivy, V., Rolleri, L., and Lesesne, C. (2017). Making Evidence-Based Sexual Health Education Work in Schools: A Companion to the Promoting Science-Based Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Using the Getting to Outcomes (PSBA-GTO Manual) (MESHEWS). Baltimore, MD: Healthy Teen Network.
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Youth 360°, Explained

Date: February 14, 2017

We promote a unique and holistic perspective—Youth 360°—to improve the health and well-being of young people. How and where youth live, learn, and play matters: we know social determinants of health are mostly responsible for health inequities and disparities. This short resource succinctly explains the Youth 360° approach.

Citation: Desiderio, Gina. (2017). Youth 360° Explained. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network
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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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Youth-Friendly Services Assessment Tool and Guide

Date: November 15, 2016

This resource includes an interactive tool, including a guide and complete bibliography, to help you assess if your clinic delivers services in a youth-friendly way. Offering youth-friendly services means that clinical services are provided in a way that makes it easy and comfortable for youth to seek out and receive the services they need. Key…

Citation: Appelson, J., & Garrido, M. (2016). Youth-friendly services self-assessment tool. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network.
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Tip Sheet: Gender, Sexuality, & Inclusive Sex Education

Date: November 14, 2016

Assuming someone’s gender identity or sexual orientation based on how they look, assuming that all young people are only attracted to the “opposite” gender, teaching that there are only opposite genders (boys and girls, and ignoring others). These are all examples where sex education may make youth of different identities, genders, or orientations not feel…

Citation: Cortes, N., Eisler, A., & Desiderio, G. (2016). Tip sheet: Gender, sexuality, and sex education. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network.
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Tip Sheet: Working with School Health Advisory Committees (SHACs)

Date: November 14, 2016

A school health advisory committee (SHAC) is any group that advises on school health. SHACs might go by other names, such as “school health teams” or “wellness councils.” Often based at the district level (though sometimes at the school or state levels), these committees are not part of the administrative structure and have no legal…

Citation: Suggested Citation: Sedivy, V (2016). Tip sheet: Working with School Health Advisory Committees. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network.
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Position Statement: Human Trafficking

Date: October 24, 2016

Healthy Teen Network supports the development and delivery of resources and services for youth who are victims and survivors of human trafficking. Healthy Teen Network calls upon all organizations that interact with youth, including hospitals, health centers, law enforcement agencies, child welfare agencies, juvenile justice authorities, youth-supporting organizations, and schools to screen youth to assess…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2016). Position statement: Human trafficking. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-human-trafficking/
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Position Statement: Sexual & Reproductive Health Services for Adolescent & Young Adult Men

Date: October 24, 2016

Healthy Teen Network believes that adolescent and young adult men (AYAM, or young men) deserve comprehensive sexuality education and optimal sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in order to achieve whole health. SRH services should be designed and delivered with consideration for young men. While young men may enjoy many privileges and opportunities by virtue…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2016). Position statement: Sexual & reproductive health needs of adolescent & young adult men. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-srh-ayam
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Public Policy Recommendation: Fully Fund Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

Date: October 24, 2016

2017 Public Policy Recommendation: Fully Fund Teen Pregnancy Prevention

See also: Our summary of Healthy Teen Network Public Policy Recommendations. (Download print version below.)     Topic:                  Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Subject:                  Teen Pregnancy Prevention Recommendation: Fully Fund Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs Congressional Action Request S. Senators: Persuade colleagues to include at least $137 million for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program and $50…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network (1 October 2017). Public policy recommendation: Fully fund Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs. Baltimore: Author.
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