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Adolescents

Ready, Set, Respect! Elementary Toolkit

The kit provides a set of tools that will help educators prepare to teach about respect and includes lesson plans that can help seize teachable moments. The lessons focus on name-calling, bullying and bias, LGBT-inclusive family diversity and gender roles and diversity and are designed to be used as either standalone lessons or as part of a school-wide anti-bias or bullying prevention program.

Discussion Guide: The Bravest Boy I know

The book The Bravest Boy I Know can be used to help people understand HIV among children and especially to understand that children bounce back and do well when on treatment. HIV-positive children can go to school, play and live like any other children. They, and their families, need care and support, not stigma and discrimination.

Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts, and Health-Related Behaviors Among Students in Grades 9–12 — United States and Selected Sites, 2015

This report provides the first national estimates of the percentage of high school students who are gay, lesbian, and bisexual or are not sure of their sexual identity and the percentage of high school students who have had sexual contact with only the same sex or with both sexes. In addition, this report summarizes results for 118 health-related behaviors plus obesity, overweight, and asthma from the 2015 national YRBS by sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts.

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model

This fact sheet explains the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model (WSCC), that incorporates the components of CSH and the tenets of the ASCD’s* whole child approach to strengthen a unified and collaborative approach to learning and health.

Keep it Simple: Linking Teens to Sexual Health Care, Facilitator's Guide

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This lesson and facilitator’s guide was developed for organizations that care about and work with adolescents, ages 15-19, to support them in making healthy decisions about their lives and their futures, and in reducing teen pregnancy. The lesson addresses four key areas related to contraceptive and reproductive health: 1) adolescents’ right to receive care; 2) the types of services available to them; 3) how services are provided; 4) and where they can go for contraceptive and reproductive health care in their community.

Providing Confidential Reproductive Health Care to Adolescents

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This slide set presents a module that explains why confidentiality is essential to adolescent clinical care. It explores the laws regarding minors’ access to reproductive health services, and describes the ways that mandatory parental involvement laws can affect adolescent health.

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