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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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This statistical portrait of adolescents in the United States has been fully updated for 2016. Explore the entire section to find selected statistics on youth and health, sexual health, substance use, education and employment, community engagement, internet use, and family engagement. Endnotes link to rich resources for further information.
LGBT youth in New York State go beyond male and female, straight and gay when asked about their own gender and sexual orientation identities. In this article, the authors discuss the fluid nature of identity labelling and provide examples.
Despite widespread support for sex education, condom demonstrations are often skipped for fear of controversy. This article uses research to make the case for condom demonstrations and practice.
In this edition of PrACTice Matters, Elizabeth Schroeder discusses the need for conversations about consent "early and often," and offers tips for educating children and youth on the topic.
On our youth site, we help young people understand how to recognize and respond to stress.
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