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Program Selection & Evaluation

Program Selection


Sex Education


Practitioner Guides 

Parents and Families

Adolescent Health and Development

Girls and Young Women

Boys and Young Men

Books for Teens and Pre-Teens

Teen Pregnancy 

Teen Parenting

For Pregnant and Parenting Teens

For Professionals Working With Pregnant and Parenting Teens


Life Skills Education

Sexual Coercion/Partner Abuse 

Coalition and Community Building 


Agency and Professional Development

Nonprofit Operation

Nonprofit Leadership/Boards


Videos, DVDs, and Other Media

Spanish Language and Hispanic/Latino Issues

Materials in Spanish

Videos/DVDs in Spanish

English-language materials on Hispanic/Latino issues




All4You!: Preventing HIV, Other STD and Pregnancy Among Young People in Alternative Education Settings

Fourteen sessions totaling 26 hours of instruction – 9 sessions of a skills-based HIV/STD/pregnancy prevention curriculum and 5 service learning visits. Designed to be implemented in alternative school classrooms.

OUTCOME/IMPACT: Increased Condom Use; Reduced Frequency of Sex; Reduced Frequency of Unprotected Sex

TARGET: Male/Female ages 14-18 in alternative schools

REFERENCE: Coyle, K., D. Kirby, L. Robin, S. Banspach, E. Baumler, & J. Glassman. 2006. All4You! A randomized trial of an HIV, other STD, and pregnancy prevention intervention for alternative school students. AIDS Education & Prevention, 18(3): 187-203.


Becoming a Responsible Teen

Eight 2-hour experiential learning sessions implemented weekly designed for single-sex groupings

OUTCOME / IMPACT: Delayed Initiation of Sex; Increased Condom or Contraceptive Use

TARGET: Male/Female; High School; African American

REFERENCE: St. Lawrence, J., et al. (1995) “Cognitive-behavioral Intervention to Reduce African-American Adolescents' Risk for HIV Infection." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 63:221-237.


Be Proud, Be Responsible: A Sexual Abstinence Curriculum

Six 50-minute sessions that build knowledge, attitudes, and skills to protect against HIV/STDs and pregnancy.  Originally created for small groups, but now has been conducted in large group settings.

OUTCOME / IMPACT: Delayed Initiation of Sex; Increased Condom or Contraceptive Use

TARGET: Male/Female; Middle School; African American


¡Cuídate! A culturally-based program to reduce HIV sexual risk behavior among Latino youth

Six one-hour modules designed to help Latino youth develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to reduce their risk for HIV. The program emphasizes risk reduction strategies such as sexual abstinence and condom use.

OUTCOME/IMPACT: Intervention students had significantly fewer lifetime sexual partners, were more likely to report increased condom use over time, and had a markedly greater functional knowledge of HIV and AIDS than students in comparison groups.

TARGET: Male/Female; Middle and High School; Hispanic


Draw the Line/Respect the Line

Nineteen-session education curriculum that teaches how to establish and maintain limits. Found especially effective with males.

OUTCOME / IMPACT: Delayed Initiation of Sex

TARGET: Male/Female; Middle School; White/Hispanic/Asian

REFERENCE: Coyle, K.K., (2004). Draw the Line/Respect the Line: A Randomized Trial of a Middle School Intervention to reduce sexual risk behaviors. American Journal of Public Health.


Focus on Kids

Community-based 8-session HIV/STD prevention program for high-risk urban youth in grades 5-10. It has been effective in giving urban youth the skills and knowledge they need to protect themselves from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

OUTCOME / IMPACT: Increased Condom or Contraceptive Use

TARGET: Male/Female; Middle School/High School; African American

REFERENCE: Stanton BS, Li X, Ricardo I, Galbraith J, Feigelman S, Kaljee L. A randomized, controlled effectiveness trial of an AIDS prevention program for low-income African-American youths. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 150:363-372.


Get Real About AIDS

A 14-lesson curriculum that uses entertaining activities, discussions, role-plays, simulations, and videos to give teens the knowledge and skills needed to reduce their risk of HIV infection. Although Get Real about AIDS is an HIV prevention curriculum, it addresses sexual risk-taking behaviors related to pregnancy prevention, including: delaying sexual activity, using condoms, being monogamous if sexually active, and avoiding risky situations.

OUTCOME/IMPACT: Increased condom use; reduction in sexual partners

TARGET: Male/Female; High School

REFERENCE: Main DS, Iverson DC, McGloin J, Banspach SW, Collins JL, Rugg DL, and Kolbe LJ (1994). Preventing HIV infection among adolescents: Evaluation of a school-based education program. Preventive Medicine 23: 409-471. 


Healthy  Before Pregnancy

Developed by the March of Dimes North Carolina Chapter for the NC Preconception Health Campaign, this five-lesson curriculum aims to increase students’ knowledge of the various pathways that can lead to poor birth outcomes; increase knowledge about how current lifestyle and health choices can impact future reproductive outcomes; and gives students the knowledge and skills they need to plan their reproductive lives. Content is flexible and can be split by lesson plans and sections, and complements the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Lesson plans, worksheets, and PowerPoint slides can be downloaded at

Making a Difference!  An Abstinence-Based Approach to HIV/STD and Teen Pregnancy Prevention

OUTCOME / IMPACT: Delayed Initiation of Sex; Increased Condom or Contraceptive Use

TARGET: Male; Middle School/High School; African American

REFERENCE: Jemmott, J.B., Jemmott III, L.S. & Fong, G. (1998).  Abstinence and Safer Sex HIV risk-reduction interventions for African-American adolescents: A randomized control trial.  Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), 279, 1529-1536.


Making Proud Choices! A Safer-Sex Approach to HIV/STD and Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Community-based program for middle school youth that stresses abstinence and condom efficacy. 

OUTCOME / IMPACT: Delayed Initiation of Sex; Increased Condom or Contraceptive Use

TARGET: Middle School; African American

REFERENCE: Jemmott, J.B. III, Jemmott, L.S., & Fong, G. (1998). Abstinence and safer sex HIV risk-reduction interventions for African-American adolescents: A randomized control trial. Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), 279, 1529-1536.


Plain Talk/Hablando Claro

Multi-component, multi-year neighborhood initiative targeting parents and other adults focusing on the following:

  1. Community mapping/needs assessment
  2. Establishing a neighborhood network
  3. Innovative training strategies for adult Peer Educators
  4. Community outreach to reinforce key messages
  5. Sustaining resident involvement and leadership

OUTCOME / IMPACT: Decreased # and/or Rate of Teen Pregnancy/Birth (Proven effective with female populations)

TARGET: Male/Female; Middle School/High School; African American/Hispanic

REFERENCE: Grossman, J., & Pepper, S. (1999) Plain Talk and adolescent sexual behavior.  Philadelphia:  Public/Private Ventures.


Poder Latino

Community-based HIV/AIDS/STD model emphasizing education, skill building, and access

OUTCOME / IMPACT: Delayed Initiation of Sex

TARGET: Male/Female; High School; Hispanic

REFERENCE: Sellers, DE, Mckinlay, JB.  Does the Promotion and Distribution of Condoms Increase Teen Sexual Activity?  Evidence from an HIV Prevention Program for Latino Youth. American Journal of Public Health 1994; 84:1952-1959.


Power Through Choices: Sexuality Education for Youth in Foster and Group Care

Ten-session prevention curriculum for adolescents ages 14-18 who are in out-of-home care, designed to prevent pregnancy, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections.

OUTCOME/IMPACT: Preliminary evaluation in 2000 found that participants highly valued the curriculum and indicated a significant growth in their skills for protecting themselves against untoward outcomes of sexual activity.

TARGET: Male/Female, 14-18 years old, in out-of-home care (group homes, foster homes, kinship foster care, or residential care)

REFERENCE: Child Welfare. 2000 May-Jun; 79(3):269-82. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE MED/20272964. Becker MG; Barth RP; Jordan Institute for Families, University of North Carolina; School of Social Work, Chapel Hill, USA.


Quantum Opportunities Program

Comprehensive education and youth development program designed especially for disadvantaged high school students. It does not specifically target either pregnancy or STD/HIV/AIDS prevention; rather the intent is to prevent risk-taking behaviors by providing youth with healthy social and educational opportunities and intensive personal support. The intervention begins in 9th grade and continues through all four years of high school.

OUTCOME/IMPACT: Increased graduation; higher college enrollment; fewer dropouts

TARGET: Male/Female; High School; African American/Caucasian/Hispanic

REFERENCE: Haha, A., Leavitt, T., & Aaron, P. (1994).  Evaluation of the Quantum Opportunities Program (QOP): Did the Program Work?  Waltham, MA: Heller Graduate School, Center for Human Resources, Brandeis University.


