Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health: These compilations of resources
are intended for healthcare providers and youth serving professionals.
Each one contains clinical care guidelines and resources such as
training materials, screening tools, videos, webinars, and toolkits.
these one-pagers to adolescents, young adults, parents, and caregivers
who are looking for online resources, support groups, peer networks,
helplines, treatment locators, and advocacy opportunities.
The Office of Adolescent Health: Adolescents
are generally healthy; however, they face challenges to their health
and well-being that are different from those of children and adults. This new feature of the OAH website profiles who America's adolescents are, what they do, and what health issues they face.
CDC: This tool features an interactive module
that enables users to compare the risks of different sexual activities
and to see how one or a combination of prevention methods could reduce
the risk of HIV. Users can customize the information to be individually
tailored to their needs. The tool also includes an HIV Testing Site
Susan Crown Exchange (SCE) and the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality: This field guide of best practices
sheds new light on how out-of-school programs can equip teens with
valuable social and emotional learning skills they need to succeed.
Advocates for Youth: This first-ever free online K-12 sexuality education curriculum
fosters responsibility by respecting young people's rights to honest
sexuality education and is intended to give teachers a dynamic,
up-to-date, and inclusive curriculum. Key features include that it: has
been reviewed by youth activists; contains 80 lesson plans; contains
family homework activities; meets National Sex Ed Standards; has a
flexible design to supplement, expand, and/or update current curricula;
and contains extensive teacher support materials including a 25-page
Child Trends and Casey Family Programs: This database includes state-level statistics and policies on foster care and adoption, domestic violence, financing, and more.
Teen Network: Volt is an initiative to generate energy around
adolescent and young adult men's (AYAM) health and well-being. It seeks
to increase AYAM knowledge on, access to, and utilization of, health
care services. The volt resource suite includes materials for youth, youth work professionals, and parents.
Institute: The 2015 50 State Report Card on Reproductive Health and
Rights gives an overview of what's happening in the 50 States and the
District of Columbia. Use this interactive map to download the report for your state to find out if it is making the grade on effectiveness, prevention, affordability, and access.