Shepherd Zeldin, Jill Gurtner, and Brie Chapa
In this timely article, the authors discuss youth voice, youth-adult partnership (Y-AP), and youth organizing, and provide a practical checklist to aid planning for Y-AP.
Additional Keywordspositive youth development, tools
How can educators set the stage for critical thinking? Inquiry-based instruction offers an approach that goes beyond simply conveying information.
Additional Keywordsprogram planning, facilitation, youth engagement
Despite widespread support for sex education, condom demonstrations are often skipped for fear of controversy. This article makes the case for condom demonstrations and practice.
Additional Keywordsadolescent sexual health, pregnancy prevention, contraception, STD, STI, sexually transmitted diseases, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, safe sex, safer sex, dental dams
Growth mindsets support learning, while fixed mindsets can make us reluctant to challenge ourselves. How can youth work professionals encourage growth mindsets among adolescents?
Additional Keywordsprogram planning, adolescent development
When considering birth control, youth may have priorities beyond effectiveness rates. Part One of this article points to issues for contraceptive counselors and educators to consider. Part Two is a reference for methods currently available.
Additional Keywordsadolescent sexual health, pregnancy prevention, family planning, contraception
In this article, Elizabeth Schroeder discusses the need for conversations about consent "early and often," and offers tips for educating children and youth on the topic.
Additional Keywordsadolescent sexual health, dating violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, romantic relationships
In this article, Deb Levine offers an update on how sexual health educators can reach adolescents using technology and social media. Levine is a nationally recognized authority in the field of technology and sexual health.
Additional KeywordsInternet, communications, social networks, sex education, sexual health education, program planning
Christine T. Bozlak
Christine Bozlak discusses the benefits of youth participation in public health efforts, provides examples of youth civic engagement, and offers recommendations for involving youth in policy-related activities.
Additional Keywordsyouth engagement
Lori A. Rolleri
In this edition of Practice Matters, Lori Rolleri discusses strategies and resources to help practitioners transform inequitable and unhealthy gender norms.
Additional Keywordsprogram planning, adolescent sexual health, gender-series
American youth grow up with regular access to media. In this article, Andrew Smiler explores the importance of media literacy and offers key questions to guide youth.
Additional Keywordsadolescence, Internet, television, education