Reducing the Risk

Sexuality education curriculum intended to serve as a component in a family life education course. This interactive curriculum uses role plays, homework assignments, and quizzes to reinforce its message, and promotes parent-child communication.

OUTCOME/IMPACT: Delayed Initiation of Sex; Increased Condom or Contraceptive Use

TARGET: Male/Female; High School; White/African American/Hispanic/Asian

REFERENCE: Kirby D, Barth RP, Leland N, and Fetro JV (1991). Reducing the Risk: Impact of a new curriculum on sexual risk-taking.  Family Planning Perspectives 23(6): 253-263.


Safer Choices

Multi-component, multi-year intervention including parent involvement, links to community-based services and skills building.

OUTCOME / IMPACT: Increased Condom or Contraceptive Use

TARGET: Male/Female; High School; White/African American/Hispanic/Asian

REFERENCE: Coyle, K., Basen-Engquist, K., Kirby, D., et al. (2001). Safer Choices: Reducing teen pregnancy, HIV, and STDs. Public Health Reports.


Smart Girls

Smart Girls was developed by the Guilford County Department of Public Health.  The curriculum encourages participants to explore their attitudes, feelings and values about self-esteem, relationships, dating and sexual behavior to promote healthy decision-making.

OUTCOME/IMPACT: compared to the control group, the experimental group had a smaller increase in sexual activity from baseline levels to follow-up evaluations six months later.

TARGET: Female; Middle School

CONTACT: Guilford County Department of Public Health, (336) 641-6113 or (336) 641-4690

Teen Outreach Program

School-based youth development model, inclusive of 20 hours of service learning, 35 hours of participant journaling, and curriculum instruction.

OUTCOME/IMPACT: Decreased # and/or Rate of Teen Pregnancy or Birth

TARGET: Male/Female; High School; White/African American/Hispanic

REFERENCE: Allen JP, Philliber S, Herrling S, and Kuperminc PG.  (August 1997).  Preventing teen pregnancy and academic failure:  Experimental evaluation of a developmentally based approach.  Child Development, 64(4):  729-742.

CONTACT: Claire Wyneken at 636-938-5245, ext. 236 or

Wise Guys

A male responsibility curriculum that may be incorporated into a health promotion program, family life education or employment preparedness program.  It is recommended as a 16-week program conducted by an adult facilitator.

OUTCOME/IMPACT: Increased Condom or Contraceptive Use

TARGET: Male; Middle School; White / Black / Asian /Hispanic–Jovenes Sabios

REFERENCE: Ingram, William, et al. "Involving Wise Guys: Young Males in Pregnancy Prevention" Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association in Washington, DC, November 8-12, 1992.


Program Selection & Evaluation

Program Selection:

Another Chance: Preventing Additional Births to Teen Mothers. Lorraine Klerman, Dr.P.H. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 2004.  Summarizes what is known about additional births to teen mothers, the dimensions of the problem, the factors that seem to increase the chances of such births occurring to teen mothers, their consequences, and the potential for prevention. The primary focus of the 49-page report (a summary pamphlet is also available) is a critical review and assessment of programs. The report closely examines what types of programs are most effective in preventing additional pregnancies and births to teen mothers.

Characteristics Assessment Tool: A Guide for Program Developers and Educators.  Douglas Kirby, PhD; Lori A. Rolleri, MSW, MPH; Mary Martha Wilson, MA.  Healthy Teen Network, 2006.  This guide will help program developers and educators assess whether a curriculum/program has incorporated each of the “17 characteristics” identified in programs found to be effective in changing behaviors that lead to STDs, HIV, and unintended pregnancy.

Emerging Answers: Research Findings on Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancy.  Douglas Kirby, Ph.D.  The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 2001.  This comprehensive review of evaluation research offers practitioners and policymakers the latest information on "what works" to prevent teen pregnancy. Douglas Kirby, Ph.D., reviews research on a wide range of programs, including curriculum-based sexuality and abstinence education for teens and pre-teens, sex education for parents, contraceptive and family planning clinics and programs, early childhood programs, youth development and service learning programs, and community-based, multiple-component initiatives.

Emerging Answers 2007: Research Findings on Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  Douglas Kirby, Ph.D.  The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 2007.  This is the most comprehensive review to date of evaluation research that answers the question: what programs work to prevent teen pregnancy and STDs? The report’s findings are based on a total of 115 program evaluations and identify 15 programs with strong evidence of success. Seven are classified as sex education programs, two are community service learning programs, two are programs with several components, two involve ways clinicians interact with patients, and one is a parent-teen program.

A Good Time: After-School Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancy. Jennifer Manlove, Ph.D. et al.  The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 2004.  The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy partnered with Child Trends to produce this report on after-school programs that have been shown through careful research to have a positive impact on adolescent sexual behavior.

Making the List: Understanding, Selecting, and Replicating Effective Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs.  Julie Solomon, Ph.D. and Josefina J. Card, Ph.D. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 2004.This report was developed to help those working with young people navigate through the lists of teen pregnancy prevention programs and make informed decisions about how to select the best one(s) for a particular community and population.

No Easy Answers.  Douglas Kirby, Ph.D.  The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1997.  The National Campaign's comprehensive research review by Douglas Kirby, Ph.D., finds "there are no magic bullets" for preventing teen pregnancy. Prevention programs that address the complex reasons that teens become pregnant show the most promise for significantly reducing teen pregnancy and birth rates.  (“Emerging Answers”, referenced above, takes up where this report leaves off.)

No Time to Waste: Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancy Among Middle School-Aged Youth.  Jennifer Manlove, Ph.D. et al.  The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 2004.  This report provides detailed descriptions of those programs for middle school-aged youth that have been show to have a positive impact on adolescent sexual behavior.  In addition to providing results from program evaluations, it contains practical information on the costs and availability of program curriculum and lengthy descriptions of what is covered in each curriculum.

Not Yet: Programs to Delay First Sex Among Teens. Jennifer Manlove, Ph.D. et al.  The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 2004.  This report provides detailed descriptions of those programs for middle school-aged youth that have been show to have delayed sexual initiation for teens.  In addition to providing results from program evaluations, it contains practical information on the costs and availability of program curriculum and lengthy descriptions of what is covered in each curriculum.

The PASHA Program Sourcebook: Promising Teen Pregnancy and STD/HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs.  Card, Josefina et al.  Sociometrics Corporation, 1998.  This Sourcebook provides in-depth descriptions of 23 programs in the Program Archive on Sexuality, Health & Adolescence (PASHA).  Each chapter describes one of the primary pregnancy prevention, secondary pregnancy prevention, or STD/HIV/AIDS prevention programs in PASHA, along with a summary of the evidence of their effectiveness.

Preventing Teen Pregnancy: Youth Development and After-School Programs.  Kirby, Douglas et al.  YWCA of the U.S.A., 2003.  This guide, which began as an evaluation of the YWCA’s youth development program framework, identifies 13 types of programs and program components (such as entrepreneurship, mentoring, violence prevention, and service learning) that may be effective in pregnancy prevention.  Each component is explored in separate chapters that explain the program goals and target audience, and offer examples of activities to consider.  Each chapter also includes a summary of the program’s evidence base; measures of success; tips on recruiting youth, parents, and local organizations; common pitfalls to implementation; and funding ideas. 

Science and Success: Sex Education and Other Programs That Work to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, HIV & Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2nd Edition.  Advocates for Youth, 2008.  Advocates for Youth identifies evaluated programs that have been proven to reduce teenage pregnancies and/or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or to cause at least two beneficial changes in sexual risk behaviors.

Teen Risk-Taking: Promising Prevention Programs and Approaches.  Marvin Eisen et al. Urban Institute, 2000. This guidebook and compendium provides an essential first step in bridging the gap from “research to practice.”  It explores some of the practical issues associated with finding, choosing, and starting potentially effective prevention programs for at-risk preteen and teens. 


Data Management: An Introductory Workbook for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program EvaluatorsPeterson, James L. and Josefina Card.  Sociometrics Corporation, 1999.  You’re in the process of evaluating your prevention program and have collected data and questionnaires from your participants.  Now what?  This workbook, which can be used by those with no prior research experience, guides readers through the basic practical steps in developing clean, documented data files and beginning analysis. 

Designs and Methods for Youth-Led Research. Melvin Delgado. Sage Publications, Inc., 2006. This textbook provides both students and practitioners with the foundation from which to plan and implement social research and program evaluation projects that place youth in central roles.

Evaluating Pregnancy-Related Teen Service Programs.  David P. Smith et al.  Texas Teen Pregnancy Evaluators’ Network, 1990.  A guide for program directors and staff involved in teen pregnancy prevention, and in medical, social, and educational services for pregnant and parenting teens.  Outlines the kinds of information that can be collected fairly readily as part of the evaluation of programs, as well as the kinds that are more difficult to obtain.

