ICAH board and staff

14 Mar A Lifetime Passion for Social Justice Reform

By Barbara Kaplan, Secretary, Board of Directors.I was exposed to ICAH during my time as a volunteer with For Youth Inquiry (FYI), a performance-based group that offers participatory plays that open the door to safe and engaging conversations about sexual health and sexual violence prevention with youth audiences. My interest...

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Strike a Convo (2016-02-06)

02 Feb Parental Notification of Abortion & Strike A Convo

By Estephany Salcedo.What is the Parental Notification of Abortion Law (PNA)?The Parental Notification of Abortion law requires medical providers to notify a parent or legal guardian of any minor, 17 or younger, seeking an abortion.Why is this a problem?Some of you may be wondering, why is this a problem? We often hear...

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ICAH Sex Education Curriculum DRAFT book cover

13 Jul Press Release: Illinois Youth Leaders to Publish Sex Ed Curriculum

A new comprehensive sexuality education curriculum is being published by a group of youth leaders in partnership with adult educators at the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH). These young people, ages 16-22, are trained as peer educators who facilitate shame-free, medically accurate sex ed at Chicago Public Schools and...

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01 Jul Youth-Friendly Health Care in Suburban Illinois: Findings & Recommendations (2015)

In Spring 2015, ICAH's Healthcare Network along with intern, Kassy Podvin, held 8 weeks of focus groups with health care providers and youth, including young parents, in a two-county suburban area in Illinois. Locations have been redacted  to preserve the anonymity of participants.Download Report PDF FINDINGS  We were able to hold two provider...

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