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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...

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...

Power Through Choices Curriculum

Power Through Choices Curriculum

Power Through Choices: My Life, My Choices (5th Edition)2023Power Through Choices: My Life, My Choices (5th Edition) is a 10-session, evidence-based prevention curriculum specifically designed for adolescents ages 13–18 in systems of care. Power Through Choices was...

Communication is Key: Sharing STI Test Results with Your Partner

Communication is Key: Sharing STI Test Results with Your Partner

Communication Is Key: Sharing STI Test Results with Your Partner2022HIV and STI testing should be a part of your routine—and, if you have a partner or partners, theirs too—so let's talk about it! Having a Conversation about Getting Tested for STIs with Your Partner ...

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 KitMay 2023This year’s Sex Ed For All Month is coordinated by the Sex Education Collaborative—representing 23 national, regional, and state-based organizations with extensive experience training educators to deliver school-based sex...

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...

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...

Protecting Youth Access to Health Care

Protecting Youth Access to Health Care

Protecting Youth Access to Health CareApril 2022Of all the reproductive health services—testing, treatment, supplies, procedures—which ones can a minor access without their parent/guardian’s permission? Get the answers during this 30-minute overview of Maryland’s...

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...

COVID Love* Stories

COVID Love* Stories

hilarious, devastating, awkward, frustrating, and fun moments of love and intimacy during a global pandemicWhat It Is COVID Love* Stories is our nationwide campaign that gathers and shares young people’s stories of love and intimacy during the global pandemic. We...

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...

Adolescent Sexual Health Equity During COVID-19

Adolescent Sexual Health Equity During COVID-19

Adolescent Sexual Health Equity During COVID-19June 2021Join True You Maryland for this engaging and informative training hosted by Dr. Crystal Tyler, Executive Director of Ci3 at The University of Chicago. The goal of this training is to provide an overview of how...

Are You Ready to ROCK?

Are You Ready to ROCK?

Are You Ready to ROCK? 4 Ways to Revive Your Sex EdSex Education CollaborativeAs a member of the Sex Education Collaborative (SEC), Healthy Teen Network is pleased to share expert advice from LeKara Simmons, one of the Sex Education Collaborative members, on how to...

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