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Adolescent Health Resources

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Sex Education |Teen Dating Violence Prevention | Youth Engagement | Youth-Driven Organizations | Youth-Focused National Support | For Clinicians/Providers | Data and Research

Sexuality Education Curricula

    A science-based program designed for use in all school grades to prevent teen pregnancy, STDs, and sexual violence. It features a strong family involvement component and includes examples and activities that will resonate with youth from a variety of geographical regions, racial identities, and sexual orientations. It is highly interactive and is respectful of students with a variety of sexual experiences.
  • Rights, Respect, Responsibility
    This free curriculum is adaptable to all grades, inclusive for issues related to sexual oriention and gender identity, with family homework activities.
  • The Fourth R
    This class-room based training for middle and high school students intends to teach relationship knowledge and skills in school alongside math, reading, and writing. The training aims to reduce risk behaviors such as violence, unsafe sexual behavior and substance abuse.
  • Sex Education Analysis Tool
    The CDC created a step-by-step process to help school districts, schools, or other youth-serving organizations select or develop sexual health curricula appropriate to a particular population.

Healthy Teen Relationships/Preventing Teen Dating Violence

  • Break the Cycle
    This organization supports youth to build healthy relationship and break the cycle of violence and abuse. Provides webinars, trainings, technical support, sample policies and issue briefs on dating abuse.
  • Love Is Respect
    A national resource for teens who experience dating violence and abuse, offers a 24-hour hotline and online materials that address consent, conflict resolution, and social media safety.
  • Teen Dating Violence Prevention (CDC)
    The CDC provides resources that explain what teen dating violence is, what the consequences are, and how it happens.
  • Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Relationships (CDC)
    This prevention initiative focuses on 11 to 14 year olds in high-risk, urban areas and includes preventive strategies for individual, peers, families, schools, and neighborhoods.

How to Involve Youth in Programs and Conversations

Youth-Driven Health Organizations

  • WeRNative
    A comprehensive health resource for Native youth by Native youth that address physical, sexual, and emotional health topics with culturally relevant content and stories .
  • Native Youth Sexual Health Network
    An organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Advocates for Youth
    A program that helps young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health
  • Young Women for Reproductive Justice
    This collective of 14-24 year old activists working towards ensure reproductive freedom for all people
  • Kids as Self-Advocates
    A national, grassroots project created by youth with disabilities for youth

Youth-focused National Support


  • Comparison of the Adolescent Well Care Visit and Pre-participation Physical Evaluation
    A tool to help schools and providers modify one visit to incorporate the elements of the other and offer care coordination that can minimize a student’s absence from school and sports.
  • Adolescent Clinical Preventive Services Guidelines
    A summary of recommended adolescent preventive services and screening tests and risk factors compiled from the United States Preventive Services Task Force, Bright Futures, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
  • Check Yourself
    This pre-visit health screening app that offers patient and provider immediate response-based feedback that work as talking points during the visit.It's currently available for use in large healthcare organizations, clinics and schools and can be integrated into electronic health records or customer relationship management systems.