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This Year, We’re Thankful for our Team

This Year, We’re Thankful for our Team

With so much uncertainty these last few years, we're thankful for our staff and being able to get together in-person again.November 29, 2022We know that these last few years haven't been easy. We've collectively adapted to pandemic life, shifting our work to adapt to...

Daring to Dream at #HealthyTeen22

Daring to Dream at #HealthyTeen22

Thank you for daring to dream with us in Miami!November 4, 2022During our staff meeting before the conference, we asked everyone to share one thing they were excited about for this year’s conference. Every single person mentioned they were excited to be together, in...

Picture it, Miami 2022.

Picture it, Miami 2022.

Check out the sights and bites on our Must-Do list while we’re at #HealthyTeen22. By Shanise Taylor October 3, 2022Miami is not only the setting for one of pop culture’s favorite television shows, Golden Girls; it’s also the setting for the #HealthyTeen22, our 43rd...

Get Ready for Our Staff Sessions at #HealthyTeen22

Get Ready for Our Staff Sessions at #HealthyTeen22

This is only a sneak peak of our incredible line-up of some of our conference sessions; you’ll just have to join us in Miami for #HealthyTeen22 to get the full experience! September 23, 2022We’re counting down the days to #HealthyTeen22 in Miami. While we may not be...

Intern Spotlight: Welcome, Mariam!

Intern Spotlight: Welcome, Mariam!

We’re excited to have Mariam Delgado join our team as a Graphic Design Intern! September 19, 2022Mariam Delgado is a bright designer looking to make an impact in the sexual and reproductive health field! We were drawn to the work in her digital portfolio: she uses...

imi to Receive 2022 Healthy Teen Network Innovation Award

imi to Receive 2022 Healthy Teen Network Innovation Award

imi is an innovative free, digital tool designed with and for LGBTQ+ youth explore and affirm their identity and learn to cope with stress...and it’s proven effective! August 26, 2022Healthy Teen Network is pleased to announce imi as winner of the 2022 Innovation...

Grab Your Sunscreen & Get Ready for #HealthyTeen22

Grab Your Sunscreen & Get Ready for #HealthyTeen22

 Welcome back, friends. And welcome to Miami. March 3, 2022In just two years’ time, the world was made anew. We reinvented the ways we live, the ways we love, the ways we learn, and the ways we work. As we enter this new time for humanity, let’s come together to make...

Quick Tips for Effective Presentations

Quick Tips for Effective Presentations

Straight from our trainers, these presentation tips will set you up for a fabulous presentation February 24, 2022You could say we’ve done this a few times. As a capacity-building organization, our staff are well versed in how to give an effective presentation. Here...

Reflections on #HealthyTeen21

Reflections on #HealthyTeen21

We encourage you to think about what fills your cup and how we can reset the balance in order to show up for our young people.By Janet Max, MPH, CHES October 28, 2021We were so happy to have such amazing attendees with us for #HealthyTeen21. Whether a conference...

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Virtual Conferences

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Virtual Conferences

I’ve asked our team members at Healthy Teen Network what they do to get in the groove of virtual conferences and their answers may shock you! By Mariah CowsertOctober 12, 2021Have you attended a virtual conference during the pandemic and found yourself more distracted...

#HealthyTeen21 Is Almost Here!

#HealthyTeen21 Is Almost Here!

Not just another virtual event...get the PD you want, succinctly but concretely, with clear action steps to put content in practice.August 26, 2021#HealthyTeen21 is not about revisiting what people have done in the past; it is about taking a leap into the future of...

Un/Filtered: Highlights from #HealthyTeen20

Un/Filtered: Highlights from #HealthyTeen20

Now is the time to talk to youth about sex and technology.December 11, 2020 From sexting to dating apps, young people are connected to technology and digital media more than ever, and this connectivity is helping shape their virtual and physical relationships with...

Power to Decide Recognized with Youth 360º Innovation Award

Power to Decide Recognized with Youth 360º Innovation Award

Power to Decide is on the forefront of leveraging technology to support young people's connection to sexual health services.November 16, 2020Healthy Teen Network is pleased to announce Power to Decide as winner of the 2020 Youth 360º Innovation Award. (Learn more...

Sheila VanWert Recognized with Outstanding Former Teen Parent Award

Sheila VanWert Recognized with Outstanding Former Teen Parent Award

In honor of Sheila's  dedication to others and using her own life experience to make a difference in the worldNovember 16, 2020Healthy Teen Network is pleased to announce Sheila VanWert, BSW, MS, as the Outstanding Former Teen Parent Awardee. (Learn more about...

It’s Almost Here…#HealthyTeen20

It’s Almost Here…#HealthyTeen20

Dating apps, sexting, user-generated media, sex toys powered by AI, viral memes, porn…and so much more. Ready to talk about sexuality in the connected age? By Janet Max, MPH, CHES By Rhoda Smith, Board ChairNovemeber 13, 2020Back in 2019 (was that only last year?),...

What’s the Deal with Porn?

What’s the Deal with Porn?

We know young people are watching porn. But, what are they learning from it? How can sex ed equip young people to make informed decisions about the porn they watch?August 27, 2020Bring up pornography in any conversation, and you may just get an awkward silence…bring...

#HealthyTeen20 Is Going Virtual!

#HealthyTeen20 Is Going Virtual!

This year, our theme represents a very clear need to understand how our field is reaching those we serve and how teens are using technology to connect to the world around them.Janet Max, MPH, CHES September 22, 2020J oin Us Online for Un/Filtered: Sexuality in the...

Why do we NEED to talk about technology and sexuality?

Why do we NEED to talk about technology and sexuality?

We need to update our sex ed to address more questions about sexuality, including the role of technology.By Ella Dorval Hall January 30, 2020How are young people using technology to tend to their sexuality? How is technology shaping young peoples’ intimacy? And how do...

Why Are Youth Watching Porn and What Are They Learning from It?

Why Are Youth Watching Porn and What Are They Learning from It?

It is important to prepare youth with the skills to assess the world they interact with and porn literacy can be a valuable tool.By Ella Dorval Hall November 21, 2019It’s common to hear that when there is a lack of sex education in a young person’s life, they turn to...

Five Quick Tips to an Effective Poster that Tells Your Story

Five Quick Tips to an Effective Poster that Tells Your Story

Mila is sharing her five tips on creating effective posters. Time to say goodbye to ugly, unappealing, full of only text posters!Milagros Garrido, MS, PMP February 5, 2019I want you to imagine walking in an over-air-conditioned, loud, congested room with horrible...

#HealthyTeen18 #StandingStrong Social Media Highlights

#HealthyTeen18 #StandingStrong Social Media Highlights

Here are some of the highlights from our 2018 conference. This year, the theme was #StandingStrong.By Gina Desiderio November 1, 2018Well, we made it back from San Diego, and we are still in awe of how much fun and learning we shared with our #HealthyTeen18 conference...

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