LGBT youth in New York
State go beyond male, female, straight and gay when asked about their
own gender and sexual orientation identities. In this article, the
authors discuss the fluid nature of identity labeling and provide
This engaging and informative webinar
focuses on strategies for effective contraceptive counseling. The
webinar, which was presented live in June, 2016, was facilitated by Dr.
Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS, and sponsored by the NYC Department of
Health and Mental Hygiene
Answer's dynamic and highly interactive online professional development workshops
allow you to set your own pace while learning about teen sexuality. You
have one month to complete each workshop at times that are convenient
for your busy schedule.
Search Institute: These discussion
starters encourage youth to think about who they are becoming and how
they can be intentional in working toward a positive future. They can be
used with youth in your school, organization, home, or community, and
in one-on-one or group settings.
What does it mean to share power with young people? According to
Search Institute's research on developmental relationships, it might
involve something as simple as showing mutual respect to a young person
or as tangible as giving youth a voice in decision-making, collaborating
with young people in solving problems, and giving them leadership
opportunities. Here are Search Institute's 11 ways to start sharing
power with the young people you know.
Thousands of young
people are targets of bullying and cyberbullying every day, putting many
at risk for outcomes such as depression or school absenteeism. Working
with kids to create ways to address these issues is an important
responsibility for adults. This blog from StopBullying.gov discusses the effects of cyberbullying, and offers strategies to limit them.
may have experience helping youth develop job skills, but are you
familiar with the unique needs of transgender youth for employment
preparation? This NCFYpost introduces the new Transgender Youth Employment Toolkit created by the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
ACT for Youth Center of Excellence
ACT (Assets Coming Together) for Youth connects positive youth
development resources and research to practice in New York State and
beyond. Visit the Center of Excellence at