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In/Tend

In/Tend

In/Tend is a vibrant ecosystem of dreamers, doers, and change-makers who push the boundaries of imagination to develop innovative approaches to adolescent health.Where We Started In/Tend is grounded and nourished by the wealth of information and foundation of...

What’s Real?

What’s Real?

What's Real?2023For parents and caregivers, the safety of our children remains a priority. Competing information about immunizations, especially online, makes it harder for us to make decisions. Healthcare providers can help answer our questions, and routine...

Vaccinated Children, Stronger Communities

Vaccinated Children, Stronger Communities

Vaccinated Children, Stronger Communities2023When our children are up to date with their immunizations, other children and families are protected too. Let’s build stronger communities by ensuring that our children are vaccinated. Visit the Baltimore City Health...

Navigating Health Misinformation in the Digital Age

Navigating Health Misinformation in the Digital Age

Navigating Health Misinformation in the Digital Age2023We know that not everything on the Internet should be trusted. But how do we determine if digital content is credible? Learn a few tips on how to verify health information online and how to share information...

Young Parents Stories – Lucero & Carmen

Young Parents Stories – Lucero & Carmen

  A story from the Young Parents StoriesLucero (she/her) and Carmen (she/her) have been there for each other since they were born. Having been in juvenile justice and the foster care system, the twin sisters have non-traditional pathways toward economic security...

Young Parents Stories – Bella

Young Parents Stories – Bella

  A story from the Young Parents StoriesBella (she/they) is a 22-year-old trans mother who gives their all to their family. Their story to find a safe, stable housing for their partner and two children depicts how the broken housing system forces young families...

Young Parents Stories

Young Parents Stories

A storytelling project aimed at portraying the realities of young parents while navigating the foster care system.Why It Matters Stories are transformative and have the power to bring about change. Stories provide a practical and sustainable structure for sharing...

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...

DC Next!

DC Next!

Centering young people as valued experts in identifying challenges to create innovative solutions.What It Is DC NEXT! is a collective impact innovation network of young parents, community providers, educational institutions, healthcare agencies, government partners,...

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...

Consent and Sexting: An Essential Conversation with Young People

Consent and Sexting: An Essential Conversation with Young People

Consent and Sexting: An Essential Conversation with Young PeopleJanuary 2022Join Maddy LaCure, MPA and Rebecca Berkowitz, Esq. from the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault to learn how to engage students in conversations about consent and sexting. You will learn...

Activate Collective

Activate Collective

Bridging the gap between research and practiceWhat It Is From 2020 to 2022, Healthy Teen Network partnered with Child Trends and Chapin Hall to develop and disseminate research-based practice resources for professionals who work with youth. The Activate project was...

Pulse

Pulse

Pulse puts the power of sexual health information, in English and Spanish, in the hands of millions of young women.What It Is Pulse, a web-based mobile health (mHealth) app, uses interactive, multimedia features to enhance engagement and support diverse learning...

Pulse, an App in Action

Pulse, an App in Action

Pulse, an App in Action: Preliminary Usage Results from a Randomized Control Trial2019Pulse is currently being tested via a two-armed randomized controlled trial with 1,500 young women. In 2019, we joined our project partners, Child Trends, at the #HealthyTeen19...

Wingman

Wingman

Wingman Suggestive KeyboardComing Soon!Wingman Suggestive Keyboard is an alternative keyboard for your phone that uses machine learning to help you tackle sexual conversations with ease. The user sets their texting intensity, and Wingman will suggest words aligned...

Zola Healthbot

Zola Healthbot

Zola HealthbotZola, available as a Facebook Chatbot, answers burning questions about HPV and HPV vaccination to help parents and young adults in their decision to get their children or themselves vaccinated. Zola provides concise, friendly, and empathetic bits of...

Making the Most of Zoom Trainings

Making the Most of Zoom Trainings

Making the Most of Zoom TrainingsTrainingBuild your skills and confidence using Zoom! Experience various Zoom features, including breakout rooms, annotation, screen sharing, sharing audio, renaming, changing backgrounds, and more. You’ll also become familiar with...

How to Discuss Sex and Social Media

How to Discuss Sex and Social Media

How to Discuss Sex and Social MediaU Choose to Know Digest, 2018We know that youth spend a lot of time online engaging with social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat. Although exposure to sex-related content is not always negative,...

HPV: By the Numbers (for parents)

HPV: By the Numbers (for parents)

HPV: By the Numbers (for parents)2019HPV...maybe you’ve heard about the kinds of cancers it causes, the 30,000+ people it affects every year, or that it’s sexually transmitted (through all types of sex), but you still aren’t sure about vaccinating your child, and you...

HPV: The Sooner, the Better for Peace of Mind

HPV: The Sooner, the Better for Peace of Mind

HPV: The Sooner, the Better for Peace of Mind2018HPV...maybe you’ve heard about the kinds of cancers it causes, the 30,000+ people it affects every year, or that it’s sexually transmitted (through all types of sex), but you still aren’t sure about vaccinating your...

HPV: By the Numbers

HPV: By the Numbers

HPV: By the Numbers2019So, HPV (Human Papillomavirus)…It’s sexually transmitted, through all types of sex, it increases your risk of a whole bunch of HPV-related cancers, and it makes it more likely that you’ll contract genital warts…and overall, it’s just another...

Internet Advertising to Recruit Youth

Internet Advertising to Recruit Youth

Internet Advertising to Recruit YouthPresentations, Trainings, & Support Available Online & In-Person What’s all the hype about internet advertising? Not sure where to start, but you want to start now? Tried it before but with mixed results? Need some tips to...

Selling Sexual Health

Selling Sexual Health

Selling Sexual Health: Comparing Two Pilot Recruitment Internet Ad Campaigns for Latinx Individuals2019Social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter offer the opportunity to reach large numbers of youth. However, program managers' success in...

Recruiting? Facebook can help

Recruiting? Facebook can help

Recruiting? Facebook can help: Using social media to recruit participants2018Here, we use and infographic show lessons learned from using social media channels to recruit participants into research studies and programs. This resource was originally designed for our...

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