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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...

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...

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...

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...

Addressing Trafficking in Schools

Addressing Trafficking in Schools

Addressing Trafficking in SchoolsDecember 2019Through Healthy Teen Network’s partnership with the University of Maryland School of Social Work’s Prevention of Adolescent Risk Initiative, this elearning unit is available to learn about sex and labor trafficking. This...

Everyone Wins!

Everyone Wins!

Everyone Wins!: Co-Parenting Can Work for All2020As a partner on Map 2 Success, a project of the Baltimore City Health Department and Maryland Department of Health, Healthy Teen Network developed this poster, as a complement to Protect Your Rights and You're Excused!...

You’re Excused!

You’re Excused!

You're Excused!2020In the United States, students who are pregnant or parenting have rights, protected under Title IX and Maryland law. As a partner on Map 2 Success, a project of the Baltimore City Health Department and Maryland Department of Health, Healthy Teen...

Consent

Consent

ConsentU Choose to Know Digest, 2018Consent is an important topic for kids of all ages. We start by teaching young children about basic personal and physical boundaries, but by the time the teen years roll around, they need detailed information about consent in terms...

Evidence-Based Programs & Curricula

Evidence-Based Programs & Curricula

Evidence-Based Programs & CurriculaPresentations, Trainings, Training-of-Facilitators, Trainings-of-Trainers, & Technical AssistanceWe can help you build-buy in for evidence-based programs, select the program that fits your needs, prepare your health educators...

Power Through Choices: Training-of-Facilitators

Power Through Choices: Training-of-Facilitators

Power Through ChoicesTraining-of-Facilitators Available Online & In-Person Ready to implement the only proven effective curriculum designed for and with youth involved in systems of care? P.S. You can now deliver this curriculum with youth virtually! While the...

Power Through Choices Training-of-Trainers

Power Through Choices Training-of-Trainers

Power Through ChoicesTraining-of-Trainers Available In-Person (Online, Coming Soon!)Do you have a team of trainers experienced at building the capacity of adult professionals? A Training-of-Trainers, or a TOT, prepares experienced trainers to conduct a...

What Works? Sex Ed for Youth in Systems of Care

What Works? Sex Ed for Youth in Systems of Care

What Works? Sexual Health Education for Youth Involved in Systems of CarePresentation Available Online & In-PersonWhat does it take to provide high-quality sexual health education to youth involved in systems of care? In this interactive workshop, participants...

Teaching Strategies for Sex Education

Teaching Strategies for Sex Education

Teaching Strategies for Sex EducationTraining Available Online & In-PersonWhy do we need to use a variety of teaching strategies when teaching sex education? Which ones work best, and why? What can go wrong, and what can we do about it? In this training, we'll...

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...

Creating a Comfortable Climate

Creating a Comfortable Climate

Creating a Comfortable ClimateTraining Available Online & In-PersonThis training helps sex education instructors ensure they are using best practices when it comes to setting the tone for discussions, answering questions, preventing challenging situations, and...

Why All-Gender Classrooms Work

Why All-Gender Classrooms Work

Why All-Gender Classrooms Work U Choose to Know Digest, 2020Discussing gender in the classroom can be a difficult task for some teachers and staff. Challenging situations can come up, like students having different perspectives on the subject matter or dealing with...

When Sex Education Meets Mandatory Reporting

When Sex Education Meets Mandatory Reporting

When Sex Education Meets Mandatory Reporting U Choose to Know Digest, 2020As a teacher, you know that if you suspect that a student has been abused, or a student tells you about a situation that sounds like abuse, you must report it to the authorities. Although you...

When Is the Right Time to Engage in Sexual Activity?

When Is the Right Time to Engage in Sexual Activity?

When Is the Right Time to Engage in Sexual Activity?U Choose to Know Digest, 2020In the classroom, students may ask questions like, “How do I know when it is the right time to have sex?” or “How do I know if a certain person is the right one to have sex with?” While...

What’s Law Got to Do with It?

What’s Law Got to Do with It?

What's Law Got to Do with It? U Choose to Know Digest, 2020Although you don’t need to be a legal expert to teach sex education, it helps to be up to date on federal and state laws that relate to topics that often come up, like sexting, statutory rape, access to...

What Is Dual Protection & Why Is It Important?

What Is Dual Protection & Why Is It Important?

What Is Dual Protection & Why Is It Important? U Choose to Know Digest, 2020Although birth rates among young people have declined over the years, STI rates are soaring. According to the CDC, adolescents ages 15-24 account for nearly half of the 20 million new...

Talking about Values in Sexuality Education

Talking about Values in Sexuality Education

Talking about Values in Sexuality Education U Choose to Know Digest, 2020A lot of us have been told that we should stay away from any discussions about values during sex education. But the truth is that high-quality sex education is NOT values-free. We actually should...

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