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Clinical Tool: Bright Futures Pocket Guide
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2006
This 4- by 7-inch guide summarizes each visit in a handy pocket-size. One easy reference summarizes each visit—developmental observation, physical exam, medical screening, immunizations, and anticipatory guidance. It includes four new appendices—medical screening tables, resources, screening tools, and sample scripts. The AAP also released the Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit, a resource designed to help pediatricians and other health care practitioners put the Guidelines into practice.  

Fact Sheet: Sexual Health of Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2013
Recent data indicate that the rates of unintended pregnancy and STI remain higher for young adults than older adults and higher than the rates in most developed nations. This fact sheet provides key data on sexual activity, pregnancy, contraceptive use, prevalence of STIs among teenagers and young adults, and access to reproductive health services.

Publication: Adolescent Sexuality
UpToDate, 2014
This resource includes information on adolescent sexuality, development, health issues related to sexuality, health care provider issues and patient education materials. It also provides links to many related relevant topics.

Resource Collection: Adolescence, Health, and Sexuality
Act for Youth Center for Excellence
This resource collection contains information on adolescent sexuality as well as resources including presentations on adolescent romantic relationships, healthy adolescent sexual development, and teen dating violence.

Resource Collection: Adolescent Resources
Guttmacher Institute
This resource collection provides a variety of resources on adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Types of resources include fact sheets, state policy briefs, policy articles, topical briefs, research articles, reports, memos, statements, videos, and infographics.

Resource Collection: Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health
Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health
This online materials library includes links to specific projects and products regarding adolescent sexual and reproductive health issues as well as recent publications and presentations.

Resource Collection: Tools for the Clinician
North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
This resource collection contains pertinent information and resources for physicians in pediatric and adolescent gynecology and adolescent medicine.

Resource Collection: Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health
World Health Organization
This compilation of resources provides information about global sexual and reproductive health for adolescents along with links to recent publications, fact sheets, and videos.

Toolkit: Sexual Health: An Adolescent Provider Toolkit
Adolescent Health Working Group, 2010
This new module champions a paradigm shift from a deficit/risk-based perspective to one that embraces adolescent sexuality and positive and normative in this stage of development. This module includes practice tools and materials that you are free to copy and distribute to your colleagues, adolescent patients, and their parents/caregivers.

Toolkit: Adolescent Sexual Health Toolkit
Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health
This toolkit was developed as a centralized resource of the latest information on sexual health issues and can be used by a variety of professionals who provide adolescent services.

Toolkit: Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Toolkit for Humanitarian Settings
Save the Children and United Nations Population Fund, 2009
This toolkit provides information and guidance to advocate for adolescent sexual and reproductive health and to implement adolescent-inclusive sexual and reproductive health interventions during and immediately after a crisis.  

Training Tools: Reproductive Health Topics: Adolescent Health
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
Adolescents have unique reproductive and sexual health needs. This resource collection includes clinical publications and resources as well as training tools offering CE. Teen sex, sexually transmitted infections, birth control, sexual education, and teen pregnancy are a few of the clinical and social issues covered here for young adult providers.

Training Tools: Pedicases - Adolescent Sexuality and Reproductive Health
Boston Children’s Hospital, 2013
This website provides case-based teaching materials for pediatric training programs. For each topic, facilitator’s guide, materials for learners, and PowerPoints are available for download in PDF form. Topics in adolescent sexual and reproductive health include amenorrhea, contraception, taking a sexual history, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, and STIs.

Training Tools: Adolescent Health Service Delivery Training Modules and Webinars
New York Promoting and Advancing Teen Health
This initiative offers numerous web-based clinical tools, resources, and trainings that are evidence-based and adolescent-specific. CME is available for training modules covering adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health, birth control, STIs, pregnancy options counseling, working with LGTBQ youth, and male adolescent sexual and reproductive health.  (Requires the creation of a free login.)

Youth-Friendly SRH Services

Infographic: A Teen Friendly Reproductive Health Visit
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013
The CDC presents recommendations to help clinicians provide adolescent patients with confidential, private, respectful and culturally competent services, convenient office hours, and complete information.

Publication: Best Practices for Youth-Friendly Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Schools
Advocates for Youth, 2012
This publication includes recommendations for school nurses and school-linked or school-based health centers. An accompanying poster is available as well.

Publication: Best Practices for Youth Friendly Clinical Services
Advocates for Youth, 2009
This paper provides research-based information on youth friendly clinical services, specifically for family planning clinicians and other professionals who provide health care for youth. It also considers the key components of youth friendly clinical services that are especially important to specific groups, including younger or older youth; pregnant and parenting adolescents; ethnic minority youth; LGB adolescents; sexual assault survivors; and HIV-positive youth. (See section on Reproductive and Sexual Health Care.)

