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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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Just Down the Street: Minor Sex Trafficking in Maryland

March 20, 2017

What is sex trafficking? What might sex trafficking look like? If you think a youth is being sex trafficked, what are some clues to look for? What should you do if you see sex trafficking? Through Healthy Teen Network’s partnership with the University of Maryland School of Social Work’s Prevention of Adolescent Risk Initiative, this infographic and complementary presentation are…

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Hidden In Plain Sight: Labor Trafficking in Maryland


What is labor trafficking? What are some signs labor trafficking is happening? What should you do if you see labor trafficking? Through Healthy Teen Network’s partnership with the University of Maryland School of Social Work’s Prevention of Adolescent Risk Initiative, this infographic and accompanying presentation are available to learn about  labor trafficking. These resources are focused on specifics for the state…

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Making Evidence-Based Sexual Health Education Work in Schools (MESHEWS)

March 16, 2017

Making Evidence-Based Sexual Health Education Work in Schools (MESHEWS) is a companion to the PSBA-GTO manual, building on the PSBA-GTO process to reflect the unique needs of education agencies. In particular, it adds and tailors guidance related to the following tasks: Using data to select schools with students at disproportionate risk of teen pregnancy and…

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Protected: Foster Youth Need Sex Ed, Too! Addressing the Sexual Risk Behaviors of System-Involved Youth (recording)

January 26, 2017

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Youth 360°: How & Where We Live, Learn, & Play Matters (Presentation Slides & Audio)

November 15, 2016

Check out this presentation, with audio, to introduce the concept of Youth 360°, holistic health promotion, social determinants of health, and the social-ecological model:

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Tip Sheet: Working with School Health Advisory Committees (SHACs)


A school health advisory committee (SHAC) is any group that advises on school health. SHACs might go by other names, such as “school health teams” or “wellness councils.” Often based at the district level (though sometimes at the school or state levels), these committees are not part of the administrative structure and have no legal…

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Tip Sheet: Gender, Sexuality, & Inclusive Sex Education

November 14, 2016

Assuming someone’s gender identity or sexual orientation based on how they look, assuming that all young people are only attracted to the “opposite” gender, teaching that there are only opposite genders (boys and girls, and ignoring others). These are all examples where sex education may make youth of different identities, genders, or orientations not feel…

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