LGBTQ+ Youth
Why Sex Ed For All?

Why Sex Ed For All?

Why Sex Ed For All?October 2021Have you heard that May is Sex Ed For All Month? Yes, no, maybe? Or yes, but you don’t quite get it? It’s okay…that’s actually what this session is all about. Since 2019, May has been recognized as Sex Ed For All Month. This initiative...

Teaching Inclusive Sex Ed: A Focus on LGBTQIA+ Youth

Teaching Inclusive Sex Ed: A Focus on LGBTQIA+ Youth

Teaching Inclusive Sex Ed: A Focus on LGBTQIA+ YouthDecember 2021Research shows that inclusive classrooms are necessary in supporting the diverse academic, social, emotional, and communication needs of all students. Join True You Maryland partner Vanessa Geffrard to...

Adolescent Health Equity

Adolescent Health Equity

Adolescent Health EquityOctober 2021Educators and providers must ensure equitable access to sexual health care and resources for all youth—regardless of their ability, race or ethnicity, or sexual orientation and identity. Speakers Desiree Smith and Jerrica Davis of...

Gender, Sexuality, & Inclusive Sex Education

Gender, Sexuality, & Inclusive Sex Education

Gender, Sexuality, & Inclusive Sex Education November 2016 Assuming someone’s gender identity or sexual orientation based on how they look, assuming that all young people are only attracted to the “opposite” gender, teaching that there are only opposite genders...

U Choose

U Choose

We help you talk about the hard stuff.Where We Started Getting school and community partners to work together is so important for improving sexual health education and services. In any given community, there are often many programs and services working with young...

LGBTQ+ 101

LGBTQ+ 101

LGBTQ+ 101Training Available Online & In-PersonHow can sex educators ensure that students of all sexualities and genders feel seen and affirmed? This training covers the basic knowledge instructors need to feel competent leading discussions and answering...

Connecting With Youth Who Are LGBTQ+

Connecting With Youth Who Are LGBTQ+

Connecting with Youth Who Are LGBTQ+U Choose to Know Digest, 2020 Gender and Sexuality Alliances or Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) have been around since the 1980s providing youth who identify as LGBTQ+ and their allies a safe space to support and connect with one...

The Teacher’s Guide to Sex Ed

The Teacher’s Guide to Sex Ed

The Teacher's Guide to Sex Ed2018Providing quality sex ed is more than just anatomy and pregnancy. But how do you focus on all the stuff that matters to help students making informed and healthy choices? The Teacher’s Guide has 8 units (listed below) to cover the...

Working with Youth Who Are Transgender and/or Gender Nonconforming

Working with Youth Who Are Transgender and/or Gender Nonconforming

Working with Youth Who Are Transgender and/or Gender Nonconforming U Choose to Know Digest, 2018Transgender youth don’t feel safe at school. They experience bullying based on their gender often and report that school personnel rarely intervene. Almost all transgender...

Being an Ally to Youth Who Identify as LGBTQ+

Being an Ally to Youth Who Identify as LGBTQ+

Being an Ally to Youth Who Identify as LGBTQ+U Choose to Know Digest, 2018Young people consume more media than ever before. The images they see and messages they receive impact not just how they view the world, but how they view themselves. The messages young people...

Serving Everyone: Providing Health Services to LGBTQ+ Youth

Serving Everyone: Providing Health Services to LGBTQ+ Youth

Serving Everyone Providing Sexual & Reproductive Health Services to LGBTQ+ Youth2018With this module, learn how sexual and reproductive health providers can better treat LGBTQIA+ students with respect. You can meet two students that identify as LGBTQIA+ and learn...

Privacy & Confidentiality

Privacy & Confidentiality

Privacy & Confidentiality for Adolescents Accessing Sexual & Reproductive Health Care2018Follow 16-year-old Kendall and learn about why young people need privacy and confidentiality while seeking sexual and reproductive health care. Complete this elearning...

Homelessness & Its Intersection with Sexual Behavior among Youth

Homelessness & Its Intersection with Sexual Behavior among Youth

Housing is a universal human right and the absence of safe and stable housing contributes to negative health outcomes for youth.Adopted by the Healthy Teen Network Board of Directors on June 9, 2017Position Healthy Teen Network maintains that housing is a universal...

Growing Up LGBTQ+ Online

Growing Up LGBTQ+ Online

Growing Up LGBTQ+ Online 2017When approaching topics such as adolescent sexuality, technology, and social media, it is sometimes tempting for adults, even sexuality educators, to focus solely on the Internet Age’s harmful and problematic byproducts for adolescent...

Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Adolescents in Foster Care

Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Adolescents in Foster Care

ReSHAPINGSexual Risk Behaviors Among Adolescents in Foster Care: The Impact of Sexual Orientation Society for Social Work and Research 21st Annual Conference, 2017 Svetlana Shpiegel, Elizabeth Aparicio, Claudette L. Grinnell-Davis, Dana Prince Suggested...

Sexuality Education

Sexuality Education

All young people should receive evidence-based, comprehensive sexuality education that is integrated through all grade levels.Adopted by the Healthy Teen Network Board of Directors on June 9, 2017Position Healthy Teen Network believes that all young people should...

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