adolescent health and sexuality

This Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration program provides treatment and related services to youth who are in teen court programs and have substance abuse problems. The program aims to reduce substance use and criminal activity, improve health and quality of life, and increase productivity.
In honor of Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month, in April, NCFY asked two longtime sexual health educators to recommend their favorite online resources on STDs. Monica Rodriguez is president of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, or SIECUS. Deborah Mathis is administrative chief of women’s health at the University of Pennsylvania’s...
Claire Thomas had just started Farms For Life, a program in Washington state that brings farm-fresh vegetables to homeless shelters and at-risk families and youth, when she made a delivery to the transitional living apartments operated by the Seattle nonprofit YouthCare.
In a new Youth Speak Out podcast, two young people share how they use the common language of popular music to broach a difficult subject: teen dating violence.
Jaquil and Jalisa are two youth leaders for Start Strong Boston who teach middle schoolers to analyze the lyrics in pop songs and think about relationship health. Time: 4:02 | Size: 3.7 MB
Jaquil and Jalisa are two youth leaders for Start Strong Boston who teach middle schoolers to analyze the lyrics in pop songs and think about relationship health. Time: 4:02 | Size: 3.7 MB | Transcript
Going to a clinic or getting tested for sexually transmitted infections can be scary for young people, especially if they don't know what to expect. To help youth get over the hurdle of fear, a group of youth in New York City has produced several videos that encourage their peers to take care of their sexual health. Part of a series written by and starring members of Community Healthcare...
Peer Education and Leadership in Dating Violence Prevention: Strengths and Challenges (abstract), Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, Vol. 19, 2010. What it’s about: The authors of this article interviewed 52 domestic violence and sexual assault prevention practitioners about their experiences using youth as educators and leaders in efforts to prevent dating violence and...
When a young person lives on the streets or in an abusive home, their brain develops differently than if they lived in a stable, safe environment.
"It's All About the Fruits and Veggies," a grant program from Jamba Juice and the National Gardening Association's KidsGardening.org, provides schools, community organizations and nonprofits with the gardening supplies, curricula and plants they need to create nutrition and gardening experiences for children and youth. Read about the program and apply at KidsGardening.org
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