For a statistical profile of adolescents in the
U.S., visit the popular Demographics section on the ACT for Youth
website. All topics are newly updated for 2016 and include the latest
data from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
SisterSong and National
Women's Health Network:This webinar will look at the increased focus on
long acting, reversible contraception (LARC) as it relates to the way
people are counseled, who is targeted for LARCs, and the barriers that
exist for some people who want to use these methods.
National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth: Gina Martin,
director of outreach services at Covenant House New Orleans, shares
advice about how she, and others, can make sure they're making an impact
on youth they serve in this new podcast.
National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth: Natural disasters can
upend even the most stable lives. They hit particularly hard for
people whose lives are difficult even in non-disastrous times. In
recognition of National Disaster Preparedness Month, here are five important tips you can use to help prevent catastrophe from further harming the youth and families you work with.
Search Institute: When
it comes to nurturing young people, we struggle individually and
collectively both to protect them from harm, and to empower them. This blog post explores the challenges and ways in which caretakers can strike this difficult balance.
Child Trends: In
some regards, societal norms are shifting toward equality for lesbian,
gay, bisexual, and transgender people. But a new study from the CDC
found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual high school students (the report
didn't include transgender youth) still face significant obstacles to
their well-being. This blog post makes the case for better assessments of LGBT youth, and the steps researchers are already taking.