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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

Minor Consent & Confidentiality Training | November, 2015 | Watsonville, CA

SAVE THE DATE: Minor Consent and Confidentiality Workshop
Date: Friday, November 13, 2015
Place:  Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust, 85 Nielson St, Watsonville, CA 95076
Time: Registration is at 12:30 to 1:00. Presentation will be from 1:00 to 3:30 pm.…

Women’s Health Update 2015, October 27-28, 2015

Women’s Health Update 2015, sponsored by the California Family Health Council (CFHC), takes place October 27-28 at The California Endowment in in Los Angeles, CA. The California Endowment is located at 1000 North Alameda, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Women’s Health…

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.

National School-Based Health Care Convention | June 16-19, Austin, TX

The School-Based Health Alliance’s annual convention is the premier national event for school-based health care professionals, education and children’s health advocates, philanthropic leaders, policymakers, and all who believe in the importance of school-based health care to help children and youth…


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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 2013 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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