Evaluating Your Program: A Beginner’s Self-Evaluation Workbook for Mentoring Programs. Information Technology International, 2000.  This workbook was created as part of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s national evaluation of its mentoring program, although it can be used by any mentoring program.

Guidebook: Evaluating Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs, Second Edition.  Card, Josefina et al.  Sociometrics Corporation, 2001.  The goal of this guidebook is to help practitioners use evaluation to strengthen their teen pregnancy prevention programs and community-wide initiatives.  It demystifies evaluation by showing in plain terms what it is as well as why, when, and how to evaluate effectively.  Comprehensive appendices offer additional reference information and assistance.

Handbook of Adolescent Sexuality and Pregnancy: Research and Evaluation Instruments.  Card, Josefina J., ed.  SAGE Publications, 1993.  Includes all the tools necessary to create research instruments from existing prototypes. This handbook contains validated instrument items from long-term surveys such as the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth and the National Survey of Children for those interested in developing their own instrument. Abstracts of over 60 previously designed and field-tested instruments are also included to facilitate secondary use--with information on how to easily obtain them. Finally, two short questionnaires that can be used by adolescent care programs and prevention programs are included in their entirety.

Measuring Program Outcomes: A Practical Approach.  United Way of America, 1996.  Written for executive directors and program managers in a broad range of services, Measuring Program Outcomes provides a step-by-step approach to developing a system for measuring program outcomes and using the results.

Measuring Progress: An Introduction to Evaluating Community Programs.  Suzanne M. Johnson Vickberg, Ph.D.  Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., 2001.  This manual provides an overview of program evaluation, from the benefits of conducting an evaluation to the methods for evaluating different types of programs.

Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy: Model Programs and Evaluations.  Brent C. Miller, ed.. Sage Publications, 1992.  Highlights model adolescent pregnancy prevention programs that have included rigorous evaluation designs.

Prevention Minimum Evaluation Data Set: A Minimum Data Set for Evaluating Programs Aimed at Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy and STD/HIV/AIDS. J.J. Card, Ph.D., et al.  Sociometrics Corporation, 1999.  This booklet is intended to help practitioners create appropriate questionnaires for evaluations. Best suited for those who are already familiar with the methodology and techniques of evaluation.

Reframing Evaluation Through Appreciative Inquiry.  Hallie Preskill and Tessie Tzavaras Catsambas. Sage Publications, 2006.  This book introduces the application of Appreciative Inquiry (AI), an approach for organizational development and change, to the practice of evaluation, explaining how AI has been used to frame, design, and conduct evaluations in various sectors.

Some Things DO Make a Difference for Youth: A Compendium of Evaluations of Youth Programs and Practices.  American Youth Policy Forum, 1997.  A compendium of evaluation studies of government and foundation-funded efforts to improve the lives of young people.

Youth Participatory Evaluation: Strategies for Engaging Young People. Kim Sabo Flores. Jossey-Bass, 2008. Provides step-by-step activities that can be used by evaluators, educators, youth workers, researchers, and advocates in their efforts to more effectively engage young people.

Sex Education

Abstinence: Pick and Choose Activities. ETR Associates, 1996.  Over 45 activities, incorporating a number of different instructional strategies (including role-playing, essay writing, and small group).

Games for Adolescent Reproductive Health: An International Handbook. Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), 2002.  Forty-five games, tips on getting started, guidance on creating your own games, ready-to-use card sets, and the research and theory behind it all.

Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health: A Curriculum for Teaching Adolescents/Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Challenges. Catherine Davies, M.Ed. & Melissa Dubie, MS. AAPC Publishing, 2012. A sexual health curriculum that takes into consideration learning preferences, sensitivity, and social and other issues characteristic of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

Making Sense of Abstinence: Lessons for Comprehensive Sex Education. Bill Taverner and Sue Montfort . Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 2005. This is a thoughtful and practical guide for incorporating positive abstinence lessons into your comprehensive sexuality education program.  Includes 16 lessons that help participants develop a meaningful personal definition of abstinence and practice active decision-making behaviors. 

The New Teaching Safer Sex, 2nd edition.  Peggy Brick. The Center for Family Life Education/Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 1998.  Helps people of all ages assess and reduce risky behavior, and focuses on the attitudes, values and skills needed to practice safer sex.

The PASHA Activity Sourcebook: Activities for Educating Teens About Pregnancy and STD/HIV/AIDS Prevention.  Benner, Tabitha et al.  Sociometrics Corporation, 1998.  The Program Archive on Sexuality, Health & Adolescence (PASHA) consists of 23 programs judged by a Scientist Advisory Panel to be effective in changing sexual risk-taking behavior in youth.  This activity book highlights more than 60 activities from PASHA programs that were included based on clarity of goals, ease of replication, effectiveness, and ability to engage students.

Positive Encounters: Talking One-to-One with Teens about Contraceptive and Safer Sex Decisions. Amy Vogelaar. Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 1999. A guidebook for professionals who provide sexuality education to young people in one-to-one settings.

Positive Images: Teaching Abstinence, Contraception, and Sexual Health, 3rd edition.  Peggy Brick and Bill Taverner.  The Center for Family Life Education/Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 2001. This popular manual features 29 lessons for teaching about abstinence, contraception, and other aspects of sexual health. Useful for middle and high schools, colleges, church groups and youth-serving agencies.

Positively Informed: Lesson Plans and Guidance for Sexuality Educators and Advocates.  Andrea Irvin.  International Women’s Health Coalition, 2004.  Classroom-ready lessons plans for 10-19-year-old students.

Safer Sex: The New Morality.  Evelyn Lerman.  Morning Glory Press, 2000.  Lerman discuss successful strategies from other countries and encourages people to work together to achieve common goals of reduced teen pregnancy.

Sex Ed 101: A Collection of Sex Education Lessons. Bill Taverner. Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, Inc., 2005. A compact manual that delivers 10 lessons on topics essential for comprehensive sex education.

The Sexuality Education Challenge.  Judy C. Drolet and Kay Clark.  ETR Associates, 1994.  Offers the insights of 39 of the nation’s top sexuality educators, covering such topics as challenges to sexuality education in schools, teacher training, and school health care.

Streetwise to Sex-wise: Sexuality Education for High-Risk Youth.  Steve Brown. The Center for Family Life Education/Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 1993Streetwise to Sex-Wise provides an easy-to-use yet comprehensive model for a basic series on human sexuality for high-risk teens.

Streetwise to Sex-wise: Sexuality Education for High-Risk Youth, 2nd Edition.  Steve Brown and Bill Taverner. Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 2001.  An updated version of the guide to sex education for high-risk teens.

Talk About Sex: The Battles over Sex Education in the United States. Janice M. Irvine. University of California Press, 2002.  In survey after survey, most adults support the teaching of comprehensive sexuality education. So why is the issue so contentious? Janice Irvine looks at the politicization of sex education in the U.S.

Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Human Sexuality, 12th edition. William J. Taverner and Ryan W. McKee. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 2012. This debate-style reader presents a contentious issue in the realm of human sexuality (such as oral sex, “sexting,” or the way teen pregnancy is portrayed in reality TV), and explores that issue by way of two essays taking a pro or con approach.

Teach and Talk: The Subject is Sex.  Pamela Wilson, MSW et al.  ETR Associates, 2001.  This book offers practical, engaging, and fun ways to address sexuality appropriately and effectively in the elementary classroom.

Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality. Terri Couwenhoven, M.S. Woodbine House, 2007. Primarily for parents of children with Down Syndrome, this guide presents key topics that will help young people become sexually healthy.

Teaching Sex: The Shaping of Adolescence in the 20th Century.  Jeffrey P. Moran.  Harvard University Press, 2000.  Teaching Sex travels back over the past century to trace the emergence of the “sexual adolescent” and the evolution of schools’ efforts to teach sex to young people.



Project SNAPP.  Carla Adivi, MPH et al. ETR Associates, 1996. Project SNAPP, or “Skills and kNowledge for AIDS and Pregnancy Prevention” is an 8-session curriculum for middle school students. It uses a variety of interactive methods to provide students with information about HIV and pregnancy, and allows them to practice communication, refusal, and negotiation skills. Includes a 13-minute video.

 Providing HIV/AIDS Education for African-American Women. Emory Regional Training Center, 2002.  A curriculum for health care providers that addresses the specific HIV prevention needs of African-American women.

Teaching About Sexuality and HIV. Evonne Hedgepeth and Joan Helmich. New York University Press, 1996.  Aimed at classroom teachers and community health educators, this book focuses on the “how” and “why” of effective sexuality and HIV education.

