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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
Here we feature the recent webinar "Contraception Options for Adolescents: Basics for Health Educators," presented by Dr. Taylor Starr of the University of Rochester Medical Center. Shorter clips are also provided for each method. (Scroll down for videos.)
This curriculum by Jutta Dotterweich offers an orientation to the youth development approach for professionals entering the field of youth work.
In this presentation, Elizabeth Schroeder discusses the unwritten rules governing boys' lives, as well as implications for program planning.
In these videos, we demonstrate weak and strong examples of the most common pedagogical techniques used in youth programming: brainstorming, small group activities, and role playing.
On our youth site, teens (and adults!) can assess the health of a relationship by taking the Communication Danger Signs Quiz.
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