|New Resources from ACT for Youth |
An Ecological Approach to Adolescent Obesity
How can communities
respond to the problem of obesity among adolescents? In this edition of
Research fACTs and Findings, Mary Maley discusses how ecological models
shift the primary focus from individual responsibility to healthy
Guidelines for Healthy Food and Beverages for Adolescent Health Programs
youth-serving program providers funded by the New York State Department
of Health, these guidelines give practical ideas for offering healthy
food choices, raising awareness about nutrition, and engaging
participants in menu planning and food preparation.
|Professional Development |
Cicatelli Associates Upcoming Trainings
offers trainings for non-physician health and human services providers
who offer HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis prevention, testing, care, and
support services. March trainings include:
- Building Bridges to Cultural Competency
- Group Facilitation Skills for STD/IV Prevention Interventions
All trainings are free of charge. Find program descriptions and register online.
|Research and Resources|
5 Things to Know About Social Media This Year
SparkAction: New year,
new goals? Check out SparkAction's top 5 things to keep in mind as you
tackle your 2012 social media agenda.
Are You In the Know?
Guttmacher has made available a booklet and flash cards that contain the
most frequently asked questions and answers about contraception,
pregnancy, abortion and teens. Discounts for multiple quantities apply.
Easy Meals and Snacks: A Healthy Cookbook for Teens
California Department of
Public Health: This online book contains meal-planning tips, healthy
recipes, and fitness tips to encourage adolescents to make more
nutritious food choices through simple food preparation for themselves
and their families.
Learning about Sex: Resource Guide
Advocates for Youth:
Updated in 2011, this guide offers recommended resources in a variety of
media. Detailed descriptions are provided for each resource.
Myths and Facts about Comprehensive Sex Education
Advocates for Youth: This publication uses research to address common myths.
National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
National Campaign to
Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy: Materials to promote the 2012
National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (May 2, 2012) are now available
in the National Campaign's online store. National Day buttons, pens, and
lanyards will help you publicize the event and encourage teens to
Policy Brief: Facts About Contraception
National Campaign to
Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy: As elected officials, candidates,
and pundits grapple with issues related to contraception, The National
Campaign thought it would be helpful to offer a few key facts about
unplanned pregnancy and contraception in the United States.
A Reliable Road Map for Health: What Healthy People 2020 Means for Adolescents
Office of Adolescent
Health: This e-update discusses the national Healthy People initiative
and its goals for healthy youth. It links to tracking resources for your
state or county.
Teen Dating Violence - Awareness and Prevention
Office of Adolescent Health: This e-update discusses teen dating violence prevalence, risks, warning signs, and resources. http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/news/e-updates/eupdate-11.html
U.S. Teen Pregnancy Rate at Lowest Level in Nearly 40 Years
Guttmacher Institute: In
2008, teen pregnancies reached their lowest level in nearly 40 years,
according to this new study. However, even with dramatic reductions in
pregnancy, birth, and abortion rates among all racial and ethnic groups,
disparities between black, white, and Hispanic teens persist.
Who's Got the Power? Reflecting on Healthy and Abusive Relationship Dynamics
New York Times and
Scenarios USA: For Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, the New York
Times offers a lesson plan that explores concepts of personal power,
gender norms, control and abuse.
|Grants and Fundraising |
NY Youth Works Program
NYS Department of Labor:
The NY Youth Works Program supports job training and employment for
eligible youth ages 16 to 24 who live in certain cities and towns of New
York State. Two Requests for Application have been issued to facilitate
the employment of youth in these areas. Deadline: March 30.
Rite Aid Foundation
Rite Aid Foundation:
Dedicated to helping people in the communities Rite Aid serves lead
happier, healthier lives, this foundation supports specific programs
that focus on health and wellness and have a health-service component.
Past grants have ranged from $1,000 to $20,000. Grants are reviewed
quarterly. Next deadline: April 1.
Youth-serving Agencies Raise Money on Groupon
National Clearinghouse on
Families and Youth: The nationwide deal-a-day site Groupon -- with more
than 100 million subscribers -- recently launched a program called
"G-Team," offering nonprofits a chance to raise money and reach people
they may never have reached before.
ACT for Youth Center of Excellence
ACT (Assets Coming Together) for Youth connects positive youth
development resources and research to practice in New York State and
beyond. Visit the Center of Excellence at
The Center of Excellence is a partnership among:
Cornell University Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research
Cornell University Cooperative Extension of New York City
New York State Center for School Safety
University of Rochester Medical Center, Adolescent Medicine Division
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