Training Tool: Youth-Friendly Services: A Manual for Service Providers
Engender Health, 2002
This training curriculum is intended to sensitize all staff at a health care facility on the provision of youth-friendly services. It allows staff to reflect upon and assess their own beliefs about adolescent sexuality while ensuring that those values and attitudes do not compromise the basic sexual and reproductive health rights to which youth are entitled.

Training Tool: Family Planning National Training Centers Resources
Family Planning National Training Centers, Office of Population Affairs
These training centers work to enhance the capacity of Title X family planning grantees and agencies to deliver reproductive health services to the Title X community and beyond.  Resources available on this website include webinars on the provision of SRH services to adolescents as well as guidelines and publications. Resources are sorted by topic.
Training Tool: The Time Is Now: Providing Adolescent Friendly Sexual & Reproductive Health Care
New York Promoting and Advancing Teen Health, 2013
This webinar discusses the key tenets of the provision of adolescent friendly sexual and reproductive health services. (Requires the creation of a free login.)

Taking a Sexual History

Clinical Tool: A Clinician’s Guide to Sexual History Taking
California Department of Public Health STD Control Branch and the California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
A sexual history is important for all patients to identify those at risk for STDs, to guide risk-reduction counseling, and to identify what anatomic sites are suitable for STD screening. This basic sexual history tool can be used by clinicians as a guide. This template may not be culturally appropriate for some patients, and can be adjusted as needed.

Training Tool: Sexual History Taking With Adolescents
New York Promoting and Advancing Teen Health, 2013
This webinar provides suggestions and guidance for providers on how to take a sexual history with adolescents.  (Requires the creation of a free login.)

Training Tools: Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Education Program
Physicians for Reproductive Health
These educational sessions for providers cover best practices for adolescent reproductive and sexual health. This comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum is available as online modules.  Also available on their website are standardized case videos to view individually as well as instructions for ordering the curriculum on a CD-ROM or requesting a free lecture. Topics include cultural competency, adolescent-friendly services, options counseling, pregnant and parenting adolescents, transgender adolescents, emergency contraception, confidential SRH care, and male adolescent reproductive health.

Training Tools: Adolescent Health Online Curriculum
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
This online curriculum was developed for use by health care professionals involved in either the teaching of adolescent health or clinical care of adolescents and young adults. The material includes in each section text background, cases, questions and answers, links to websites, and a small reference section.  (See section on Sexuality and on Communication.)

Training Tool: Talking with Teens about Reproductive Health E-Learning Module
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health
This online course provides staff working with young people a concrete protocol that can be followed to ease discomfort and create an open, supportive environment for sharing. This course covers distinguishing among values, beliefs and facts, managing personal beliefs, personal values and facts, and using the Values Question Protocol Tool to answer values-based questions.

Video: Let’s Talk About Sexual Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012
This video discusses the importance of a healthy dialogue between youth and providers concerning their sexual health.

Young Women

Resource Collection: Resources about Young Women for Healthcare Providers
Center for Young Women’s Health, Boston Children’s Hospital
This selection of resources is for health care professionals, social workers, teachers, and other adults who work with adolescents. These include health guides (i.e., health articles), course materials, teaching curricula and manuals, websites, and books.

Young Men

Clinical Tools: Health Provider Toolkit for Adolescent and Young Adult Males
The Partnership for Male Youth
This clinical toolkit for health care providers is designed to address adolescent and young adult males’ unique health care needs. The toolkit contains four major clinical tools: a checklist for providers of relevant health topics, a compilation of suggested patient interview questions, supporting materials, and a video library. This resource includes tools specific to sexual and reproductive health, sexual biologic basics, normal pubertal concerns, and genital abnormalities.

Publication: Engaging Young Men
Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health, 2012
This resource provides guidelines and recommendations for engaging young men in their own sexual health care. The research demonstrating best practices for engaging young men is much less robust than the research for young women; however, there is adequate support to guide professionals in selecting approaches to maximize positive results.

Resource Collection: Young Men’s Health Topics
Boston Children’s Hospital
This resource contains health guides by topic for teen guys and young men. (See section on Sexuality and Health.)

Training Tool: Adolescent Male Sexual and Reproductive Health: Engaging Young Men
New York Promoting and Advancing Teen Health, 2014
This webinar presents strategies for engaging young men in their healthcare with a focus on sexual and reproductive health. (Requires the creation of a free login.)

The goal of the AHRQ-funded project, Youth Providers 2.0 (YP2.0), is to improve the use of evidence-based practices among health care providers caring for adolescents and young adults. To accomplish this goal, SAHM will engage in a number of activities using new media to improve the dissemination of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) to health professionals.

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