Youth 360⁰

Youth 360⁰  Health Promotion

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.




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Young Parents Logic Model, Revised (Coming Soon)

February 20, 2020

Healthy Teen Network is currently working to revise the original Resource Kit for Working with Young Families, developed in 2008. The revised logic model will be available soon. In the meantime, we have a sample of the final resource, that we shared at the 2019 Healthy Teen Network conference. Soon to come, resources will include…

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Why Are Youth Watching Porn and What Are They Learning from It?

November 21, 2019

By Ella Dorval Hall It’s common to hear that when there is a lack of sex education in a young person’s life, they turn to porn for more answers, and in doing so, that young person learns risky, harmful behaviors. While it is true that 60% of young people report going to porn to learn…

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Youth Rebuilding New Orleans Receives the 2019 Youth 360° Innovation Award

September 23, 2019

Healthy Teen Network is pleased to announce that the nonprofit volunteer organization Youth Rebuilding New Orleans has been selected to receive the 2019 Youth 360° Innovation Award. With the Youth 360° Innovation Award, Healthy Teen Network recognizes emerging innovations and achievements in adolescent sexual and reproductive health promotion that integrate the social determinants of health.…

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Inclusive Sex-Positivity

July 11, 2019

Guest Blog Post by Capri Fiello Sex-positivity, which the Feminist Majority Foundation defines as “celebrating healthy sexual relationships, diversity within those relationships, bodily autonomy, and empowering individuals to control their own sex life (or lack thereof),” is incredibly important in supporting adolescents’ sexual development. When sex-positivity is both inclusive and comprehensive, it shifts the paradigm…

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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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How to Find Housing and Services for Young People Who Are Pregnant or Parenting

May 30, 2019

We often get questions from young people who are pregnant or parenting, looking for housing and other support services. While Healthy Teen Network does not provide housing or direct services for young people who are pregnant or parenting, we have put together a list of resources that may help young people find some answers: Are…

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Why “Sex Ed for All”?

May 1, 2019

Our Director of Innovation and Research, Dr. Genevieve Martínez-García, shares more on why Healthy Teen Network is #StandingStrong for #SexEdForAll, in this short video: Our society has a responsibility to support and empower young people to lead healthy and fulfilling lives, and that includes sexual lives. For too long, we’ve let the disease-prevention model monopolize… Read more

Because Where We Learn Matters

April 2, 2019

Today is National Healthy Schools Day, sponsored by Healthy Schools Network to raise awareness of issues of environmental health at school. Healthy Schools Network promotes reform in three core areas defining environmental health at school: Environmental public health services for children at risk or with suspected exposures at school. Child-safe policies for housekeeping and purchasing…

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Sexual & Reproductive Health Is a Social Justice Issue with Public Health Impacts #NPHW19

March 28, 2019

Next week is National Public Health Week 2019, or #NPHW19, sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA). We believe 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, or Youth 360⁰,…

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How to Prioritize Your Mental Health in College: Tips from a Senior

March 21, 2019

Guest Blog Post by Arsha Pinson I never imagined how fun but challenging college would be, but now being in my final semester of undergrad, I can honestly say it’s been one of the best experiences of my youth. In college, students have many chances to meet new friends and figure out who they are.…

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