ACT for Youth Center of Excellence
In 2009, ACT for Youth Center of Excellence convened a symposium of experts and stakeholders in the field of adolescent sexual health. This report highlights issues raised, selected comments by participants, and resources offered at the event.
Additional Keywordsadolescent sexual health, sexual and reproductive health, SRH, pregnancy prevention, adolescent pregnancy, teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, HIV/AIDS, health disparities, family planning services, sexual health services, sexual health care, access to services, clinical practice, service delivery, sexual minority youth, best practices, sex education, sexual health education, technology, community sectors, community involvement, community engagement, sexual health curricula, sexual health curriculum, evidence-based programs
This report describes some of the new media and communication technologies that have become popular in recent years, together with case examples demonstrating how these technologies are being used for sexual and reproductive health.
Additional KeywordsInternet, social media, technology, communications, social networks, sexual health, sex education, sexual health education
These slides are from a presentation that was delivered at the Adolescent Sexual Health Symposium convened by ACT for Youth Center of Excellence in February 2009.
Research Facts and Findings
This article discusses the importance of romantic relationships to youth, including the benefits of healthy relationships, the risks romantic relationships may pose, and the need for adults to support young people in developing healthy relationships.
Additional Keywordsadolescence, adolescent development, youth development, teen sexuality, adolescent sexuality, sexual health, teen dating, adolescent dating, adolescent relationships, peers, peer relationships, healthy relationships, love, romance, risk behaviors, risky behaviors, sexual and reproductive health, SRH, teenagers, teens
Research Facts and Findings
Jane Powers and Erica Kerman
Dating violence among high school students may have serious consequences for adolescent development. This article summarizes the scope of the problem, the role of gender, risk factors for victimization and perpetration, and prevention strategies.
Additional Keywordsrisk behaviors, sexual health, romantic relationships, peers, peer relationships, mental health, abuse, aggression, aggressive behaviors, gender
This edition of Practice Matters discusses an online peer mentoring and social marketing campaign aimed at teen pregnancy prevention, and how the program was piloted in Rochester, NY.
Additional Keywordssexual health, reproductive health, peer education, adolescent pregnancy, Metrix Marketing