News

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...

Read More
chalkboard-map

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...

Read More
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...

Read More
  • 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...

Read More
Chicago Home theater festival - performance coming up at i grow home

22 Apr FYI Performances Coming Up in May!

ICAH's FYI Performance Cadre will feature two new works as a part of the Chicago Home Theater Festival this May.  [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down='20'] FORECAST is an original 20 minute performance piece that explores the intersections between racial and reproductive justice. The piece begins with a young woman discovering she is pregnant. Slipping into sleep that...

Read More
ICAH Advocacy Day 2015 photographer Aurelio Rodriguez

09 Apr Job Opening: Chicagoland Organizing Manager (Deadline: April 24th)

Interested candidates should send a cover letter stating interest & qualifications and resume to Paula Martin at paula@icah.org by April 24th. Please include "Chicagoland Organizing Manager" in the subject line. No phone calls please.DOWNLOAD JOB DESCRIPTIONPosition: Chicagoland Organizing ManagerPosition Type: Permanent, Full TimeAreas of focus: OrganizingLocation: Chicago, IllinoisReports to: Executive...

Read More