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Growing Up LGBTQ+ Online: An Infographic

January 20, 2018

When approaching topics such as adolescent sexuality, technology, and social media, it is sometimes tempting for adults, even sexuality educators, to focus solely on the Internet Age’s harmful and problematic byproducts for adolescent development and sexuality. In fact, hardly a newsstand exists without glossy-paged headlines screaming for attention with the threats of cyber-bullying, sexting, and…

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Thriving at the Intersection

December 15, 2017

This resource will be available online in late 2018.

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Equipping Youth to Succeed: Power Through Choices (Infographic)

December 6, 2017

Power Through Choices is the only sexual health program designed with and for youth in foster care and other out-of-home care. And it’s proven effective. Healthy Teen Network shared the curriculum’s evaluation results at our 2018 national conference in a poster session. View the infographic poster. And for more background, check out the related blog… Read more

Recruiting? Facebook can help: Using social media to recruit participants (Infographic)

December 3, 2017

This infographic presents lessons learned from using social media channels and advertising channels to recruit participants into research studies and health programs at the 2018 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting. The social media and internet advertising channels included in the poster are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Ad Grants, Grindr, and Scruff. The infographic…

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Likes, Tweets, and Hashtags: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Study Recruitment

November 7, 2017

Social media and internet advertising continue to prove promising frontiers for the recruitment and engagement of participants for programs, studies, and campaigns. Last month, Healthy Teen Network and Child Trends gave a poster presentation at our annual national conference, sharing key lessons from the digital recruitment efforts of the Pulse study, a randomized control trial…

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Strategic Plan, 2017 – 2020

October 26, 2017

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. Download the print version of the strategic plan below; you may also read…

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Position Statement: Ensuring Equity for Youth by Applying Gender Transformative Approaches

October 19, 2017

Healthy Teen Network believes that organizations that deliver sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services should apply gender transformative approaches to their service delivery. When so doing, professionals who provide sexuality education, clinical, and supportive services to youth should be cognizant of the environment and social norms within which the youth reside and remain…

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Position Statement: Ensuring Equity by Dismantling Racism

Healthy Teen Network believes that racism remains a persistent social toxin within United States society. Further, we believe that the ongoing and disparate impacts that racism has on public health at large warrants additional and sustained attention. While we recognize that race is a social construct with no biological basis, the material impact of racial…

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Position Statement: Ensuring Equity for Youth by Affirming Those Who Are LGBTQ+ or Gender Non-Conforming

October 6, 2017

Healthy Teen Network believes youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, and queer (LGBTQ+), youth falling outside of the cisgender, heterosexual norm, and gender non-conforming youth should be affirmed as equal members of society and communities, deserving education and care relevant to their lived experiences. Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues…

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Position Statement: Universal Right to Health Care

October 5, 2017

Universal Healthcare Position Statement Cover

Healthy Teen Network maintains that health care is a universal human right, and by extension, a right all Americans should enjoy equitably. In the United States, the universal right to health care must be accomplished by ensuring that each American 1) can enter the nation’s healthcare system without any barrier of discrimination or other impediment…

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