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Training: LGBTQ+ 101

April 2, 2018

How can sex educators ensure that students of all sexualities and genders feel 'seen' and affirmed?  This training will cover the basic knowledge instructors need to feel competent leading discussions and answering questions, and will help build skills to create inclusive environments. Want to learn more? Whether you’re looking for a training or perhaps more… Read more

Training: Creating a Comfortable Climate


This training helps sex education instructors ensure they are using best practices when it comes to setting the tone for discussions, answering questions, preventing challenging situations, and managing them effectively if they do occur. Want to learn more? Whether you’re looking for a training or perhaps more in-depth technical assistance on creating a comfortable climate… Read more

Position Statement: Homelessness & Its Intersection with Sexual Behavior among Youth

February 5, 2018

Healthy Teen Network maintains that housing is a universal human right, and by extension, a right all. Americans should enjoy equitably. Furthermore, we recognize the centrality of safe and stable housing to achieving whole health. Accordingly, we support policies, programs, and practices to ensure permanent, safe, and affordable housing for all as a matter of…

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Position Statement: Youth-Friendly Services

January 30, 2018

Healthy Teen Network maintains that for youth to enjoy their universal right to health care, health care services must be delivered to them in a manner that makes it easy and comfortable for them to seek out and receive the services they need. We consider health care services to be youth-friendly when they are confidential,…

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Comparison of 2018 & 2017 PAF FOA (Table)

January 23, 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH) announced on January 12, 2018 the Anticipated Availability of Funds for Support for Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers, and Their Families (AH-SP1-18-001). These grant funds are being made available through the Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) program. Previous…

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Position Statement: Ensuring Equity for Youth by Affirming Young People Who Are Pregnant or Parenting

January 22, 2018

A more just and equitable world supports and empowers all adolescents and young adults—including young people who are pregnant or parenting—to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. All young people deserve respect, appreciation, and acceptance for their individual strengths, talents, and potential. And all adolescents and young adults have a right to comprehensive, developmentally and culturally…

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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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