education Tag

07 Dec Birth Justice Toolkit

[vc_separator type="transparent"][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="18816" img_size="full" alignment="center" style="vc_box_shadow_border" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" qode_css_animation="" link="https://issuu.com/icah/docs/birth_justice_toolkit__issu_"][vc_separator type="transparent"][vc_column_text] Click the above image to read this toolkit!Take a Peek at our New Birth Justice Toolkit! The Birth Justice Toolkit is a comprehensive guide with easily accessible information and resources about pregnancy, labor, and postpartum, specifically designed for young people,...

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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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08 May Write a Letter: Special Policies Protecting trans* Youth in Chicago Schools

The Youth Committee of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, is working on a project called SPPY or Special Policies Protecting trans* Youth. This project hopes to create implementation of policies in Chicago Public Schools that would protect transgender and gender non-conforming students from discrimination and marginalization by school staff and...

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05 Feb #SafeSpace: A World Without Bullying

Join the conversation on Facebook![vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down='20']ICAH's Youth Leadership Council recently started a Safe Space Postcard Campaign to share belief statements about bullying. YLC Members created artwork on one side of the postcards, envisioning a world without bullying. On the other side, they wrote...

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08 Jun CDC Releases 2011 YRBS Data; Fewer Youth Receiving Information about HIV and AIDS

New York, NY – Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).  The YRBS, which is released biennially, tracks a variety of health risk behaviors, including sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV, among...

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18 May Op-Ed in Support of Accurate Sexual Health Education Bill (HB 3027): Nothing About Us, Without Us

ICAH Advocacy and Policy Intern Aramide Oladeinde recently wrote this opinion piece in support of HB 3027, the Accurate Sexual Health Education Bill.[vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down='20']This bill is essential for youth to receive age-appropriate, medically accurate, comprehensive sexual health education. Please read her piece in support of...

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08 May Illinois Coalition for School Health Centers and ICAH Presented: Prevention Strategies from Childhood to Adulthood

On May 8-9, 2012, ICAH co-hosted this year’s Illinois Coalition for School Health Centers Conference Sexual Health: Prevention Strategies from Childhood to Adulthood. The conference took place in Peoria, Illinois last week on May 8 - May 9, 2012 with more than 100 attendees.[vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down='20']Nora...

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15 Apr ICAH Advocacy Day Held in Springfield: Accurate Sexual Health Education Bill (HB 3027)

The Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH) and the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition (IMCHC) co-hosted an annual advocacy day with the Reproductive Health and Access (RHA) Coalition this spring.[vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down='20']More than 200 attendees joined us in Springfield at the Illinois State Capitol on...

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