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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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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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Young Parents Coast to Coast Campaign

07 May Young Parents Coast-to-Coast Share Wisdom instead of Shame

[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/xVIFsEotyKU']You’d think any self-respecting teen pregnancy prevention campaign would provide lots of information about how to use contraception and how to have healthy conversations with sexual partners - the best ways to avoid unplanned pregnancy. That hasn’t been happening. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down='5'] Instead, these are the norm:[gallery...

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  • Mamas Day Cards by ICAH youth leaders 2015
  • Mamas Day Cards by ICAH youth leaders 2015
  • Mamas Day Cards by ICAH youth leaders 2015
  • Mamas Day Cards by ICAH youth leaders 2015
  • Mamas Day Cards by ICAH youth leaders 2015

22 Apr Now Available: Mama’s Day Cards Designed by ICAH Youth Leaders

[gallery size="large" link="file" ids="18156,18157,18158,18159,18160"]Each year, ICAH joins Strong Families in celebrating Mama's Day, an alternative holiday to Mother's Day that focuses on nontraditional families and mamas. We bring these voices to the center on Mama's Day and invite you to join in to celebrate motherhood and justice for all families! This year...

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