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2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

Collaboration in times of crisisFrom Our President & CEO Janet Max, MPH, CHESOur 2021 annual report remembers and celebrates our accomplishments, not the least of which is how we’ve been able to collaborate and work together despite the challenges of navigating...

Maryland Human Trafficking Initiative

Maryland Human Trafficking Initiative

Improving statewide coordination & multidisciplinary collaboration in responding to human trafficking involving children & youthWhere We Started Healthy Teen Network supports the Maryland Human Trafficking Initiative. This initiative was established with...

Lessons Learned in Providing Health Care Services for Native Youth

Lessons Learned in Providing Health Care Services for Native Youth

Lessons Learned in Providing Health Care Services for Native Youth & Learning Walks2014The Native Youth Project (NYP) was a national learning collaborative facilitated by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), Healthy Teen Network, and the...

Why Sex Ed For All?

Why Sex Ed For All?

Why Sex Ed For All?October 2021Have you heard that May is Sex Ed For All Month? Yes, no, maybe? Or yes, but you don’t quite get it? It’s okay…that’s actually what this session is all about. Since 2019, May has been recognized as Sex Ed For All Month. This initiative...

2020 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

Connecting Together From AfarFrom Our President & CEO Janet Max, MPH, CHESOur 2020 annual report remembers and celebrates our accomplishments, not the least of which is how we’ve been able to adapt our services and resources to meet the needs of our members during...

Activate Collective

Activate Collective

If your work touches the lives of young people, these resources are for you. Where We Started Child Trends, in partnership with Chapin Hall and Healthy Teen Network, develop and disseminate research-based practice resources for professionals who work with youth....

True You Maryland

True You Maryland

Bringing together partners in six rural Maryland counties to advance the sexual health and well-being of youth here at home.Where We Started Young people in rural counties experience a range of health disparities. That’s because rural communities often face challenges...

Sex Education Collaborative Training Hub

Sex Education Collaborative Training Hub

Sex Education CollaborativeTraining HubAs a member of the Sex Education Collaborative (SEC), Healthy Teen Network is pleased to share the Sex Education Training Hub, an online searchable tool offering a wide variety of professional development offerings for sex...

#SexEdForAll 2022 Tool Kit

#SexEdForAll 2022 Tool Kit

#SexEdForAll Month Tool KitMay 2022This year’s Sex Ed For All Month is coordinated by the Sex Education Collaborative—representing 22 national, regional, and state-based organizations with extensive experience training educators to deliver school-based sex...

HPV: Answering the FAQs You Hear from Young People

HPV: Answering the FAQs You Hear from Young People

TIP SHEETHPV Answering the FAQs You Hear from Young PeopleHuman Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common STI in the United States but perhaps one of the most misunderstood. To prepare you to talk with young people about HPV, we’ve got the answers to their most...

Gender, Sexuality, & Inclusive Sex Education

Gender, Sexuality, & Inclusive Sex Education

Gender, Sexuality, & Inclusive Sex Education November 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...

About the Young Parents Logic Model

About the Young Parents Logic Model

Your tool to design and improve holistic programs and services to meet the unique needs of young parents.Where We Started Many programs have attempted to improve outcomes for young people who are pregnant or parenting, but only a handful of programs have the...

Young Parents Logic Model Tool

Young Parents Logic Model Tool

Young Parents Logic Model2020The Young Parents Logic Model is a tool designed to help professionals and organizations think about how to design and improve their programs and services for young people who are pregnant or parenting. The tool encourages a holistic...

Volt20

Volt20

20 questions to a healthy future.Where We Started Adolescence and young adulthood is a time when individuals begin to think about what they want for their futures—completing school, the type of work or career that best suits them, perhaps forming a long-term...

ReSHAPING

ReSHAPING

A partnership to bring you the latest research in one place.Where We Started ReSHAPING began as an informal research alliance that met to discuss opportunities for joint manuscripts, presentations, trainings and potential projects.  With funding from the Annie E....

Youth 360

Youth 360

How and where youth live, learn, and play matters.Where We Started In 2013, our strategic plan laid out a road map for the future of adolescent sexual and reproductive health. We took our time assessing our funders, key stakeholders, members, and colleagues in the...

2019 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report Celebrating 40 Years of #StandingStrong October 2019In the 2019 Annual Report, we reflect on our work over the last 40 years and look forward to our goals for the future. We are grateful to our Board members, staff, professional members, and donors...

2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report: Maintaining a Spotlight on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health October 2019The 2018 Annual Report affirms our commitment to maintaining a spotlight on adolescent sexual and reproductive health. It would be easier to shy away from the...

Know Your Audience

Know Your Audience

Know Your Audience2017This tip sheet gives ways to find common ground with stakeholders and elected officials. The goal is to have better communication and educate others on your cause. It's important to know your audience, so you can... Identify common ground with...

Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground: An Overview on Key Conservative Principles to Support Shared Goals for Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health2017With a focus on shared goals, we can work together to improve outcomes for all young people. This issue brief is a tool for our...

2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report #StandingStrong & Keeping Youth at the CenterOctober 2018The 2017 Annual Report states our goals for #StandingStrong and keeping youth at the center of our plans. Though it may seem at times as if we are sliding backwards, we have hope we are...

Healthy Teen Network Strategic Plans

Healthy Teen Network Strategic Plans

Healthy Teen Network Strategic Plans 2017 Healthy Teen Network believes that adolescent sexual and reproductive health is a social justice issue with public health impacts. These impacts are confounded by how and where youth live, learn, and play and require a...

Celebrating Young Parents

Celebrating Young Parents

Celebrating Young Parents: How New Mexico and California Established a Day of Recognition2017Over the past several years, two states—New Mexico and California—have been working to affirm the value of young families and celebrate the ways they contribute to our...

Youth 360° In Action

Youth 360° In Action

Youth 360° In Action: Presentation2017How and where we live, learn, and play matters. We cannot expect to significantly impact health outcomes and address health disparities without considering these critical factors, or social determinants of health, that shape our...

2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report Reflecting Back & Looking Forward: A Commitment to Evidence & InnovationOctober 2017 This 2016 Annual Report helps us reflect on our contributions to evidence and innovation. We’ve made great strides in the past decade, and teen births in...

2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report Our InnovationOctober 2016 Innovation is fun, frustrating, exciting, disappointing, and critical if we are to address the persistent disparities our young people face. the 2015 Annual Report details our work in creating new products, resources, and...

2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report Youth 360°: How & Where Youth Live, Learn, & Play Matters October 2015 The close of 2014 marked the mid-point of our current strategic plan, and we are encouraged to see the field embracing the Youth 360° approach as a way to talk about...

Youth 360⁰: The Game

Youth 360⁰: The Game

Youth 360°: The Game2015This game is designed for players to learn about Youth 360° and share the ways they are "doing" Youth 360°. Originally unveiled at our 2015 conference, in response to the great demand, we have made Youth 360°: The Game available to you (get the...

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

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

Youth 360°: How & Where Youth Live, Learn, & Play Matters2014We have to consider the critical factors, or social determinants of health, that shape us. Youth 360° is about the intersection of the social determinants of health and social-ecological theory: each...

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