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Power Through Choices Training-of-Facilitators

Power Through Choices Training-of-Facilitators

Join us for a LIVE VIRTUAL training on Power Through Choices! This training will prepare you to deliver the Power Through Choices program face-to-face with youth. IMPORTANT! Before you register, please read our training policies. Schedule: Session 1, Monday, July 11:...

Get the Shot(s): HPV Vaccine Resources for Parents

Get the Shot(s): HPV Vaccine Resources for Parents

HPV vaccine resources to break down science with humor and honest answersBy Gina Desiderio January 20, 2022When it's time for their annual physical, the first question my kids ask me is if they have to get a shot. It's been a while since they've been due for one of...

Engaging Young People Virtually

Engaging Young People Virtually

Sharing what we’ve learned from our Power through Choices facilitators.By Valerie Sedivy, PhD February 16, 2021I know. You’re tired of Zoom, young people are tired of Zoom, and I’m tired of talking about how tired we all are of Zoom. (No shade to Zoom, by the way—it...

Were you in foster care?

Were you in foster care?

If so, we want to hear from you. Text the word STORIES to 313131January 29, 2021If you are 18 to 26 years old, currently parenting a child, and were in foster care around age 17, or have "aged-out" of foster care, we want to hear from you! We're now enrolling for a...

Let’s See: Pulse Short-Term Impact Results

Let’s See: Pulse Short-Term Impact Results

Here's what we found from our six-week short term follow-up survey.By Elizabeth Cook, Research Scientist from Child TrendsBy Nicholas Sufrinko By Milagros Garrido, MS, PMP March 6, 2020From 2016 to 2019, Child Trends conducted a randomized control trial with 2,317...

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

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

It is important to prepare youth with the skills to assess the world they interact with and porn literacy can be a valuable tool.By Ella Dorval Hall November 21, 2019It’s common to hear that when there is a lack of sex education in a young person’s life, they turn to...

Using Internet Advertising to Recruit Youth

Using Internet Advertising to Recruit Youth

Follow along as our Director of Innovation and Research, Genevieve Martínez-García, shares lessons learned for how to effectively recruit youth into programs and research studies using internet advertising.By Genevieve Martínez García, PhD November 14, 2019Looking to...

Evidence Is the Building Block of Innovation

Evidence Is the Building Block of Innovation

How does evidence inform innovation? Healthy Teen Network recently shared our position statement on evidence and innovation.January 17, 2019We talk a lot about evidence and innovation…or maybe we just hear all the time about how we need to be evidence-based and also...

Identifying Scammers in Online Studies

Identifying Scammers in Online Studies

Learn how Child Trends identified scammers who did not meet the eligibility criteria for their online study.By Elizabeth Cook, Makedah Johnson, and Jennifer Manlove, Child TrendsJuly 13, 2018Health interventions have increasingly incorporated technology components,...

Screening and Enrolling Study Participants Online

Screening and Enrolling Study Participants Online

This two-part interactive blog will share our lessons learned in successfully recruiting, screening, and enrolling participants into our two research studies.By Genevieve Martínez García, PhD By Nicholas Sufrinko By Milagros Garrido, MS, PMP May 24, 2017Websites for...

Top Tips for Using Social Media to Recruit Study Participants

Top Tips for Using Social Media to Recruit Study Participants

This two-part interactive blog will share our lessons learned in successfully recruiting, screening, and enrolling participants into our two research studies.By Genevieve Martínez García, PhD By Nicholas Sufrinko By Milagros Garrido, MS, PMP May 11, 2017Ever wondered...

A Few Words on Awards

A Few Words on Awards

Healthy Teen Network’s annual award program is open for nominations!By Kelly Connelly May 17, 2012"Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” –Abraham Lincoln In a field full of people working passionately to empower youth to...

New Year, New You?

New Year, New You?

The first step in achieving your goals: Match your thoughts to your desires! And so, I ask you: Are you still on track to achieving your New Year’s resolutions? By Guest Author Clair SwinburnFebruary 1, 2012Are you still on track to achieving your New Year’s...

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