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Building Support for Sex Education in Schools

September 11, 2018

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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Case Studies: What Does It Take to Implement Quality Sexual Health Education?

May 24, 2018

In 2013, the Division of Adolescent School Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC DASH) awarded 17 Local Education Agencies (LEA) funding to strengthen sexual health education in their schools, as part of their efforts to reduce HIV and other STI. Funded partners were charged with providing guidance, materials and professional development…

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Unlocking the Secrets of Classroom Management

May 11, 2018

What student behaviors do you find most challenging? What techniques can you use to respond to these behaviors? Explore essential classroom management techniques for the sex education classroom. Take a peek at a few different kinds of sex education classrooms, as well as number of challenging behaviors and some techniques to address them. Complete this… Read more

Privacy & Confidentiality for Adolescents Accessing Sexual & Reproductive Health Care

May 10, 2018

What are the basics of maintaining privacy and confidentiality for adolescents accessing sexual and reproductive health care? Learn as you follow the story of Kendall, a 16-year-old who visits her school-based health center. Please download the Privacy & Confidentiality Worksheet before beginning the course. Throughout the course, you will be asked to reflect and respond to various… Read more

Serving Everyone: Providing Sexual & Reproductive Health Services to LGBTQ+ Youth


What can be done to ensure youth who identify as LGBTQ+ are being treated with respect and dignity by health center staff and providers while receiving sexual and reproductive health services? Tons! Review some LGBTQ+ language, meet Aliyah and Jamell, two adolescents who identify as LGBTQ+, and start action planning! Complete this course at your… Read more

Youth 360°

May 1, 2018

How Do YOU DO Youth 360⁰?Position StatementsMore ResourcesWhat is Youth 360°? Healthy Teen Network believes that adolescent sexual and reproductive health is a social justice issue with public health impacts. These impacts are confounded by how and where youth live, learn, and play and require a holistic Youth 360⁰ approach to achieve equity. We cannot… Read more

Presentation: Working Effectively with Adolescents

April 2, 2018

This workshop will help sex education instructors use research on adolescent social, cognitive, and biological development to improve the way they communicate with adolescents. Participants will learn techniques for engaging adolescents and building buy-in to messages about behavior. Want to learn more? Whether you’re looking for a training or perhaps more in-depth technical assistance, we can… Read more

Training: Teaching Strategies for Sex Education


Why 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? This training will help instructors answer all of these questions, and feel more competent to deliver engaging and interactive sex education. Want to… Read more