Teenagers, HIV, and AIDS: Insights From Youths Living with the Virus. Maureen E. Lyon and Lawrence J. D’Angelo, editors. Praeger Publishers, 2006.  In this book, experts discuss new treatment options, medication, disclosure, mental health care, and other issues faced by young people living with HIV/AIDS.

Training Educators in HIV Prevention. Janet L. Collins, PhD and Patti O. Britton. Network Publications, 1990.  Provides a full range of activities for conducting an educator training on HIV and AIDS.

Practitioner Guides

Contraceptive Technology, 20th Revised Edition. Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH, et al. Contraceptive Technology Communications, Inc., 2011. Extremely comprehensive guide to all forms of contraception.

Get Real: A Practical Guide to Leading Adolescent Groups.  Beth Brandes and Judy B. Ingold.  Families International, Inc., 1997.  Learn tips and tools for managing adolescent groups in a friendly, effective way.

Helping Parents in Groups: A Leader’s Handbook.  Linda Abrams Braun, M.A., Jennifer Kane Coplon, M.S.W., Phyllis Cokin Sonnenschein, M.S.  Wheelock College Center for Parenting Studies, 1984. Covers all aspects of parent groups, from leadership and organization to handling difficult moments and working with parents in special circumstances (including adolescent parents).

Interactive Youth Work Practice.  Mark A. Krueger.  Child Welfare League of America, 1998.   Through essays, practice examples, and a curriculum outline, this guide aims to develop youth workers’ capacity to guide, teach, learn, and be with youth.

Kidding Around?  Be Serious!  A Commitment to Safe Service Opportunities for Young People.  Anna Seidman and John Patterson. Nonprofit Risk Management Center, 1996.  Legal, risk management, and insurance questions that relate to young people serving as volunteers, interns, and service learning participants.

Lessons for Lifeguards.  Dr. Michael A. Carrera.  Donkey Press, 1996.  Essays, reflections, and “urgings” to help those who work with teens.

The Peer Counselor’s Pocket Book.  Joan Sturkie and Valerie Gibson.  Resource Publications, Inc., 1994.  A quick, easy-to-read guide for peer counselors. The authors outline counseling tips and basic skills and provide referral guides and a review of issues.

Parents and Families

Books for Parents:

10 Tips for Foster Parents.  The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 2006. A compact guide for foster parents that offers ideas for communicating with their youth about sex, love, and relationships.

ADHD Handbook for Families: A Guide to Communicating With Professionals. Paul Weingartner. Child & Family Press, 1999.  A guide to working with clinical and education professionals to manage a child’s ADHD.

Books That Build Character: A Guide to Teaching Your Child Moral Values Through Stories.  William Kilpatrick and Gregory and Suzanne M. Wolfe.  Simon and Schuster, 1994.  Lists 300 stories, arranged by category and reading level, with plot summaries and suggestions for teaching virtues and values.

Can We Talk? Helping Families Talk About Self-Esteem, Sex, and Pressure.  National Education Association Health Information Network, 1998.  Can We Talk? is a series of parent workshops that provides an opportunity for families and educators to address the prevention of HIV, teen pregnancy, and STIs in a healthy, proactive, and constructive manner.  Each workshop focuses on a separate but interrelated topic promoting parent-child conversations about issue important to students in grades 4-8.

Endangered: Your Child in a Hostile World.  Johann Christoph Arnold.  Plough Publishing House, 2000.  Every parent and educator wants to be more effective.  This books aims to show you how, not by offering child-rearing tips, but by transforming the way you view children and empowering you to act on the innate wisdom you already possess.

From Diapers to Dating: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children. Debra W. Haffner, M.P.H. Newmarket Press, 1999.  Combining professional expertise with personal experience, acclaimed educator Debra Haffner provides parents with what they need to give their children accurate sexuality information that reflects the values of their family.

Get a Clue! A Parent’s Guide to Understanding and Communicating With Your Preteen. Ellen Rosenberg. Henry Holt and Company, 1999.  Ellen Rosenberg is an educator with over 30 years of experience giving classroom presentations on health and sexuality.  Using the anonymous questions kids posed to her in the classroom, Rosenberg gives parents insight into the big issues concerning preteens, and advice on how to address them.

Helping Parents Engage: Encouraging Family Involvement in Adolescents’ Relationship and Family Planning Decisions.  Allison Giltrap. Center for Health Training, 2004. This manual is designed to help family planning providers train their clinic staff and other youth-serving providers to better integrate family involvement into their services.  Sections include “Clinic Staff Roles in Family Involvement,” “Support in the Community,” “Skill-Building Activities,” and “Information and Resources.”  Adaptable for use in health clinics and other community-based, youth-serving organizations.

How Can We Talk About That? Jane DiVita Woody, Ph.D, M.S.W. Jossey-Bass, 2002.  A down-to-earth resource to help parents examine their own sexual history and be better able to give their children both accurate sex education and meaningful moral guidance.

How to Talk with Teens About Love, Relationships, and S-E-X. Amy Miron, MS, Charles Miron, Ph.D. A guide for parents that provides a framework, information, and “Try This” exercises to give adults the tools to communicate openly with their children about challenging issues.

How to Talk With Your Child About Sexuality. Planned Parenthood.  Doubleday, 1986.  Chapters include “What is Involved in Sexuality Teaching,” “The Facts,” and “Help in Special Situations.”

No -- Why Kids of All Ages Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It. David Walsh, PhD.  Free Press, 2007.  This book teaches parents about the changing American culture and how to deal with it in relation to their children.  Teaching parents to say no to their children is a difficult task but Walsh discusses how parents can cope with the embarrassment, impatience and anger that they feel when children react badly to the word no. 

Our Last Best Shot: Guiding Our Children Through Early Adolescence.  Laura Sessions Stepp.  Riverhead Books, 2000.  Offers advice to parents on getting their children through the critical years between 10 and 15.

Raising a Child Responsibly in a Sexually Permissive World, 2nd edition. Sol Gordon, Ph.D. and Judith Gordon, M.S.W. Adams Media, 2000.  Give children the guidance they need to develop healthy, positive attitudes about sex while countering media and peer pressures.

The Roller Coaster Years: Raising Your Child Through the Maddening Yet Magical Middle School Years.  Charlene C. Giannetti and Margaret Sagarese.  Broadway Books, 1997.  Covers every facet of the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of early adolescence.

Straight Talk: Sexuality Education for Parents and Kids 4-7. Marilyn Ratner and Susan Chamlin. Penguin Books, 1985.  Two Planned Parenthood educators offer advice on sexuality education for young children.

Talking About Sex: A Guide for Families.  Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 1996.  This kit includes an animated video, parent’s guide, and an activity book for kids, and is designed for families with kids ages 10-14.

Talking Back: Ten Things Teens Want Parents to Know About Teen Pregnancy.  National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 2003.  Brochure includes a list of resources for parents.

Talking With Your Child About Sex: Questions and Answers for Children From Birth to Puberty. Dr. Mary S. Calderone and Dr. James W. Ramey. Ballantine Books, 1982.  Details the questions children are likely to ask in each stage of development, with advice on simple and direct answers.

Teaching Human Sexuality: A Guide for Parents and Other Caregivers. Judy Cyprian.  Child Welfare League of America, 1998.  This manual was created by the Vermont Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services to help foster parents discuss sexuality with the children in their care, with a particular focus on the special needs of children who may have been sexually abused.

Ten Talks Parents Must Have With Their Kids About Sex and Character.  Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D. and Dominic Capello.  Hyperion, 2000.  Advice on how to initiate conversations with kids on a variety of topics.

Ten Tips for Parents to Help Their Children Avoid Teen Pregnancy.  National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1999.  Brochure includes a list of resources for parents.

There’s No Place Like Home…for Sex Education.  Mary Gossart, MS.  Planned Parenthood Health Services of Southwestern Oregon, 2002.  A collection of reproducible newsletters to help parents in their role as the primary sexuality educator of their child, this manual can be used by parents of children from pre-school through grade twelve.

There’s No Place Like Home…for Sex Education (Adaptation for American Indians).  Mary Gossart, MS, Jacqueline Sequoia, MPH.  Planned Parenthood Health Services of Southwestern Oregon, 2005.  A collection of reproducible newsletters to help parents in their role as the primary sexuality educator of their child, this manual can be used by parents of children from pre-school through grade twelve.  Adapted to be culturally sensitive to American Indians.

Uncommon Sense for Parents With Teenagers.  Michael Riera.  Celestial Arts, 1995.  A refreshing look at the relationship between parents and teens.  The author deals with subjects like sex, eating disorders, homosexuality and sports in a unique, easily understood way.

