youth Tag

22 Aug Celebrating 39 Years of Youth-Adult Partnerships

ICAH’s Board of Directors hosted ICAH’s 39th Birthday Party on Saturday, August 6, to celebrate 39 years of youth-adult partnerships. Pork & Mindy’s kindly provided us with a fabulous venue to celebrate our ICAH family! The event was well attended by ICAH youth, adult allies, staff, and board members, 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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YLC Research Release July 2013-40

26 May Press Release: ICAH Receives Grant to Implement and Disseminate Youth-led Community-Based Participatory Research

May 26, 2015FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact Nikki Zaleskinikki@icah.org[vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down='10'] ICAH Receives Grant to Implement and Disseminate Youth-led Community-Based Participatory Research. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down='10']Chicago, IL-  The Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH) is pleased to announce the receipt of a seed grant from the Alliance for...

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YLC application

25 May Now Accepting Youth Leadership Council Applications

ICAH is taking applications for new Youth Leadership Council (YLC) members now through August 31st. We are recruiting Chicago-area youth of all identities ages 16-22, with a particular focus on gender expansive, male and high-school age youth.[vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down='5']Download Announcement Flier  Download and Share Application[vc_separator type='transparent' position='center'...

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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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Title IX Town Hall School Network April 15 2015

23 Mar Let’s Talk Town Hall on April 15th, 2015: Support the Academic Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Youth

RSVP Online - Space is LimitedWhen: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 8:30am to 11:30amWhat: ICAH's School Network is hosting a town hall in the Southern Suburbs following the national release of the US Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights recommendations to support the academic success of pregnant and parenting students under Title IX.Where: Thornton High School Vocational/Technical Building...

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Cultural Advocacy Training with YLC

26 Feb Youth Surveys Needed as YLC’s Participatory Action Research Projects Begin

ICAH's Youth Leadership Council (YLC) began four participatory action research (PAR) projects in October 2014 and is ready to distribute their digital surveys. PAR is a process of engaging a community in defining questions important and meaningful to their lives, gathering information and ideas about those questions and coming to an understanding that generates insights that can...

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