adolescent health and sexuality

Most youth probably aren’t familiar with the word doula. But some young women have come to know its meaning quite profoundly through the Community-based Doula Project in Chicago, Atlanta, Denver and other locations across the nation.
As a case manager at Adams House, a transitional living program for older adolescent boys in Gastonia, N.C., Ed Smith is always looking for ways to keep residents active. This year, that quest led him to organize a weight-loss competition modeled after “The Biggest Loser,” the reality TV show in which overweight people diet and train hard to lose weight.
New research is showing that Positive Youth Development activities are better together and when combined with other strength-building approaches. A diversity of activities, methods and theoretical frameworks is the key to helping young people grow and succeed, researchers say. (Publications discussed here do not necessarily reflect the views of NCFY, the Family and Youth Services Bureau, or the...
Three young men and a youth development expert advise abstinence educators on how to best reach teen guys with the abstinence message. Time: 12:21 | Size: 11.3 MB | Transcript
A NCFY staff member talks to a young woman who says abstinence is more than a decision not to have sex. It's a way of valuing herself. Time: 07:18 | Size: 4.1 MB | Transcript
Harvard Square in Boston, Massachusetts, is a renowned tourist area, known around the world for its shopping, dining, entertainment venues, bookstores, architectural landmarks, and cultural destinations. It is also a place where a large number of runaway and homeless youth sleep every night—some suffering from medical illnesses, others just hungry and alone. A mobile health clinic run by...
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