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#HealthyTeen20 Is Going Virtual!

May 14, 2020

Join Us Online for Un/Filtered: Sexuality in the Connected Age Like many of you, over the last few months we have been monitoring worldwide developments related to COVID-19. Our staff has worked hard planning this year’s conference, and now, more than ever, this year’s theme on sexuality in the connected age is relevant to our… Read more

The Algorithm Police: Are Social Media Policies Biased?

February 20, 2020

We frequently get caught up in assessing the negative effects of social media for young people, particularly when it comes to their sexuality. Yet it is also common to hear from research and LGBTQ+ folx the importance of the internet for developing identity, community, and self-exploration. As Amber Leventry describes in “The importance of social…

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How the Healthy Teen Network Design Challenge Inspired a Dating App Idea

February 13, 2020

By Tiffany Tibbs Christensen, Taylor Herrigan, Ashley Stewart, and Camille Smith What is the Healthy Teen Network Design Challenge? The Healthy Teen Network Design Challenge is a 3-day deep dive into human-centered design. The challenge provides a unique opportunity to meet with health professionals from around the country and unleash your collaborative, creative energy on…

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Why do we NEED to talk about technology and sexuality?

January 30, 2020

Ella Dorval Hall
By Ella Dorval Hall How are young people using technology to tend to their sexuality? How is technology shaping young peoples’ intimacy? And how do professionals incorporate these topics into their work? Today technology feels undeniably baked into sexuality—dating apps, porn, smartphone-controlled sex toys, social media, sugar daddy apps, virtual reality, gifs, etc. Relationships often… Read more

Why Are Youth Watching Porn and What Are They Learning from It?

November 21, 2019

By Ella Dorval Hall It’s common to hear that when there is a lack of sex education in a young person’s life, they turn to porn for more answers, and in doing so, that young person learns risky, harmful behaviors. While it is true that 60% of young people report going to porn to learn…

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#HealthyTeen19 Social Media Round-Up

November 8, 2019

What was it like talking with over 500 people about sex positivity, you ask? Unbelievable—and that’s an understatement. Healthy Teen Network is back in Baltimore feeling struck by the learning, designing, and laughing we shared with so many passionate people in New Orleans this year. We’ve gathered snippets of people’s experiences at #HealthyTeen19 for us…

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What’s On Your Must-See List While You’re At #HealthyTeen19?

October 21, 2019

“Laissez les bons temps rouler,” or as us non-French speakers would say, “Let the good times roll!” The countdown is on, and we are gearing up for another awesome Healthy Teen Network Annual National Conference. This year, we’re located in culture-rich New Orleans! Though our conference is a hub for informative sessions and awesome networking… Read more

Annual National Conference

October 3, 2019

Go to Conference Website Sex+ A Sexual Health Revolution October 28-30, 2019 New Orleans, Louisiana Shame, fear, and stigma in sexual health education, programs, policies, and services won’t magically disappear. It’s going to take a revolution! We need to change the way we think about adolescents and their sexual and reproductive health. That also means… Read more

Deon Haywood Receives 2019 Standing Strong Award

September 26, 2019

Healthy Teen Network is pleased to announce that Deon Haywood has been selected to receive the 2019 Standing Strong Award. (Learn more about our awards and past awardees on our conference website.) Deon Haywood is the Executive Director of Women With A Vision, Inc. (WWAV), a New Orleans-based community organization founded in 1989 to improve…

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Youth Rebuilding New Orleans Receives the 2019 Youth 360° Innovation Award

September 23, 2019

Healthy Teen Network is pleased to announce that the nonprofit volunteer organization Youth Rebuilding New Orleans has been selected to receive the 2019 Youth 360° Innovation Award. With the Youth 360° Innovation Award, Healthy Teen Network recognizes emerging innovations and achievements in adolescent sexual and reproductive health promotion that integrate the social determinants of health.…

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