Tag Archives: resource for provider

California Core Comps for Providers of Adolescent Sex and Reproductive Programs (2008)

This guide includes Core Competencies for adult providers and educators of adolescent sexual and reproductive health to deliver effective, sensitive and appropriate programs and services. Programs and agencies might use the Core Competencies to: guide the hiring, training, development and evaluation of staff increase collaboration and cross training between agencies support consistent health outcomes for […]

The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)

The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary professional organization that includes educators, sexuality counselors and sex therapists, AASECT members such as physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, allied health professionals, clergy members, lawyers, sociologists, marriage and family counselors and therapists, family planning specialists and researchers, as well as students […]

Culturally Competent Care for GLBT People: Recommendations for Health Care Providers (2009)

GLBT patients often face discrimination in a healthcare setting. This resource provides tips on how providers can create welcoming environments that are confidential, free of discrimination, and respectful. Tips include: Waiting room reading materials and bulletin boards should include positive items about the GLBT community and materials of interest to the GLBT community. Have an […]

Clinic Assessment of Youth Friendly Services (2002)

This interactive tool helps health care professionals assess the quality of services provided to adolescents. Using this resource, you can develop action plans to address policy, operations, training, and other program areas needing adjustment and change. Youth-friendly programs characteristics assessed by this tool include: Location Facility Hours Facility Environment Services Provided Peer Education/Counseling Programs Educational […]

Librarians Guide to Sex Ed Resources (2006)

Librarians have a unique opportunity to help parents, educators and teens obtain age-appropriate, medically accurate and culturally relevant information and resources they need to be informed about sexual health.  For some, a library may be their only source of information. Advocates For Youth complied a list of print, audio, and web-based resources addressing sex and […]

American Sexual Health Association (ASHA)

The American Sexual Health Association, founded in 1914, aims to communicate to the public, patients, press, providers and policy makers by developing and delivering sensitive health information about sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases/infections. Their mission statement: “The American Sexual Health Association promotes the sexual health of individuals, families and communities by advocating sound policies […]

Sex Education for Physically, Emotionally and Mentally Challenged Youth (2006)

This resource, complied by Advocates for Youth, provides detailed information and resources for youth who live with physical and/or mental disabilities— including, but not limited to hearing, sight, and motor function impairments; Down syndrome; cerebral palsy; paraplegia and quadriplegia; developmental disorders; and mental health issues. The resource is divided into the following sections: Statistics and data […]

Effective Sex Education (2006)

This article, written by Brigid McKeon (Advocates for Youth) provides an overview of the effectiveness and characteristics of comprehensive sex education and the dangers of abstinence-only programs . By age 18, 70% of U.S. females and 62% of U.S. males have initiated vaginal sex.  Adolescents have a fundamental human right to comprehensive and accurate sexual […]

Douglas Kirby’s 17 Characteristics at a Glance (2007)

“17 Characteristics at a Glance” is taken from Kirby et al.’s report, Sex and HIV Education Programs for Youth: Their Impact and Important Characteristics and their publication, Tools to Assess Characteristics of Effective Sex and STD/HIV Education Programs (TAC).  This is a brief one page description of the 17 common characteristics of programs found to be effective in changing […]

Parent-Adolescent Communication about Sex in Latino Families: A Guide for Practitioners

This publication published by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy assesses available information on parent-teen communication in Latino families, and also pinpoints the research findings that are most useful to practitioners.  It is mainly a resource for practitioners and illustrates specific characteristics that define Latino families in regards to acculturation, education, family structure, […]

Answer: Sex Ed, Honestly

Answer, a national organization based in New Jersey (affiliated with Rutgers University), provides sexual health education training to teachers and youth-serving professionals and also offer peer-to-peer sexual health education directly to teens through their teen written magazine and website, Sex,Etc. They offer: Trainings and workshops Information and lesson plans for professionals serving youths Sexual health […]

Increasing Use of Contraceptive Implants and Intrauterine Devices To Reduce Unintended Pregnancy (2009)

The authors suggest that high unintended pregnancy rates in the U.S. may be the result of relatively low use of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods, such as the contraceptive implant and intrauterine devices.  According to the World Health Organization’s evidence-based Medical Eligibility Criteria for contraceptive use, almost all women are eligible for implants and intrauterine devices. Despite […]

HPV Fact Sheet (2014)

This fact sheet, published by the Centers for Disease Control, provides information about Human papillomavirus (HPV).  Information about symptoms, prevalence, treatment, HPV & cancer and vaccination are included. Link to CDC’s HPV Fact Sheet There are additional HPV fact sheets that focus on specific topics as well: Link to HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancer Fact Sheet Link to Making […]

AIDS.gov (Website)

Aids.gov is informative resource and user-friendly site that discusses new research, policy, and media.  The website caters to people of all backgrounds, cultures and sexual orientations and provides AIDS-related important information regarding HIV/AIDS Basic Information, Federal Resources, Social Media, News & Events.  The website also has a HIV/AIDS Service Locator, information about HIV/AIDS Counseling Training and Resources […]