Essential Access Health: This free online course
covers background data on health disparities impacting LGBTQ
populations and best practices for providing LGBTQ-inclusive and
adolescent-friendly services, with a heavy emphasis on sexual
history-taking and STD/HIV screening.
Dibble Institute: This webinar
identifies risk factors that foster youth and runaway, homeless youth
experience and how healthy relationship education offers protective
factors that empower them to make healthier choices for their
Kaiser: This brief
discusses 10 ways that women could be affected if the ACA is repealed
or its provisions are otherwise eliminated or modified, including
through changes proposed in the House Republican replacement bill, the
American Health Care Act.
Journal of Adolescent Research: For young men, the transition to
adulthood may be a time of heightened adherence to traditional gender
roles and norms of masculinity. However, recent research with young men
in gender-specific contexts has indicated that some contexts support a
construction of masculinity that is more inclusive. This research explores if and how participants talked about gender and its role in their lives.
Trends: Substantial evidence indicates that early investments to
foster positive child development can reap large and lasting gains. But
in order to implement and sustain policies and programs that help
children flourish, it is crucial to accurately define, measure, and then
New York State Office of the Attorney General and the New York State
Education Department write to reaffirm to students, schools, families,
and communities across the State of New York that our schools will
remain safe havens where all students can learn.
purpose of this guidance is to assist school districts in fostering an
educational environment for all students that is safe and free from
discrimination-regardless of sex, gender identity, or expression-and to
facilitate compliance with local, state and federal laws concerning
bullying, harassment, discrimination, and student privacy.
Bedsider: This newly launched service
allows women to enter their zip code to receive a listing of
contraception service providers who can deliver one of several birth
control options (usually hormonal methods like the pill, patch, ring, or
emergency contraception) directly to their home.
Minority Youth Violence Prevention Project Grants The
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health is offering grants to
support programs that integrate public health and law enforcement, offer
evidence-based violence prevention strategies and interventions, and
incorporate culturally and linguistically appropriate approaches to
reduce disparities in access to public health services, reduce violent
crimes, and improve the health and wellbeing of communities of color in
communities with greater prevalence of youth violence. Deadline: March 31, 2017
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