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Gender & Sexuality
Sex Ed 101 for Educators

Sex Ed 101 for Educators

Sex Ed 101 for Educators2024*Updated from The Teacher's Guide to Sex Ed (2018)Whether you're a teacher, health educator, sex educator, peer educator, program facilitator, or any other kind of youth-supporting professional providing sex ed programming for young people,...

Sexual Identity Glossary

Sexual Identity Glossary

Sexual Identity Glossary2024This handout identifies terms related to gender and sexual identity. Sexual identity is typically a combination of someone's: sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and sexual behavior. When packaged together, we get a...

Merck Return to Care

Merck Return to Care

The Healthy Teen Oracle card deck centers around 16 unique, health-related Oracle cards with properties such as uncertainty, ritual, and encouragement. Where We Started One of the many ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted young people is causing a dramatic...

From Mid to Stellar: Youth-Friendly Services in Your Health Clinic

From Mid to Stellar: Youth-Friendly Services in Your Health Clinic

From Mid to Stellar: Youth-Friendly Services in Your Health ClinicJune 2023Join Adolescent Health Initiative and True You Maryland, a program of the Maryland Department of Health, to discover ways you and your clinic can go from “mid” to stellar in the eyes of your...

Delivering Contraceptive Lessons

Delivering Contraceptive Lessons

Delivering Contraceptive LessonsApril 2023Part 1: Tossing Out the BinaryWe know it can feel tricky (at first) to discuss avoiding pregnancy in a way that includes everyone and every gender in the room. However, research shows that inclusive classrooms are necessary in...

#SexEdForAll Tool Kit

#SexEdForAll Tool Kit

#SexEdForAll Month Tool KitApril 2024Sex Ed For All Month is coordinated by the Sex Education Collaborative—representing 26 national, regional, and state-based organizations with extensive experience training educators to deliver school-based sex education—in...

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...

Many Ways of Being

Many Ways of Being

Many Ways of Being is an inclusive, youth-centered curriculum focused on gender equity, healthy relationships, and safer sex practices.Where We Started Equimundo: Center for Masculinities and Social Justice (formerly known as Promundo-US), in partnership with Child...

Real Talk Evaluation

Real Talk Evaluation

Real Talk modernizes sex education by capitalizing on youths’ desire to engage in peer sharing. Where We Started Real Talk modernizes sex education by capitalizing on youths’ desire to engage in peer sharing. Real Talk was developed through the 2015-2021 Innovation...

Sexting: The New Dinner Conversation

Sexting: The New Dinner Conversation

Sexting: The New Dinner ConversationMay 2022Have you ever wondered how to bring up the subject of sexting with young people in your lives? What happens if porn comes up in dinnertime conversations or there’s a sex scene on the screen at your family movie night? Join...

Teaching Inclusive Sex Ed: A Focus on LGBTQIA+ Youth

Teaching Inclusive Sex Ed: A Focus on LGBTQIA+ Youth

Teaching Inclusive Sex Ed: A Focus on LGBTQIA+ YouthDecember 2021Research shows that inclusive classrooms are necessary in supporting the diverse academic, social, emotional, and communication needs of all students. Join True You Maryland partner Vanessa Geffrard to...

Adolescent Health Equity

Adolescent Health Equity

Adolescent Health EquityOctober 2021Educators and providers must ensure equitable access to sexual health care and resources for all youth—regardless of their ability, race or ethnicity, or sexual orientation and identity. Speakers Desiree Smith and Jerrica Davis of...

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...

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...

U Choose

U Choose

We help you talk about the hard stuff.Where We Started Getting school and community partners to work together is so important for improving sexual health education and services. In any given community, there are often many programs and services working with young...

LGBTQ+ 101

LGBTQ+ 101

LGBTQ+ 101Training Available Online & In-PersonHow can sex educators ensure that students of all sexualities and genders feel seen and affirmed? This training covers the basic knowledge instructors need to feel competent leading discussions and answering...

Connecting With Youth Who Are LGBTQ+

Connecting With Youth Who Are LGBTQ+

Connecting with Youth Who Are LGBTQ+U Choose to Know Digest, 2020 Gender and Sexuality Alliances or Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) have been around since the 1980s providing youth who identify as LGBTQ+ and their allies a safe space to support and connect with one...

Just Down the Street: Minor Sex Trafficking

Just Down the Street: Minor Sex Trafficking

Hidden in Plain Sight: Minor Sex Trafficking in Maryland2017What is sex trafficking? What are some signs sex trafficking is happening? What should you do if you see sex trafficking? Through Healthy Teen Network’s partnership with the University of Maryland School of...

Volt20

Volt20

Volt202019Volt20 helps youth create a written “game plan”  as they think about their lives and plan for a healthy future. With Volt20, adolescents and young adults, up to 24 years old, can focus on what’s going on with their bodies, minds, relationships, and the...

Hidden In Plain Sight: Labor Trafficking

Hidden In Plain Sight: Labor Trafficking

Hidden in Plain Sight: Labor Trafficking in Maryland2017What is labor trafficking? What are some signs labor trafficking is happening? What should you do if you see labor trafficking? Through Healthy Teen Network’s partnership with the University of Maryland School of...

Working with Youth Who Are Transgender and/or Gender Nonconforming

Working with Youth Who Are Transgender and/or Gender Nonconforming

Working with Youth Who Are Transgender and/or Gender Nonconforming U Choose to Know Digest, 2018Transgender youth don’t feel safe at school. They experience bullying based on their gender often and report that school personnel rarely intervene. Almost all transgender...

Being an Ally to Youth Who Identify as LGBTQ+

Being an Ally to Youth Who Identify as LGBTQ+

Being an Ally to Youth Who Identify as LGBTQ+U Choose to Know Digest, 2018Young people consume more media than ever before. The images they see and messages they receive impact not just how they view the world, but how they view themselves. The messages young people...

Serving Everyone: Providing Health Services to LGBTQ+ Youth

Serving Everyone: Providing Health Services to LGBTQ+ Youth

Serving Everyone Providing Sexual & Reproductive Health Services to LGBTQ+ Youth2018With this module, learn how sexual and reproductive health providers can better treat LGBTQIA+ students with respect. You can meet two students that identify as LGBTQIA+ and learn...

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