Tag Archives: resource

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 […]

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 […]

California Core Competencies for Providers of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs/Services (2008)

The Core Competencies are intended for adult providers of adolescent sexual and reproductive health and serve as a foundation of professional capabilities that all providers should strive to possess in order to deliver effective, sensitive and appropriate sexual health care and services to adolescents. The Core Competencies are divided into 5 major domains: Professional and […]

Why It’s Important to Talk About LGBTQ (2004)

This resource featured in Families are Talking, a quarterly newsletter published by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), discusses why it is important for parents to talk about LGBTQ issues to their children and the crucial role they play in dispelling myths, challenging stereotypes, and expressing the idea that everyone […]

Our Trans Children (2007)

“Our Trans Children” is a resource published by the Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) that covers a vast number of topics and issues and provides answers to common questions regarding transgender issues.  This specific edition also features information regarding children with gender-variant behaviors. The booklet provides detailed answers to commonly asked […]

Our Daughters and Sons (2006)

“Our Daughters and Sons” is a booklet published by the organization Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) that focuses on educating parents whose children might be or are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender.  The booklet provides very detailed answers to common questions that parents may have such as “Why is my chid […]

Questions and Answers: LGBTQ Youth Issues FAQ

This online resource on the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SEICUS) website focuses on answering common questions regarding LGBTQ youth.  Topics discussed include data from surveys regarding same-sex sexual behavior, HIV/AIDS and STD risks, mental health, homelessness, schools and education and general trends. Citation: “Questions and Answers: LGBTQ Youth Issues.” Sexuality Information […]

Be Yourself (2006)

The “Be Yourself” booklet, published by Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, is targeted towards youth who are or may be GLBT and have questions or are interested in looking for more information via websites and organizations. Very detailed answers are provided for questions ranging from “Is it okay to be GLBT?” to “Do […]

Resources for Families on Parent-Child Communication (2005)

“Resources for Families on Parent-Child Communication,” published by Advocates for Youth, provides a list of resources and materials to help parents begin talking with their children about sex. Resources are organized within the categories of web sites for parents, web sites for young people, books and videos, and organizations. All print materials can be ordered from […]

Programs that Work (2008)

Advocates for Youth is an organization that is Dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. The Science and Success (2nd ed. 2008): Sex Education and Other Programs That Work to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, HIV & Sexually Transmitted Infections publication […]

Medical and Public Health Sexual Health Education Recommendations (2007)

This fact sheet issued by ICAH reviews the recommendations for Sexual Health Education in schools by Medical and Public Health organizations such as: American Academy of Pediatrics American Medical Association World Health Organization American Public Health Association American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Society for Adolescent Medicine These organizations recommend that Sexual Health Education programs […]

Curricula Assessment Tool (2007)

The Curricula Assessment Tool was designed by the ICAH to serve as a guide for Teachers, Administrators, Students, Parents and Members of the community working to ensure that the sex education curriculum being taught meets high standards for content and focus. Acting as a checklist, the form provides the items required by the state of […]

K-12 Curricula Lessons about LGBTQ Diversity (2010)

The San Francisco Unified School District provides support services for LGBTQ youth and guidance for schools to provide curriculum for grades K-12 on diversity. The required curriculum for SF School systems includes: Elementary: Two lessons of family diversity per year Middle School: Seven periods of Diversity Education and Violence Prevention High School: Ten periods of Diversity Education […]

I Think I Might Be Trans (2004)

  An indepth brochure providing rescources and guidance for teens from teens who identify as transgendered.  Topics include: What does transgendered mean? How do I know if I’m transgendered? Am I normal? What is it like to be a transgendered teen? Whom should I tell? What will happen when I come out? What does it […]

I Think I Might Be Lesbian (2001)

An indepth brochure for and by young women who identify as lesbian. Topics include: What does it mean to be lesbian? How do I know if I’m a lesbian? Am I normal? What it’s like to be young and a lesbian? How do I learn to like myself? Whom should I tell? How do I […]

I Think I Might Be Gay (2001)

An indepth brochure for young men by young men who identify as gay. Topics include: What does it mean to be gay? Am I normal? What about AIDS/HIV? How do I learn to like myself? Whom should I tell? To view a PDF version of the brochure: I Think I Might Be Gay

I Think I Might Be Bisexual (2001)

  An indepth brochure for young adults by young adults who identify as bisexual. Topics include: How do I know if I’m bisexual? Am I normal? What is it like to be young and bisexual? How can I avoid HIV, STDs and involvement in unwanted pregnancy? Whom should I tell? How can I learn to […]

Go Ask Alice!

  Go Ask Alice! is a health Q&A resource produced by Alice! Health Promotion at Columbia University. The website allows browsers to submit questions in regards to health, search for answers through thousands of already answered questions and obtain reliabable health information. Questions are not limited to sexual health but also include; alcohol & drugs, […]

Helping Pregnant and Parenting Teens Find Adequate Housing

In 2002, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in the U.S Department of Justice estimated that there are 1,682,900 homeless and runaway youth under eighteen years of age in the United States. Of this number, anywhere from 6 to 22% are pregnant. This means that there could potentially be almost 400,000 homeless and […]

Preventing Teen Pregnancy among Marginalized Youth: Developing a Policy, Program, and Research Agenda for the Future: Full Report (2009)

  The Healthy Teen Network, with the support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, has long explored how to better meet the needs of marginalized youth and subsequently reduce their risk for early pregnancy and parenting. In 2008, a year-long effort included: a review of the literature on what we know about today’s youth, their […]