WHY Do They Act That Way? David Walsh, Ph.D. Free Press, 2004.  A psychologist and father examines the changes in teens’ brains as they approach adulthood, and offers advice on how parents can use this information to understand, communicate with, and stay connected to their kids.

Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! : Loving your Kid without Losing your Mind.  Michael J. Bradley, Ed. D.  Harbor Press, 2003. As a psychiatrist, Michael Bradley has the insider perspective on an adolescent mind’s workings.  In this often comic book he attempts to provide parents with a resource in which they can begin to understand their teenager.  Enabling parents to make positive and proactive changes in their life this book allows a parent to establish a healthy relationship with their adolescent.  Bradley also gives helpful tips to parents on how to distinguish between normal adolescent behavior and disorders that could be occurring. 

Your Adolescent.  David B. Pruitt, M.D., ed.  HarperCollins, 1999.  The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry developed this manual to help parents of adolescents and teens understand their emotional, behavioral, and cognitive development.


Adolescent Health and Development 

14 and Younger: The Sexual Behavior of Young Adolescents.  Bill Albert et al, editors.  The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 2003.  Answers some lingering questions concerning this age group's sexual activity, pregnancy rate, contraceptive use, dating patterns, and communication with their parents

The Adolescent Brain: A Work in Progress.  Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 2005.  Explores adolescent neurological development, and recommend incorporating their research into discussions on adolescent sexual behavior and pregnancy.

America’s Disconnected Youth:  Towards a Preventive Strategy. Douglas J. Besharov, Editor.  Child Welfare League of America, 1999.  An examination of mentoring and school-to-work programs as important strategies in assisting at-risk youth.

Boys and Girls Learn Differently!  Michael Gurian, Ph.D.  Jossey-Bass, 2001.  Gurian presents a new way to educate children based on brain science and the learning differences that have been observed in boys and girls.

The Development of Romantic Relationships in Adolescence.  Wyndol Furman, ed.  Cambridge University Press, 1999.  Covers the full range of aspects of romantic relationships among adolescents and examines general processes and individual differences within the general context of adolescent development.

The Heart and Soul of the Next Generation.  Michael J. Bradley, Ed. D.  Harbor Press, 2007. A combination of various stories about adolescents, The Heart and Soul of the Next Generation tells of 20 different teens with varying stories.  In his book, he relives his experiences with the many young people that have affected him as an adolescent psychologist.  Issues such as terminal illness, family death, suicide homosexuality and drug use are all topics that he has had experience with.  This book is a great and inspiring resource for anyone involved with adolescents or teens experiencing some of the same issues. 

Lesbian & Gay Youth: Care and Counseling.  Caitlin Ryan and Donna Futterman.  Columbia University Press, 1998.  A handbook on the care, counseling, and support needs of lesbian and gay youth for providers, advocates, parents, and interested readers.

Safe Passage: Making it Through Adolescence in a Risky Society.  Joy G. Dryfoos.  Oxford University Press, 1997.  Examines successful programs and what must be done in families, schools, and communities to ensure our young people have the opportunity for a successful future.

The Sex Lives of Teenagers: Revealing the Secret World of Adolescent Boys and Girls.  Lynn Ponton, M.D. Dutton, 2000.  Real-life case studies from a psychiatrist who works with adolescents and their parents.  An eye-opening guide to why adolescents sometimes behave the way they do.

A Tribe Apart: A Journey Into the Heart of American Adolescence.  Patricia Hersch.  Ballantine, 1998.  Hersch gives us a unique way of viewing teens: through their own eyes.  The author follows eight teens around and discovers a unique culture separate from the adult world.  Great tool for parents and educators.

Girls and Young Women:

The Body Project:  An Intimate History of American Girls. Joan Jacobs Brumberg.  Vintage Books, 1997. This fascinating book traces the evolution of girls’ attitudes towards their bodies, from the early 1800s to the late 20th century.

Girls on the Verge.  Vendela Vida.  St. Martin’s Press, 1999.  An exploration of modern girls’ struggles to forge an identity and secure a sense of belonging through various rituals – from sorority rush to joining a gang.

Going All the Way: Teenage Girls’ Tales of Sex, Romance & Pregnancy.  Sharon Thompson. Hill and Wang, 1995.  Feminist scholar Thompson follows 400 teenage girls’ thoughts and experiences with romantic relationships.

Goodbye to Girlhood: What’s Troubling Girls and What We Can Do About It.  Barbara Dafoe Whitehead and Theodora Ooms. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1999.  A report on the state of contemporary girlhood.

Growing a Girl: Seven Strategies for Raising a Strong, Spirited Daughter.   Dr. Barbara Mackoff. Dell Publishing, 1996.  Offers hundred of specific suggestions and tools for fostering a daughter’s independence and individuality.

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls.  Rachel Simmons.  Harcourt, 2002.  Simmons deftly examines bullying and aggressive behavior in teen and pre-teen girls through interviews with young women on both sides of the bullying equation.

Odd Girl Speaks Out: Girls Write About Bullies, Cliques, Popularity, and Jealousy.  Rachel Simmons.  Harcourt, 2004.  In this follow-up to Odd Girl Out, Rachel Simmons solicited essays, letter, and poems from girls describing their experiences with bullying.

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls.  Mary Pipher, Ph.D. Ballantine Publishing Group, 1994.  Classic text on the troubles that adolescent girls can encounter during their development.

Voices of a Generation: Teenage Girls on Sex, School, and Self. Pamela Haig. American Association of University Women, 1999.  This report captures the responses of girls who attended a series of summits across the U.S. designed to find out the concerns and belief of young women. 

The Wonder of Girls.  Michael Gurian.  Atria Books, 2002.  Michael Gurian presents research on female biology and brain development and how they shape girls’ interests, behavior, and relationships.

Boys and Young Men:

Boys Will Be Men: Raising Our Sons for Courage, Caring and Community.  Paul Kivel.  New Society Publishers, 1999.  Helps parents and educators grapple with the complex forces in our sons’ lives, including racism, homophobia, pornography, drugs, class, consumerism, sex, and violence.

A Fine Young Man: What Parents, Mentors and Educators Can Do to Shape Adolescent Boys into Exceptional Men.  Michael Gurian, Ph.D.  Tarcher/Putnam, 1998.  Looks at the developmental changes and cultural obstacles faced by boys, and offers advice to parents and other adults.

Involving Males in Preventing Teen Pregnancy.  Freya Sonenstein.  The Urban Institute, 1997.  This publication dispels myths about teen male sexual behavior, identifies 24 diverse programs across the country (including two from North Carolina) that successfully involve young men, and distills practical lessons to help others beginning similar efforts.

It’s a Guy Thing: Boys, Young Men, and Teen Pregnancy Prevention.  Karen Troccoli, ed.  The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 2006. This three-part report looks at the role of teen boys in pregnancy prevention, curricula that work for boys, and how to get boys and young men involved in teen pregnancy prevention.

Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them.  James Garbarino, Ph.D. The Free Press, 1999.The author, a child psychologist, shows how boys are being increasingly vulnerable to violence and violent behavior, and goes over some of the signs to look out for.

The Minds of Boys: Saving our Sons from Falling Behind in School and Life.  Michael Gurian, Ph.D.  and Kathy Stevens.  Jossey-Bass, 2005.  This book examines the difficulties some boys have succeeding in school, and offers a vision of how to engage boys by playing to their learning strengths.

New Expectations: Community Strategies for Responsible Fatherhood.  James A. Levine with Edward W. Pitt.  Families and Work Institute, 1995.  A practical guide that includes a review of research, ways to connect with fathers, effective community-based strategies and tips from leading practitioners.  It describes 4 male responsibility and 14 fatherhood support programs.

Not Just for Girls: The Roles of Boys and Men in Teen Pregnancy Prevention.  K.A. Moore, A.K. Driscoll, and T. Ooms.  National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1997.

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys. Dan Kindson, Ph.D. and Michael Thompson, Ph.D. The Ballentine Publishing Group, Random House, 2000.  Authors shed light on the destructive emotional training our boys receive.  They argue that boys most need “emotional literacy” and show how parents can help boys cultivate empathy and navigate the social pressures of youth.

Reaching Up for Manhood: Transforming the Lives of Boys in America. Geoffrey Canada. Beacon Press, 1998.  Explores from the front line problems confronting today’s boys.  Canada’s stories of his own childhood, teenage years, and peer pressures make this a wise and intimate book.

Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood.  William Pollack, Ph.D. Random House, 1998.  Explores the inner lives of boys today as they struggle with society’s often mixed messages about what constitutes masculinity.

Real Boys’ VoicesWillliam Pollack, Ph.D. with Todd Shuster. Random House, 2000. Boys speak out  about drugs, sex, violence, bullying, sports, school, parents, and much more.

