adolescent health and sexuality

A number of studies have shown the challenges that youth in foster care have in establishing healthy romantic relationships. Experiencing abuse and neglect can hinder their ability to connect with others. Youth in foster care also lack role models to give them a picture of what healthy interactions look like.
Do you have expertise in teen pregnancy prevention? Show it off at the Second Annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grantee Conference sponsored by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau. The call for abstracts deadline has been extended to this Friday, January 11, 2013.
The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications from organizations interested in running the National Center on Health Care Transition for Youth with Special Health Care Needs.
It has been more than 30 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the U.S.—which means the young people you work with have never known a world without HIV.
How can we encourage young people to adopt--and keep--healthy behaviors? The National Institute of Nursing Research and several other organizations within the National Institutes of Health will fund research projects that aim to (1) identify the ways young people are influenced to have healthy habits, and/or (2) promote positive sustainable health behaviors in children from birth to age 18. The...
For most adolescents, online social networking is another way to talk to the friends and family that they see every day. But for runaway and homeless youth, texting, Facebook and other social media can be important ways to stay in touch with friends and family who are slipping away just when they are most needed.
When it comes to helping youth understand their medical rights related to sexual health, online resources can be a critical source of up-to-date information.
Youth Service America and UnitedHealthcare are teaming up to provide grants of up to $1,000 for youth-led service-learning projects that combat childhood obesity by promoting walking, running or hiking. Learn more about this opportunity on the Youth Service America website.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to fund innovative programs that promote the health and success of African American boys and young men in school, work and life. Up to 10 grants of up to $300,000 will be awarded. See the funding announcement and application instructions (PDF, 249KB).
“The Relationship Between Sexual Abuse and Risky Sexual Behavior Among Adolescent Boys: A Meta-Analysis” (abstract). Journal of Adolescent Health, Vol. 51, Issue 1 (July 2012).
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