Youth Engagement
Get Ready for Our Staff Sessions at #HealthyTeen22

Get Ready for Our Staff Sessions at #HealthyTeen22

This is only a sneak peak of our incredible line-up of some of our conference sessions; you’ll just have to join us in Miami for #HealthyTeen22 to get the full experience! September 23, 2022We’re counting down the days to #HealthyTeen22 in Miami. While we may not be...

We Found Love in a COVID Place

We Found Love in a COVID Place

Alexa, play We Found Love by Rihanna ft. Calvin HarrisBy Mariah CowsertJanuary 13, 2022It all started with a message on a dating app. Once our conversations got longer, we moved from messaging in the app to texting then after a fun phone call about life and how we...

To be or not to be (on camera)?  That is the question….

To be or not to be (on camera)? That is the question….

Quick tips to build motivation to turn the camera on.By Valerie Sedivy, PhD July 15, 2021By far, the most common challenge we hear from facilitators working in virtual settings is that young people do not want to be on camera. There are so many reasons why this might...

GSAs Are Where LGBTQ+ Youth & Allies Come Together

GSAs Are Where LGBTQ+ Youth & Allies Come Together

With more youth feeling free to live their authentic sexualities and build relationships that reflect that, it’s up to educators and youth-supporting professionals to keep up momentum for supporting LGBTQ+ young people in schoolsBy Mariah CowsertJune 30, 2021Growing...

Engaging Young People Virtually

Engaging Young People Virtually

Sharing what we’ve learned from our Power through Choices facilitators.By Valerie Sedivy, PhD February 16, 2021I know. You’re tired of Zoom, young people are tired of Zoom, and I’m tired of talking about how tired we all are of Zoom. (No shade to Zoom, by the way—it...

What’s the Deal with Porn?

What’s the Deal with Porn?

We know young people are watching porn. But, what are they learning from it? How can sex ed equip young people to make informed decisions about the porn they watch?August 27, 2020Bring up pornography in any conversation, and you may just get an awkward silence…bring...

Helping LGBTQ+ Youth Navigate COVID-19

Helping LGBTQ+ Youth Navigate COVID-19

While we all try to adjust to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, some young people are disproportionately affected. By Allison Tomai Felsen July 24, 2020W ell, here we are. It’s almost August and we’re still battling the COVID-19 pandemic. That short, sigh of...

Tips for Communication with Teens Remotely

Tips for Communication with Teens Remotely

As connecting remotely becomes increasingly important, how can we build lasting relationships with young people?By Elise SchusterJuly 24, 2020It's become increasingly clear that our new normal is going to involve a lot of connecting remotely. While there are many...

Title IX: Protect Your Rights

Title IX: Protect Your Rights

Young people who are pregnant or parenting face discrimination. By understanding Title IX law, you can help protect your rights.By Deborah Chilcoat, MEd June 23, 2020D iscrimination against pregnant and parenting students is alive and well…and could be getting...

Sex Education as Violence Prevention

Sex Education as Violence Prevention

In addition to violence prevention, comprehensive sex education is a powerful vehicle for addressing reproductive justice, gender equity, LGBTQ+ equality, and power and oppression.By Rebekah L. Rollston, MD, MPHMay 27, 2020It’s #SexEdForAll month, yet most people...

Using Internet Advertising to Recruit Youth

Using Internet Advertising to Recruit Youth

Follow along as our Director of Innovation and Research, Genevieve Martínez-García, shares lessons learned for how to effectively recruit youth into programs and research studies using internet advertising.By Genevieve Martínez García, PhD November 14, 2019Looking to...

Helping Pregnant and Parenting Teens Find Housing

Helping Pregnant and Parenting Teens Find Housing

We compiled these resources that could be useful for young people who are pregnant and experiencing homelessness in the United States.April 18, 2018In 2002, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in the U.S. Department of Justice estimated that...

Teens Delivering Important Messages, Peer to Peer

Teens Delivering Important Messages, Peer to Peer

At Community Healthcare Network’s Teens P.A.C.T. program in New York City, we provide teens with the tool to create and deliver important messages to their peers. By Guest Author Michele PerlmanJanuary 19, 2012Research supports peer education: messages have a higher...

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