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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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Young people with learning disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, or trauma do not always disclose these conditions in program settings. Fortunately, even when facilitators lack this personal information about participants, there are ways to make programs more inclusive. Creating Inclusive Program Environments for Youth with Different Abilities, a new curriculum from Jutta Dotterweich, provides youth work professionals with information, practices, and activities to promote inclusion and engagement for all young people.
In this webinar, Dr. Taylor Starr discusses what we now know about vaping and adolescents, and suggests ways to talk effectively with young people about the risks of vaping. The webinar was originally presented to health educators supported by ACT for Youth.
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.
Looking for data specific to New York State, or for your region, county, or community? Newly updated, these resources may aid your search.
Is it really love? In this section of our site for youth, we help young people understand "love chemicals" and how they can influence behavior.
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