The resources included in the Resource Explorer are designed specifically for professionals who support young people experiencing the child welfare and/or justice systems, homelessness, and/or disconnection from school and work (i.e., opportunity youth).
We continuously update the Resource Explorer. Have a resource you’d like us to consider adding? Please share that resource with us.
Use the drop-down options below to find the resources best suited to your work. Click here for a guide to using the Resource Explorer.
TIPS FOR REVIEWING RESOURCES
Some sexual and reproductive health topics include more resources than others. Consider asking the following questions as you consider whether to use a resource:
- What is the purpose of the resource? Resources address a wide variety of subjects. For example, some may be focused on policy recommendations while others focus on sharing topical information. The type of resource can be a helpful indicator of the purpose of the resource—toolkits and trainings often have more practice recommendations than briefs and reports.
- Is the resource relevant for the context in which you provide youth support? Bear in mind that some of the resources were developed to provide state-specific guidance, especially as you look at resources that provide recommendations on compliance and information about the law, rights, and access to sexual and reproductive health services.
- Is the resource relevant for the youth you support? If there are no resources on a topic for the specific youth population you support, consider whether resources on the same sexual and reproductive health topic but focused on a different population could be relevant.
SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH TOPIC FILTER
- Communicating about sexual and reproductive health: Resources with guidance on communication strategies and talking points for communication about sexual and reproductive health
- Contraceptives: Resources with information on access to and benefits of contraceptives, as well as medically accurate information on contraceptive methods
- Healthy relationships: Resources with guidance on forming healthy relationships between youth, between youth and the adults in their lives, and between youth and their own children
- Pregnancy and parenting: Resources with guidance on supports available to expectant and parenting youth, their needs and rights, and strategies for working with them
- Pregnancy prevention: Resources with guidance and strategies on preventing adolescent pregnancy, youth perspectives on pregnancy prevention, and contextual information on adolescent pregnancy in Activate’s key audiences
- Rights and access to sexual and reproductive health services: Resources with strategies to ensure that youth understand their sexual and reproductive health rights and can access sexual and reproductive health services
- Sex trafficking: Resources with information on risk factors for sex trafficking and strategies for working with youth who have been involved in sex trafficking
- Sexual violence: Resources with guidance on working with and supporting youth who have experienced sexual violence
- Sexually transmitted infections: Resources with information on risk factors and prevention of sexually transmitted infections
- Trauma and sexual and reproductive health: Resources with guidance on trauma-informed approaches to working with youth and information on how trauma affects youth
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Source: Activate reviewed the websites of approximately 70 government, university, and nonprofit organizations that publish and/or compile research and resources on youths’ sexual and reproductive health. We identified research-informed resources focused on select sexual and reproductive health topics for youth-supporting professionals who support young people experiencing the child welfare and/or justice systems, homelessness, and/or disconnection from school and work (i.e., opportunity youth). We continue to add resources and expand the Resource Explorer to include additional sexual and reproductive health topics.