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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,…

How are CHIPRA Quality Demonstration States working to improve adolescent health care?

The third Evaluation Highlight from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s national evaluation of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant program describes the actions states have taken to enhance adolescent health care,…

Upcoming Events

August Webinar: Getting to the Heart of the Matter

The Dibble Insitute’s August Webinar will be held Wedneday, August 13th at 1PM (PST): Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Relationship Education for Juvenile Detention and Re-Entry Programming
Teen parenting, poor refusal skills, early sexual involvement, and family complexity…

Healthy Teen Network Conference, October 21-24, 2014

“Synergy: Achieving More Together” is the theme of Healthy Teen Network’s 2014 conference, which will take place in Austin this October.
Find out more.
Register here.…

Connecting the Dots, September 2014

The California Partnership’s statewide domestic violence conference takes place September 17-19, 2014 in Los Angeles.
Responding to timely developments in our state and nation, The California Partnership has chosen the theme Connecting the Dots: Domestic Violence, Health & Well-being. Within…

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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