The Wonder of Boys: What Parents, Mentors and Educators Can Do to Shape Boys into Exceptional MenMichael Gurian, Ph.D.  Tarcher/Putnam, 1996.  Describes what boys need to become strong, responsible, sensitive men and offers guidance on how we can provide these for the boys in our lives. 

Books for Teens and Pre-Teens:

We also have a number of picture books on sexuality issues for younger children.  Contact Melinda DeJongh  for titles.

A Baby Doesn’t Make the Man: Alternative Sources of Power and Manhood for Young Men.  Raymond Jamiolkowski.  Rosen Publishing, 1997.  Written for guys, this book offers plenty of reasons not to become a father.  Formatted for readers with limited English language skills.

Are You There God?  It’s Me, Margaret.  Judy Blume. Dell Publishing, 1970.  The classic novel of female puberty.

Boy v. Girl?  How Gender Shapes Who We Are, What We Want, and How We Get Along. George Abrahams, Ph.D., and Sheila Ahlbrand.  This is a wonderful book to help adolescents (as well as adults) recognize the negative effects of gender stereotyping.  Based on a nationwide survey of nearly 2,000 teens and preteens, Boy v. Girl? encourages readers to think critically about everything from media messages and body image to sexism at school and double standards for girls and boys.  Surveys, activities, and checklists are included, and can be reprinted for use in the classroom.

Deal With It!  Esther Drill.  Pocket Books, 1999.  From the website – which offers articles, posting boards, and more – this book covers the big topics for adolescent girls. 

Dear Larissa: Sexuality Education for Girls Ages 11-17.  Cynthia Akagi. Gylantic Publishing, 1994.  Puberty education is presented in a series of letters from a mother to her daughter.

Don’t Sweat It!  Every BODY’S Answers to Questions You Don’t Want to Ask. By Marguerite Crump.  Free Spirit Publishing, 2002.  Personal hygiene is a sensitive topic, and never more so than during the teen years.  Pre- and young teens will enjoy this down-to-earth guide to the changes and challenges of puberty.  Potentially embarrassing questions about body odor, acne, and first periods are answered with straightforward good humor and advice.

Growing Up: It’s a Girl Thing.  Mavis Jukes. Knopf, 1998.  A handbook for girls who are about to enter puberty.

How to Say No and Keep Your Friends.  Sharon Scott. HRD Press, Inc., 1997.  Advice for teens on how to handle peer pressure.

Like It Is: A Teen Sex Guide.  E. James Lieberman, M.D. and Karen Lieberman Troccoli, M.P.H.  MacFarland Company, Inc., 1998.  Answers, in a straightforward manner, teens’ questions about relationships, STIs, birth control, pregnancy, and mental health.

The Period Book: Everything You Don’t Want to Ask (But Need to Know). Karen Gravelle and Jennifer Gravelle.  Walker and Company, 1996.  A down-to-earth and practical book that answers any questions girls might have about their period and guides them through all the physical, emotional, and social changes that occur.

S.E.X. – The All-You-Need-to-Know Progressive Sexuality Guide to Get You Through High School and College. Heather Corinna. Da Capo Press, 2007. Corinna, the founder and editor of the popular sex ed website, covers everything from reproductive anatomy to birth control to STDs, all in a frank and respectful way.

The Teenage Human Body Operator’s Manual.  Northwest Media, Inc., 1998.  Presented in the format of an auto manual, this fun book covers social and physical health.

Teens Can Make it Happen: Nine Steps to Success.  Stedman Graham.  Fireside, 2000.  A guide for young people to boost self-esteem, avoid peer pressure, and handle the daily stresses that come with being a young adult.

The What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Girls.  Lynda Madaras.  Newmarket Press, 1987.  An accessible book on growing up for 9 to 15-year-olds girls and their parents.

What’s Going on Down There?  Answers to Questions Boys Find Hard to Ask.  Karen Gravelle, with Nick and Chava Castro.  Walker and Company, 1998.  A guide to puberty for 10-14-year-old boys.

When Living Hurts. Sol Gordon, Ph.D.  First published in 1985 and recently updated, When Living Hurts is intended for young people who are struggling emotionally and may be at risk for suicide.  Each short chapter addresses a life problem, from the relatively minor ones like dealing with boredom or getting along better with one’s parents, to dire situations such as helping a friend who may be suicidal. 

Teen Pregnancy

Always in Our Hearts: The Story of Amy Grossberg, Brian Peterson, and the Baby They Didn’t Want.  Doug Most. Record Books, 1999.  Chronicles the teenage couple who concealed their pregnancy and then placed their baby in a dumpster.

The Best Intentions: Unintended Pregnancy and the Well-Being of Children and Families. The National Academy of Sciences, 1995.  This report examines unintended pregnancy among all age groups in the U.S.

Dubious Conceptions: The Politics of Teenage Pregnancy.  Kristen Luker.  Harvard University Press, 1996. Kristen Luker traces the way popular attitudes came to demonize young mothers and examines the social and economic changes that have influenced the debate on teen pregnancy.

Kids Having Kids: The Economic Costs and Social Consequences of Teen Pregnancy.  Rebecca A. Maynard, Ed. The Urban Institute Press, 1997.  One of the first studies to identify the extent to which certain economic and social problems are attributable to teen pregnancy itself, rather than the wider environment in which most of the pregnancies and child rearing take place.

Reality Check: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Strategies That Work.  Get Real About Teen Pregnancy Campaign, 2004. Presents a look at teen pregnancy prevention efforts and offers insights to effective solutions.  Each chapter is written by a different expert on issues of adolescent health, sexuality, and pregnancy.


Research from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy:

Families Matter: A Research Synthesis of Family Influences on Adolescent Pregnancy

Evaluating Abstinence-Only Interventions

Fostering Hope: Preventing Teen Pregnancy Among Youth in Foster Care

Halfway There: A Prescription for Continued Progress in Preventing Teen Pregnancy

Making a Love Connection: Teen Relationships, Pregnancy, and Marriage

Keeping the Faith: The Role of Religion and Faith Communities in Preventing Teen Pregnancy

The Media and the Message: Lessons Learned From Past Public Service Campaigns

Partners in Prevention: How National Organizations Assist State and Local Teen Pregnancy Prevention Efforts

Peer Potential: Making the Most of How Teens Influence Each Other

Power in Numbers: Peer Effects on Adolescent Girls’ Sexual Debut and Pregnancy

Protection as Prevention: Contraception for Sexually Active Teens

Ready Resources: Investing Welfare Funds in Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Sending the Message: State-Based Media Campaigns for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

A Statistical Portrait of Adolescent Sex, Contraception, and Childbearing

Terms of Engagement: How to Involve Parents in Programs to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Trends in Sexual Activity and Contraceptive Use Among Teens

What About the Teens? Research on What Teens Say About Teen Pregnancy

Whatever Happened to Childhood? The Problem of Teen Pregnancy in the United States

What’s Behind the Good News? The Decline in Teen Pregnancy Rates During the 1990s

Where Are the Adults? The Attitudes of Parents, Teachers, Clergy, Coaches, and Youth Workers on Teen Pregnancy

While the Adults Are Arguing, the Teens Are Getting Pregnant: Overcoming Conflict in Teen Pregnancy Prevention

With One Voice: America’s Adults and Teens Sound Off About Teen Pregnancy (2001)

America’s Adults and Teens Sound Off About Teen Pregnancy (2003)

Teen Parenting

For Pregnant and Parenting Teens:

Bringing Up Baby: Three Steps to Making Good Decisions in Your Child’s First Years.  Claire Lerner and Amy Laura Dombro.  Zero to Three Press, 2005.  Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach to parenting advice, this guide encourages new parents to identify their own parenting style, understand what the child is thinking, and using that information to make effective decisions for the child’s development.

Building Baby’s Brain Power.  Noreen Darragh Lantry, RN and Katherine Hummell, LCSW, MSW.  BETA Center, Inc., 1999.  365 one-minute brain stimulating activities for baby’s first year.

The Challenge of Toddlers. Jeanne Warren Lindsay.  Morning Glory Press, 1991.  Covers the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of young children.   (Comprehensive Curriculum Notebook also available)

Child Mothers: A Photographic Essay.  Sandy Hale.  Connecticut Association for Human Services, 1989.  Photographs chart the lives of young mothers, accompanied by their own written statements about teen pregnancy and parenting.

Discipline from Birth to Three. Jeanne Warren Lindsay and Sally McCullough.  Morning Glory Press, 1991.  Teaches young parents how to prevent and deal with discipline problems with babies and toddlers.

