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
In this article, Mary Maley briefly describes what constitutes evidence, and how the types of evidence come together to support decision making.
Additional Keywordsresearch studies, practice, practice-based evidence, evidence-based decision making
Christine Heib and Mary Maley
In this article, the authors look at youth, pregnancy, and alcohol through the lens of FASD prevention, and share the insights of young women.
Additional KeywordsFASD, FAS, teen pregnancy, risky behaviors, drinking, focus groups
Most guys aren't promiscuous, but the damaging image of the "player" is embedded in our culture. In this article, Andrew Smiler discusses how parents and youth workers can help boys learn to resist the stereotype.
Additional Keywordsadolescent development, boys, males, relationships, sexual development
Those who work with youth have an opportunity and a responsibility to address the needs of LGBTQ young people. In this edition of PrACTice Matters, Lis Maurer outlines strategies for making program environments more inclusive.
Additional Keywordslesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, program planning
Mary Grenz Jalloh and Elizabeth Mastro
The Dignity for All Students Act allows NYS schools to focus on providing a learning environment free from discrimination and harassment. This brief outlines the law's provisions and suggests ways to support its implementation.
Additional Keywordsbullying, school climate, school safety
A first job is a key point of entry into adulthood, but may also cause unintended harm. In this edition of Practice Matters, Chris Batman-Mize discusses how adults can help teens have positive work experiences.
Additional Keywordsemployment, labor force, employer, business, dropout, drop out, sexual harassment, advocacy, advocate, unions