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Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States

Every day in the United States, children and adolescents are victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. Despite the serious and long-term consequences for victims as well as their families, communities, and society, efforts to prevent, identify, and respond…

Commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) Video

Commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) of a child

Commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) of a child refers to an individual under the age of 18 years who is used for the purpose of exploitation through prostitution. Extreme socio-economic and structural inequalities: including poverty, gender inequality and racism, are direct…

Keep it Confidential

The Keep it Confidential website provides Minor Consent and Confidentiality information to teens and providers.…

California’s Confidential Health Information Act (SB 138)

Health care reform expanded health insurance coverage to many individuals who qualify as dependents on someone else’s plan. When the primary policyholder is the main contact for all communications related to private insurance benefits, confidential health information about the dependent…

SHARP Publications

School Health Center Healthy Adolescent Relationship Program (SHARP) Publications
McCauley H. L., Dick R. N., Tancredi D. J., Goldstein S., Blackburn S., Silverman J. G., Monasterio E., James L., Miller E. Differences by sexual minority status in relationship abuse…

Upcoming Events

What can the healthcare and public health communities do about child trafficking? | April 20, 2015 | Oakland, CA

What can the healthcare and public health communities do about child trafficking?
Drs. Aisha Mays of Native American Health Centers and Alison Chopel of PHI’s California Adolescent Health Collaborative have been asking the same question. Together they have been learning…

Minor Consent & Confidentiality Training | May 8, 2015 | Marina, CA

Minor Consent and Confidentiality Workshop
Date: Friday, May 8, 2015
Place: Marina Public Library, 190 Seaside Circle, Marina, CA
Time: Registration is at 12:30 to 1:00. Presentation will be from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. Light snacks will be provided.

Ending the Culture of Violence | April 22, 2015 | Modesto, CA

Ending the Culture of Violence: Session II – Hearing the Youth Persepctive
Where: Enochs High School, 3201 Sylvan Ave., Modesto, CA, Multipurpose Room
When: Wednesday, April 22, 6pm-8pm
This event is sponsored by Enochs High School and Haven Women’s Center…

AHWG Annual Provider Gathering | May 14, 2015 | San Francisco

12th Annual AHWG Teen/Young Adult PROVIDER GATHERING
May 14th, 2015, 8:30AM to 4:00PM
State of CA Building Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA

1. Increase providers’ understanding of current issues in youth and young adult behavioral health.…


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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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