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Suicide is Preventable: A Message from the Acting U.S. Surgeon General

Acting Surgeon General RADM Boris D. Lushniak speaks on the importance of suicide prevention in support of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline “PreVENTable” video campaign. We all have a role to play in preventing suicide. View the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAH8Myw1IEE…


Differences by Sexual Minority Status in Relationship Abuse and Sexual and Reproductive Health Among Adolescent Females.

Findings suggest the need for attention to STI risk among all girls, but SMGs in particular. Clinicians should be trained to assess youth for sexual contacts and sexual identity and counsel all youth on healthy relationships, consensual sex, and safer…


Realizing the Dream for Californians Eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): Health Needs and Access to Health Care

In this report, DACA youth indicate that they often either avoid care completely or seek care outside of the mainstream medical system, except in instances of serious health need. Key barriers to accessing care include cost, limited health care literacy,…


Driver Distraction Supplement

The Journal of Adolescent Health’s May supplement is devoted to “Driver Distraction”. The supplement contains 10 articles on the topic and is viewable without a subscription.…


Physical Development and Daily Health Habits

Despite the importance of good nutrition to healthy adolescent development, adolescents and young adults get up to one third of their daily calories from fast food, which has low nutritional value. Adolescents are generally healthy, though, and this is an…


Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults

Young adults are at a significant and pivotal time of life. They might seek higher education, launch their working careers, develop personal relationships and healthy habits, and pursue other endeavors that help set them on healthy and productive pathways. However,…


Upcoming Events

Healthy Teen Network | Making a Difference! Training of Trainers | December 8-10, 2014

Join Healthy Teen Network in St. Louis for a training of trainers.
The event Includes:

2.5 days of on-site training;
A 45-minute pre-recorded training to complete online; and
A training manual for you to use when conducting Training of Facilitators/Educators…

 
Prevention Peer Network Web Conference, November 20, 2014, 10:30 AM

Alison Chopel, DrPH, MPH, Director of the California Adolescent Health Collaborative
will be presenting on School Health Center Healthy Adolescent Relationship Program (SHARP) in this webinar.  Learn about an innovative method to collaborating with health centers to identify youth victims…

 
YTH Live 2015: Igniting Youth Tech Health Innovation

YTH Live 2015: Igniting Youth Tech Health Innovation
April 26–28, 2015
San Francisco, California
http://yth.org/live
#ythlive
YTH Live is the premier conference for trailblazing technology that is advancing the health and wellness of youth, young adults, and other underserved populations.…

 
CAHC Sponsored Trainings and Workshops

CAHC offers a variety of trainings that can be provided to your community or region.   We can work with you to coordinate and conduct outreach for the training or workshop.  We offer the following topics: Minor Consent and Confidentiality, Adolescent…

 

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Trauma & Resilience Toolkit

Check out AHWG’s Trauma & Resilience Toolkit.

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ASHWG Core Competencies

Developed by the Adolescent Sexual Health Working Group (ASHWG), these resources are specifically intended for adult providers and educators of adolescent sexual and reproductive health.

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CA Adolescent Data Set

Recently updated with 2010 data, this is a  collection of county-specific data about the health status of adolescents in Excel format

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Data Tables

The ASHWG Data for Adolescent Births, AIDS and STD are now updated with 2011 data

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Provider Resource

Understanding Confidentiality and Minor Consent in California

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HEART Primer

Check out our Healthcare Education, Assessment & Response Tool for Teen Relationships (HEART) Primer.

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