Category Resources for Youth

A Trauma Informed Approach for Adolescent Sexual-Health

This is a report that talks about how to do comprehensive sexual education with youth that have been through trauma. It covers sexual health, sexual education, populations affected, preventions, trauma, strengths and needs, therapeutic services and safety plans for those who have experienced trauma. Click on the link before to read more. A-Trauma-Informed-Approach-for-Adolescent-Sexual-Health

For Teen Mothers: What Breastfeeding Is Like in the First Days

This website page talks about breastfeeding and how to do it and the joys of it. It goes some simple pointers when breastfeeding and why mothers should breastfeed. This is a good website for mothers, teen mothers and practitioners working with these populations. It is also a good page for those mothers who have chosen […]

Is there a future for the LBGTQ Movement?

My2024 is an online game, a national conversation, and a giant party for 10 days in October 2014 asking lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people across the United States how our lives and communities could change in the year 2024. This is a good resource for young LGBTQ people and those that work […]

The Impact of Homophobia and Racism on GLBTQ Youth of Color (2007)

This publication focuses on the obstacles youth of color face with discrimination and racism. Queer youth of color are less likely to be out to their parents In research gathered at Black Pride events, Black youth said the church considered homosexuality a sin. Youth of color say they feel they have to choose between culture […]

Chicago Women’s Health Center

This website is the CWHC’s website. It describes the services they offer including: counseling acupuncture massage gynecology check ups They offer sliding scale. This site is useful for those that do not have insurance, students, and anyone who is in need of holistic medical care. Click here to visit the website.  

Reproductive Justice & Violence: Innovative models

This document presents the innovative work that organizations that work with youth through Chicago were doing. Sisters Empowering Sisters created a zine. Global Girls created a performance piece that asked young women to think about waiting until they are 24 to have children. Beyondmedia created a video about HIV. This document can be used by […]

Reproductive Justice statement by YWEP

This statement is about how YWEP sees reproductive justice through their sex trade lens. “Young Women’s Empowerment Project is a project by and for girls and transgender girls in the sex trade and street economies.” YWEP believes in building solidarity with other girls in the sex trade. They fight patriarchy, sexism and heterosexism. YWEP believes […]

Characteristics of Parents of Sexually Healthy Adolescents (1995)

This is a list of characteristics that understanding parents have. It lists: respecting the young person finding resources and educational materials to share with the young person. seeking additional help when needed talking about sexuality in an open manner with the young person check in with young person about their life, dating life and partners […]

The State of Latina Adolescents’ Health (2003)

Factors affecting Latina Health: poverty access to healthcare racism & discrimination acculturation & biculturalism familismo (the family) gender roles religion early puberty & having an older boyfriend Recommendations for Developing Programs for Latina Adolescents Make programs culturally and linguistically appropriate. Involve teens and their social support networks. Address culturally defined gender roles. Involve communities in […]

Reproductive Justice Briefing Book: A Primer on Reproductive Justice and Social Change, 2007.

In this book you will find many essays. Some of the essays give definitions. This book is easy to use because it is divided by topics so you can find the topic you are looking for quickly. Topics covered include but are not limited to: reproductive justice adoption pregnancy Click here to read the essays.

Adolescents, Protecting: Ensuring Access to Care and Reporting Sexual Activity and Abuse

This reference guide was created in 2004 by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  It is a reference guide that provides information as a key for health professionsl to ensure that adolescents have access to the health services they need.  It includes sexual and reproductive health services information. Sexual activity and sexual abuse are not […]

Laws Shaping Abortion Access in Illinois

This resource guide is provided by the section of family planning at the University of Chicago.  It was develepod in 2014 and is a reference guide for legal information regarding abortion care and considerations. The U.S. Supreme Court has held that the right to an abortion is fundamental, but not absolute. A physician, in the course […]

Accessing Abortion in Illinois: A guide for health care and social service providers

This resource guide was initially created in 2014 by the University of Chicago a program of family planning. The guide provides resources to improve access to abortion., but this section is especially helpful for “health and social service providers advise pregnant persons who may be seeking abortion care in Illinois.” Under Illinois law, a pregnant […]

Mental Health Disorders- Child Trends Adolescent Health Highlight (2013)

This newsletter published by Child Trends is an informative resource that clarifies a lot of common questions regarding adolescent mental health.  The newsletter contains definitions of mental health terminology, facts and figures about current mental health trends, a list of warning signs and common mental disorders among adolescents.  There is also information about treatment, mental […]

Go Ask Alice!

Go Ask Alice! is Columbia University’s health Q&A Internet resource. There are six category pages of questions answered —Alcohol & Other Drugs, Emotional Health, Fitness and Nutrition, General Health, Relationships, and Sexual and Reproductive Health. The goal of Go Ask Alice! is to keep readers inquisitive, informed, and healthy. This resource is good for educators, young people […]

Center for Young Women’s Health

The mission of Young Women’s Health is to help teen girls, their parents, teachers, and health care providers improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions. The site provides health guides in English and Spanish, health-related quizzes, and an Ask Us section. To read more about the Center […]

Howard Brown Health Center and Broadway Youth Center

Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) is one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations. The agency serves more than 16,000 adults and youth each year in its diverse health and social service delivery system focused around seven major programmatic divisions: primary medical care, behavioral health, research, HIV/STD prevention, youth services, elder […]

Amplify

Amplify is a project of Advocates for Youth. Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health. Advocates for Youth envisions a society […]

Ambiente Joven

Ambiente Joven is a project of Advocates for Youth and is dedicated to the young Latino gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual communities in USA and Latin America with the goal of providing information on sexual and mental health. Ambiente Joven has a great deal of Spanish-speaking resources that attest to LGBTQ topics in Latin America. […]