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External & Internal Condom Steps

External & Internal Condom Steps

External & Internal Condom Steps2024Condom demonstrations are important because it’s better for young people to see (and then practice!) applying a condom before they need to use it. Review condom use steps for internal and external condoms, so you can feel...

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...

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...

2023 Annual Report

2023 Annual Report

Taking Care & Taking ActionFrom Our President & CEO Janet Max, MPH, CHESIn the 2023 fiscal year (October 2022 through September 2023), we added new staff to our team, launched our research to practice center, Thrivology alongside the Johns Hopkins Center for...

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...

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...

Group Agreements for Good Colleagues

Group Agreements for Good Colleagues

Group Agreements for Good Colleagues2021This is a working document that was crafted by the Healthy Teen Network staff and was inspired by our former Board Chair Nadine Finigan-Carr in the midst of the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like any good group...

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...

#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...

2022 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

Daring to DreamFrom Our President & CEO Janet Max, MPH, CHESWe know that these last few years haven’t been easy. We’ve collectively adapted to pandemic life, shifting our work to adapt to remote work, and dealing with the aftermath of the Dobbs decision 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...

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...

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