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05 May Petition: Young Parents Dignity Agenda

Young parents need the same basic resources and opportunities as all parents: fair employment, educational opportunities, healthcare, housing, and childcare. During the Young Parents Week of Action, ask your representative to support the Young Parents’ Dignity Agenda. #YoungParentsDignityAs a state organization who works with and for pregnant and parenting youth,...

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ICAH Board Chair Karen Scott

14 Apr Welcome New Board Chair, Dr. Karen Scott

ICAH is proud to welcome Dr. Karen A. Scott, MD, FACOG, Founder and Medical Director for the Young Women’s Health Initiative, is a board certified Obstetrician Gynecologist currently in community based practice at Mercy Family Health Center. Born in Nashville, Tennessee and raised with her older sisters in a single parent...

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  • Advocacy Day 2014 | #StopPNA Parental Notification of Abortion L

10 Apr Press Release: Youth Leaders Advocate for Safe, Legal Abortion Access

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (April 3rd, 2014) The Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health, ACLU of Illinois, and Chicago Abortion Fund are hosting an Advocacy Day to raise awareness and ask for a repeal of the dangerous Parental Notification of Abortion Law in Illinois.Currently, 38 States in the US require parental notification or...

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National Sex Ed Standards

04 Mar National Sexuality Education Standards

What are the National Sexuality Education Standards?  On January 9, 2012, four leading health organizations released the first-ever national standards for sexuality education in schools. Published in the Journal of School Health, the ground-breaking National Sexuality Education Standards: Core Content and Skills, K-12 provide clear, consistent, and straightforward guidance on the...

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Given Chosen Fams Mamas Day May 2013

03 Nov Given & Chosen Families Research Report

In this innovative participatory action research report [Download PDF], the Youth Leadership Council at the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health provides both qualitative and quantitative insight into empowering ideas about conversations with given & chosen families about sex & sexuality. Youth implemented this research process in order to act as...

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