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Let's face it, young people are often overlooked. I guess adults don't remember that it's frustrating to be ignored. Young people have some really brilliant ideas, but if no one pays attention, there's no way for them to be heard. That's why adults need to let young people be more involved and have a greater say in how things work.

- Zach, ACT Youth Network

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Featured Resources
Positive Youth Development (PYD) 101 Online is a series of short, interactive courses intended to introduce PYD to new youth work professionals, volunteers, and advocates. Based on the PYD 101 training curriculum, the online series can be used independently or to supplement that curriculum.
Health care professionals who serve adolescents know that members of this age group have their own particular needs and concerns. In this new section, we connect health care professionals to research, tools, and other resources to promote the optimum health of their adolescent patients.
Zika continues to be a serious concern in parts of the U.S., the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and the Pacific Islands. Young people who live in or travel to these areas may not be aware that Zika virus can be transmitted sexually weeks after exposure. Written for youth, this handout emphasizes the risks of sexual transmission.
American culture conceptualizes young men's sexuality as ever-present, indiscriminate, and barely controlled. Yet the research tells us that most guys aren't promiscuous and don't see themselves as players.
This section of our youth site helps young people think through sexual decisions, providing information on abstinence, contraception, and STDs/HIV.
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