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Youth-Friendly Services Assessment Tool and Guide

June 17, 2019

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This resource includes an interactive tool, including a guide and complete bibliography, to help you assess if your clinic delivers services in a youth-friendly way. Offering youth-friendly services means that clinical services are provided in a way that makes it easy and comfortable for youth to seek out and receive the services they need. Key…

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Volt20: 20 Questions to a Healthy Future

March 19, 2019

Volt20 is the ultimate health resource guide every young person needs to help them thrive. Volt20 helps youth think about their lives, decide what they like about their lives right now, what they wish were different, and plan for a healthy future. Volt20 helps adolescents and young adults, up to 24 years old, focus on what’s going on with their bodies, minds, relationships, and the places… 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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Power Through Choices: Evidence of Success with System-Involved Youth

February 27, 2018

Guest Blog Post by Sharon Rodine & Janene Fluhr Research shows youth in foster care and juvenile justice systems are far more likely to become pregnant or get someone pregnant, compared to youth in the general population. System-involved youth have experienced chronic trauma, abuse/neglect, and family dysfunction; may face mental health and substance abuse challenges;…

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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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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 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: Sexual & Reproductive Health Services for Immigrant Youth

October 5, 2017

Immigrant youth

Healthy Teen Network believes that immigrant youth (people aged 24 and younger without U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status) deserve comprehensive sexuality education and optimal sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in order to achieve whole health. Sexual and reproductive health services should be designed and delivered with consideration for immigrant youth. Healthy Teen…

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Position Statement: Ensuring Equity for Youth by Addressing the Intersectionality of Gender, Race, and Sexuality


Healthy Teen Network believes that addressing social and ecological conditions unique to members of historically marginalized populations (such as people who are women, First Nation/Indigenous, African-American, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander, and/or LGBTQ+) is critical for these populations to achieve justice and equitable health and well-being outcomes. Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues…

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