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Position Statement: Sexual & Reproductive Health Services for System-Involved Youth

September 20, 2017

Healthy Teen Network believes that youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems (system-involved youth) deserve comprehensive sexuality education and optimal sexual and reproductive health services in order to achieve whole health. SRH services should be designed and delivered with consideration for system-involved youth. Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues for…

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Position Statement: Health Promotion & The Social Determinants of Health


Healthy Teen Network believes that health promotion, or a holistic approach we call Youth 360⁰, is the best way to achieve positive health and well-being outcomes for all youth. How and where youth live, learn, and play matters. Health promotion is an approach that enables people to increase control over and improve their health, while…

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Position Statement: Educational Equity for Young People Who Are Pregnant & Parenting


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Healthy Teen Networks supports educational equity and systems of support that aid young people who are pregnant and parenting to complete high school. When pregnant and parenting youth graduate from high school, they have an increased chance of seeking post-secondary education and being workforce prepared, and they have a reduced chance of living in poverty…

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Finding Common Ground: An Overview on Key Conservative Principles to Support Shared Goals for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

September 14, 2017

A shifted landscape of new or strengthened power players (particularly those who lean conservative) at all levels of government, combined with threats to public health investments that our nation’s youth are facing, necessitates a reinvigorated call to public policy action by individuals and organizations that support youth and their families. This issue brief is a…

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Tip Sheet: Know Your Audience

September 11, 2017

Strategies for Opening Channels of Communication When communicating with elected officials or stakeholders, it is important to understand their background and perspective: this will inevitably lead to a more productive conversation. This tip sheet provides strategies for identifying common ground with elected officials and key stakeholders and tips for opening up channels of communication. Even…

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Navigating the Politics of Public Health: Finding Common Ground in Support of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

August 22, 2017

This four-part webinar series is a compainion piece to the issue brief, Finding Common Ground: An Overview on Key Conservative Principles to Support Shared Goals for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health. Participants will learn how to advocate in support of adolescent sexual and reproductive health with conservative-leaning policymakers and key stakeholders, including… strategies for knowing… Read more

Youth 360° In Action: Recorded Hangout

August 2, 2017

What determines how long we live…If we thrive…How healthy we are? Is it…What we do…Who we are…Where we live…Our families? How and where we live, learn, and play matters. We cannot expect to significantly impact health outcomes and address health disparities without considering these critical factors, or social determinants of health, that shape our well-being. Healthy…

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Celebrating Young Parents (Webinar Recording)

July 17, 2017

  Celebrating Young Parents: How New Mexico and California Established a Day of Recognition (Webinar Recording) Over the past several years, two states—New Mexico and California—have been working to affirm the value of young families and celebrate the ways they contribute to our communities because all adolescents and young adults, including pregnant and parenting teens,…

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Youth 360°, Explained

April 26, 2017

We promote a unique and holistic perspective—Youth 360°—to improve the health and well-being of young people. How and where youth live, learn, and play matters: we know social determinants of health are mostly responsible for health inequities and disparities. This short resource succinctly explains the Youth 360° approach.

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LGBTQ+-Who? | Game & Presentation

April 19, 2017

Healthy Teen Network High School Intern Hannah Murray created this presentation and game to help viewers and participants learn more about the LGBTQ+ community. A short Prezi presentation (below), titled LGBTQ+ – Who?!, outlines basic-yet-important information about gender, sexual identity, and the critical need to better meet the needs of LGBTQ+ youth, generally. The presentation includes a…

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