Dear Diary, I’m Pregnant: Teenagers Talk About Their Pregnancy.  Interviews by Anrenée Englander.  Annick Press, 1997.  Dear Diary presents the voices of pregnant teens as they talk about their needs, interests, decisions, and choices.

Learningames.  Joseph Sparling and Isabelle Lewis.  This is a compendium of games and activities for young parents to engage in with their children.  Each activity is clearly defined with information on how it will benefit the child’s social, emotional, cognitive, or physical development.  Manuals are designed for children from birth up to 60 months.

Mama, Listen!  Raising a Child Without Violence: A Handbook for Teen Parents.  Ruth Beaglehole, 1999. The format of this book, written for teen parents, is a conversation between a toddler and mother. The child's words tell what life is like from a toddler's point-of-view. In this book the mother listens, responds, and learns how to communicate in ways that strengthen the child's emotional development and self-esteem.

Mommy, I’m Hungry! Good Eating for Little Ones from Pregnancy to Age 5.  Jeanne Warren Lindsay, Jean Brunelli, Sally McCullough, 2007. This guide covers both mother and child nutrition from pregnancy until preschool.  Focuses on teenage mothers’ specific dietary needs before and after pregnancy and also goes into great depth about child nutrition, from calorie intake to living an active life style.  Includes tips on picky eaters, planning meals, cooking on a budget, helping children make good eating choices, and even a guide to eating at fast food restaurants. 

Money Matters: A Young Parent’s Workbook for Finances—and the Future.  Raymond D. Kush, ed.  MELD Publications.

My Baby Manual/Mi Manual de Bebe. Linda Levin, M.A. and Eileen Bropson, R.N. Square Peg Press, 2000. A guide to baby’s first year.  English/Spanish in one volume.

The New Middle of the Night Book: Answers to Young Parents’ Questions When No One is Around. Ann Walker Smalley. MELD Publications.  Also available in Spanish!

Nurturing Your Newborn:  Young Parents’ Guide to Baby’s First Month. Jeanne Warren Lindsay and Jean Brunelli.  Morning Glory Press, 1999.  Tips to help young parents get through the early days of their baby’s life.

Success After Teen Pregnancy. Cynthia A. Cass. Fulton Press, 1998.  Inspiring story of a single teen mother’s struggle to raise her daughter, and her success in completing school.

Teenage Couples: Caring, Commitment and Change: How to Build a Relationship that Lasts. Jeanne Warren Lindsay.  Morning Glory Press, 1995.  Lindsay interviewed 80 teenagers married or living with a partner for this exploration of the relationship challenges faced by young parents.

Teenage Marriage: Coping with Reality. Jeanne Warren Lindsay. Morning Glory Press, 1988.  Offers teenagers a picture of the realities of early marriage.

Teen Dads: Rights, Responsibilities & Joys, Third Edition. Jeanne Warren Lindsay.  Morning Glory Press, 2008.  A refreshingly positive, non-judgmental & easy-to-read guide to help young fathers learn to parent.

Teen Pregnancy: The Challenges We Faced, The Choices We Made.  Donna & Rodger Ewy.  Pruett Publishing Company, 1984.  The experiences of pregnant teens inform this guide for other young people facing the choices and challenges of teen pregnancy.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting.  Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi Murkoff, and Sandee E. Hathaway, B.S.N.  Workman Publishing.

Will the Dollars Stretch?  Teen Parents Living on Their Own.  Sudie Pollock, M.A.  Morning Glory Press, 1996.  Experience the financial challenges of young mothers and fathers as you read through several scenarios of teen parents trying to make ends meet.

Young Family series.  This series is developed by Meld, a nonprofit publisher of informational books and handouts for parents.  Titles include: Baby is Here, Baby Grows, Baby Plays, Safe Child & Emergencies, Healthy Child/Sick Child, and Feeding Your Child.

Your Pregnancy and Newborn Journey. Jeanne Warren Lindsay and Jean Brunelli.  Morning Glory Press, 1991.  A complete picture of the pregnancy and birth process for

Novels and stories by Marilyn Reynolds from the True-to-Life Series from Hamilton High:

Baby Help:  The Nightmare of Teen Partner Abuse.

Beyond Dreams Six stories of young men and women facing tough times and making tough choices.  Topics include partner abuse, school failure, racism, teen pregnancy, fatal accident, and aging relatives.

Detour for Emmy.  A fifteen-year-old girl’s plans for the future are changed when she becomes pregnant.

Telling.  A sensitively told story of recognizing and dealing with sexual abuse.

Too Soon for Jeff.  An unforgettable story about becoming a father too soon

For Professionals Working With Pregnant and Parenting Teens:

Expectations and RealityTeen Views On Living Together, Roles, Work, Jealousy, and Partner Abuse. Jeanne Warren Lindsay.  Morning Glory Press, 1996.   This book is the result of a survey of over 3,000 single teens’ expectations of marriage and living together and the realities of 670 teens already living with a partner.

Great Beginnings: Nutrition for Pregnant and Parenting Teens.  (curriculum)  University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, 1999. This seven-part series consists of presentations, discussions, and hands-on activities designed to give pregnant and parenting teens practical nutrition and wellness information.

Growing Up Fast.  Joanna Lipper. Picador, 2003.  Growing Up Fast looks at a group of six teen mothers as well as their wider environment and family life, drawing parallels between their situations and the economic and social issues facing their community.  An insightful social commentary, this is a sobering look at how cycles of poverty, family violence, and teen parenthood can perpetuate too-early motherhood in generation after generation. 

Health Care for Pregnant Adolescents: A Legal Guide.  Anne Dellinger and Arlene M. Davis.  Institute of Government, UNC-CH, 2001. A guide for practitioners that addresses many of the legal questions providers may have about the care of pregnant girls.                                                                                                                                                             

Hey, What’s Cookin’?  Nutrition for Pregnant Teens.  NC Cooperative Extension Services, 1995.  This 18-lesson curriculum features food preparation activities and discussion of nutrition-related topics.

In School Together: School-Based Child Care Serving Student Mothers.  Michele Cahill, et al.  Academy for Educational Development, 1987.  A basic resource for people who are considering the need for and feasibility of a school-based child care program for student parents.

A Mentor Manual:  For Adults Who Work with Pregnant and Parenting Teens.  Frederick H. Kanfer, et al.  Child Welfare League of America.  Advice and guidance for mentors.

Not Our Kind of Girl: Unraveling the Myths of Black Teenage Motherhood.  Elaine Bell Kaplan.  University of California Press, 1997.  The author, a Sociology professor who was herself a teen mother, interviews teen mothers and their families, while offering proposals for rethinking and reassessing the class factors, gender relations, and racism that can contribute to teen motherhood among African American girls.

The One Girl in Ten:  A Self-Portrait of the Teenage Mother.  Sallie Foster.  Child Welfare League of America. A series of interviews with young women who became pregnant as teens.

The P.A.R.E.N.T. Approach: How to Teach Young Moms & Dads the Art and Skills of Parenting.  Jeanne Warren Lindsay.  Morning Glory Press, 2008.  For teachers, nurses, social workers, and home visitors, this book can be used in conjunction with Lindsay’s Teens Parenting series or with other parenting texts.  Reproducible teaching activities are included in each chapter.

Pregnant Bodies, Fertile Minds: Gender, Race, and the Schooling of Pregnant Teens.  Wendy Luttrell. Routledge, 2003. This book chronicles the author’s five-year immersion in a program for pregnant and parenting girls in a central North Carolina school.

Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy: Theory, Practice & Intervention.  JoAnne E. Solchany, PhD, RN, CS.  NCAST-AVENUW Publications, 2001.  Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy Program addresses a woman's psychological and emotional health during pregnancy. Program materials include a book, an assessment guide, and a folder with 56 handouts/interventions.

Public Schools for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents: A Legal Guide Anne Dellinger. Institute of Government, UNC-CH, 2004.  A guide for school personnel about the legal guidelines regarding education and teen pregnancy/parenting.  Includes a chapter on issues associated with immigrants and limited English-proficient clients.

Recipes for Success.  The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina, 2004. Recipes for Success grew out of the Teen Parent Network Session in January 2004, when professionals who work with teen parents shared practical ideas and insights with each other. This guidebook addresses several areas critical to providing comprehensive services to young families and includes lessons learned from our experience, relevant articles from experts in the field, and useful resource lists.

Road to Fatherhood: How to Help Young Dads Become Loving and Responsible Parents.  Jon Morris.  Morning Glory Press, 2002.  Includes real stories of young dads and the basics of building an outreach and support program to help them grow into loving parents.

School-Age Parents:  The Challenge of 3 Generational Living. Jeanne Warren Lindsay.  Morning Glory Press, 1990.  Families share the challenges of living with a teenager who is also a parent.

