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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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Tip Sheet: Youth 360°: How & Where Youth Live, Learn, & Play Matters

Date: October 14, 2014

The Social-Ecological Health Promotion Model & Social Determinants of Health This two-page resource provides a brief overview of the interrelated spheres of health (individual, relationship, community, and society) in the Social-Ecological Health Promotion Frame and the Social Determinants of Health that influence individual behavior and health outcomes. Healthy Teen Network promotes the social-ecological health promotion…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2014). Youth 360°. How & where healthy youth live, learn, & play: The social-ecological health promotion model & social determinants of health. Baltimore, Maryland: Banikya-Leaseburg, M., Desiderio, G., Garrido-Fishbein, M. & Martínez-García, G.
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Tool: Instructor Competency Assessment

Date: November 19, 2014

The Instructor Competency Assessment Tool is a needs-assessment instrument designed to help you plan professional development (PD) for instructors teaching sexuality education.  The tool summarizes key competencies instructors need, and asks them to rate their comfort and capability within each competency. Click here to download the tool in Word format so that you can modify it…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2014). Instructor Competency Assessment Tool. Baltimore: Author.
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Tool: Instructor Interview

Date: May 20, 2015

This tool is designed to help you learn more about sexuality education implementation in the classroom by conducting interviews with instructors. It is designed to be administered at any time after instructors have implemented a set of lessons. (Related resource: What’s Going on in the Classroom?)

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2015). Instructor Interview Tool. Baltimore: Author.
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Tool: Instructor Observation

Date: May 20, 2015

This tool provides examples of skills instructors need to deliver sexual health education effectively, as described in the National Teacher Preparation Standards. (Related resource: What’s Going on in the Classroom?)

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2015). Instructor Observation Tool. Baltimore: Author.
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Tool: Program Fit

Date: July 10, 2012

Fit refers to how well the program matches, or is appropriate for, the community, organization, stakeholders, and potential participants (i.e., youth). This tool supports assessing programs for fit. Read more about fit in the Evidence-Based Resource Center.

Citation: Desiderio, G. & Garrido-Fishbein, M. (2012). Tool: Program Fit Checklist. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network.
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Unlocking the Secrets of Classroom Management

Date: May 10, 2018

Explore essential classroom management techniques for the sex education classroom. You’ll take a peek at a few different kinds of sex education classrooms, as well as number of challenging behaviors and some techniques to address them. Finally, you’ll reflect on how we might implement these techniques in our own classrooms. Members Only: Access this interactive…

Citation: Chilcoat, D. & Sufrinko, N. (2018). Unlocking the secrets of classroom management. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/unlocking-secrets-classroom-management
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We’ve Come a Long Way in 25 Years – We Keep Doing the Impossible

Date: November 18, 2004

Dr. Douglas Kirby’s Keynote Address at Healthy Teen Network’s (then NOAPPP) 25th Annual Conference. In 2004, the National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention (NOAPPP) was busy deciding how best to celebrate 25 years as a national leader in the field of teen pregnancy, parenting and prevention. We embraced Sankofa, a Ghanaian concept connoting…

Citation: Kirby, D. (2004, November 18). We've come a long way in 25 years--We keep doing the impossible! Keynote presented at Healthy Teen Network (formerly NOAPPP) 25th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
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Webinars and Elearning

Date: October 4, 2010

Healthy Teen Network regularly provides capacity-building elearning opportunities, such as webinars and interactive modules. Webinar recordings and slides are available, as well. View our library of webinars here. As always, membership has its benefits: members receive free and significant discounts on live and recorded webinars. If you’re interested in a customized webinar or elearning opportunity, contact…

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Widening Our Lens

Date: October 7, 2008

This brochure, Widening Our Lens, presents a comprehensive strategy to address the impact of child maltreatment, interpersonal, and family violence on youth. See also, Boys Will Be Boys: Understanding the Impact of Child Maltreatment and Family Violence on the Sexual, Reproductive, and Parenting Behaviors of Young Men.

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2008). Widening our lens: A comprehensive strategy to address the impact of child maltreatment, interpersonal, and family violence on youth. Baltimore: Author.
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