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HPV: Not Too Late (a short video animation for young adults)

January 23, 2019

We as adult professionals know it’s not too late for young adults to get the HPV vaccine, but often times, they don’t know it. That’s why we developed HPV: Not Too Late. The short video animation (1:38) uses a conversational tone and humor to help young adults learn more about HPV and the vaccine and encourages… Read more

Evidence-Based Interventions

December 9, 2018

What is an evidence-based intervention (EBI) anyway? You may know the definition—a specific kind of programming that has been evaluated to show behavior change—but what’s that really mean? EBIs can be a great way to expand or strengthen the programming you deliver in your community. Explore what EBIs are, what makes them different from other… Read more

Position Statement: Substance Abuse and Its Intersection with Sexual Behavior among Youth

December 3, 2018

Healthy Teen Network understands that the teen years are a time of experimentation and risk taking and that this is normative behavior (Chick and Reyna, 2012). However some risk-taking behaviors can lead to highly morbid and even fatal outcomes and thus require prevention, early detection, and prompt treatment. Substance abuse and sexual risk-taking behaviors are…

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About the Center for Evidence & Innovation (Presentation)

November 15, 2018

How do we respond to the dynamic, ever-changing needs of the professionals we serve….YOU? Your time is limited, so getting out of the office is difficult. Your professional development dollars are always shrinking. And you want on-demand training and resources…you want it when you want it. Which is why we’re focusing on elearning for the…

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Position Statement: Evidence and Innovation


Healthy Teen Network believes that organizations and individuals that deliver client-focused programs and services should use evidence-based interventions and approaches, when they are available and appropriate to the people being supported. Healthy Teen Network also believes that innovation is critical to addressing the holistic needs of all youth and to keeping interventions and approaches relevant…

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Position Statement: Youth Engagement


Healthy Teen Network believes that authentic youth engagement, an approach we call youth at the center, is vital for achieving positive health and well-being outcomes for all youth. Organizations that deliver sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services should integrate youth engagement in their design, development, and delivery of opportunities, supports, and services. Professionals…

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The Teacher’s Guide to Sex Ed

September 11, 2018

Providing quality sex ed is more than just anatomy and pregnancy. But how do you focus on all the stuff that matters to help students making informed and healthy choices? The Teacher's Guide has 8 units (below) to cover the basics of what you need to know. Go through all 8, or pick and choose what… Read more

Building Support for Sex Education in Schools


What does (and doesn't) motivate people to listen to your messages about the value of sex education? In this mini-course, practice building effective messages by working through real-world scenarios using evidence-based communication techniques. Complete this course at your own pace. Estimated time: 35-45 minutes Lesson Feedback Form More Elearning Read more

Crush (Research Brief)

May 31, 2018

Crush shares sexual health information with adolescent women—anywhere, anytime. It is an innovative digital tool that empowers adolescent women by sharing on-demand access to comprehensive, medically accurate sexual health information. When Crush is paired with CrushTEXT (a series of multimedia texts that invites users to engage with Crush), it is proven effective at laying the…

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Crush (Fact Sheet)

May 30, 2018

Crush shares sexual health information with adolescent women—anywhere, anytime. It is an innovative digital tool that empowers adolescent women by sharing on-demand access to comprehensive, medically accurate sexual health information. Read more in this two-page fact sheet (download below) about Crush, designed for a professional audience. See also, our website for professionals for learning more…

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