Social Services for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents: A Legal Guide.  Anne Dellinger. Institute of Government, UNC-CH, 2002.  A guide for DSS workers that explains what the law asks Departments of Social Service to do for young pregnant and parenting clients.  Includes a chapter on issues associated with immigrants and limited English-proficient clients.

A Stitch in Time: Helping Young Mothers Complete High School. Elizabeth A. McGee.  Academy for Educational Development, 1989. 

Teen Parenting and Pregnancy Handbook and Discussion Guide.  Patrica G. Mathes and Beverly J. Irby.  Research Press.

Transitions: A Series for Pregnant and Parenting Teens.  Goodheart-Wilcox Publishers. This is a four-book series written especially for pregnant and parenting teens.  Each title has an accompanying Teacher’s Resource Guide with multiple ideas for presenting the concepts in the text to students.  The Transitions series consists of Understanding Your Changing Life, Your New Baby, Helping Your Child Grow and Develop, and Building Your Future

Working with Pregnant and Parenting Teenage Clients.  Neil Cervera and Lynn Videka-Sherman, eds.  Family Service of America and Rockefeller College Press, 1989.  A series of articles on multiple aspects of teen pregnancy, including support networks, teen fathers, and in-school programs.

The Youngest Parents. Robert Coles.  DoubleTake, 1997.  Interviews and photographs of pregnant and parenting teen girls and boys.  Many of the photographs feature young parents in North Carolina.


Adoption: A Handful of Hope.  Suzanne Arms. Celestial Arts, 1990.  This book focuses on birthmothers of all ages, not just teen mothers.  The author explores the changing attitudes on adoption and offer suggestions to empower everyone involved in the adoption process. 

Adoption Awareness: A Guide for Teachers, Counselors, Nurses and Caring Others.  Jeanne Lindsay and Catherine Monserrat.  Morning Glory Press, 1989.  Interviews with birthparents are interspersed with clear guidance for professionals and others involved in assisting birthparents in the classroom, in a counseling setting, and in the hospital.

Parents, Pregnant Teens, and the Adoption Option.  Jeanne Warren Lindsay.  Morning Glory Press, 1989.  Parents of pregnant teens share their stories in this book that helps birth grandparents cope with a child’s too-early pregnancy.

Pregnant?  Adoption Is An Option.  Jeanne Warren Lindsay.  Morning Glory Press, 1997.  A guide for teen parents on creating an adoption plan.

Pregnant Too Soon: Adoption Is An Option, revised edition.  Jeanne Warren Lindsay.  Morning Glory Press, 1988.  Young women who released their babies for adoption and young women who kept their children share their feelings and attitudes toward adoption.

Life Skills Education

Awakening Self-Esteem.  Christine Maguth Nezu, Ph.D., ABPP and Arthur M. Nezu, Ph.D., ABPP.  New Harbinger Publications, 2003.  Practical techniques and exercises integrate psychological coping strategies with spiritual practices to improve self-esteem.

Life Planning Education: A Youth Development Program.  Advocates for Youth, 1995.  First introduced in 1985 and revised in 1992, Life Planning Education integrates education on sexual and reproductive development with goal-setting and values related to growing up.

Life SkillBuilders.  Parlay International, 1994.  This manual is divided into three general sections: “Anger Management – Goal Setting”, “Grief and Loss – Procrastination”, and “Relationships – Work and Family Life”.  Each section consists of single-page handouts and activities that can be easily reproduced. 

The Me I See: Answering Life’s Questions.  Wood ‘N Barnes Publishing Staff, 1998.  Aimed at kids in middle and high school, this book contains over 400 prompts for journalizing and self expression.

On Your Own as a Young Adult.  Betsy Krebs and Paul Pitcoff. JIST Life, 2006.  Aimed at young people ageing out of the foster care system, this book with accompanying DVD aims to help young adults navigate living on their own through development of self-advocacy skills.  Goal-setting, making transitions, finding mentors, and preparing for interviews are some topics covered.

Self-Esteem.  Matthew McKay, Ph.D. and Patrick Fanning.  New Harbinger Publications, 2000.  A program of cognitive techniques for assessing, improving, and maintaining self-esteem.

The Teenager’s Guide to the Real World.  Marshall Brain.  BYG Publishing, Inc., 1997.  Provides in-depth guidance on making the transition into adulthood.

Sexual Coercion/Partner Abuse

Addressing Domestic Violence and Its Consequences.  Policy Report of The Commonwealth Fund Commission on Women’s Health, 1998. 

Breaking Free from Partner Abuse.  Mary Marecek.  Morning Glory Press, 1993.  Through the voices of women caught in the cycle of domestic violence, Marecek validates the fears and feelings of battered women and sets realistic guidelines for change.

In Their Own Words: A Sexual Abuse Workbook for Teenage Girls.  Lulie Munson and Karen Riskin. Child Welfare League of America, 1995.  Written by two therapists, this workbook is an excellent resource for the many pregnant and parenting teens who need guidance as they work through their experience of sexual abuse.  Each chapter has information about an issue related to sexual abuse and questions and activities that help the reader discover how the material presented pertains to their own situation. It grew out of the authors’ work with sexually abused adolescent girls and includes their thoughts, words, and experiences. Recommended for use with a therapist or in individual or group therapy. 

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 Summary Report. Michele C. Black, et al. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011. The CDC launched this survey in 2010, with the objectives of discovering the prevalence and characteristics of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence; who is most likely to experience these forms of violence; and the health consequences of such violence.

Unequal Partners: Teaching About Power and Consent in Adult-Teen Relationships.  Sue Montfort and Peggy Brick.  Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, Inc., 1999. Activities for young people ages 10-17, designed to help them understand the characteristics of healthy relationships, and avoid, change, or end relationships that are unhealthy.

The Unkindest Cut: The Emotional Maltreatment of Children. Naomi Haines Griffith and Janet S. Zigler. Red Clay & Vinegar, 2002.  The authors, a social worker and a lawyer, argue that emotional abuse of children, as opposed to physical and/or sexual abuse, is not recognized as an equally damaging behavior.  This book attempts to create a framework for discussion and reflection on emotional maltreatment.

Coalition and Community Building

Assessing Your Community’s Needs and Assets: A Collaborative Approach to Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention. Brindis, Claire et al.  Sociometrics Corporations, 1996.  Written for practitioners, this guide lays out how to conduct a community-wide needs and assets assessment, from determining the goals of the assessment to analyzing and presenting the results to the community.

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community.  Robert D. Putnam. Simon & Schuster, 2000.  Americans have become increasingly disconnected and isolated from their communities, losing the “social capital” that comes with community and civic engagement.  Putnam looks at the trend of “bowling alone” and suggests what we can do to become more active and engaged.

Communities Responding to the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention. Claire Brindis, Dr. P.H. and Laura Davis, M.A. Advocates for Youth, 1998.

Volume I: Mobilizing for Action reviews recent research on adolescent pregnancy; describes how to build coalitions; outlines steps for planning and conducting pregnancy prevention campaigns; and provides tips for working with the media, policy makers, and other key stakeholders.

Volume II: Building Strong Foundations, Ensuring the Future provides step-by-step guidance on assessing the needs and assets of youth in the community, developing a strong funding base for programs, and planning for the evaluation of pregnancy prevention programs.

Volume III: Designing Effective Family Life Education Programs explains the components of effective sexuality education and provides guidance in planning and implementing sexuality education programs.

Volume IV: Improving Contraceptive Access for Teens examines the barriers which restrict young people's access to contraception. The volume discusses key strategies for planning and implementing contraceptive availability programs, based on effective models.

Volume V: Linking Pregnancy Prevention to Youth Development demonstrates the benefits that youth development programs may derive from providing links to sexuality education and contraceptive access programs.

A Community Builder’s Toolkit: 15 Tools for Creating Healthy, Productive Interracial/Multicultural Communities.  The Institute for Democratic Renewal and Project Change Anti-Racism Initiative.  This booklet provides a starting point for those engaged in community building work who may not have brought issues of racism to the fore, as well as for people engaged in anti-racism or diversity work who have not yet applied their skills to improving specific community outcomes.

Community Building: Coming of Age. G. Thomas Kingsley, et al.  The Development Training Institute, Inc., 1997.  A monograph that explains the concept of community building and presents recommendations on how it might best be supported.

Community Building: What Makes it Work. Mattessich, Paul and Barbara Monsey, M. P. H.  The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 1997.  What leads to successful community building?  This report synthesizes current research to come up with twenty-eight keys to effective, efficient, and successful community initiatives.

The Community Collaboration Manual. The National Assembly of National Voluntary Health and Social Welfare Organizations, 1991.  This manual is an outgrowth of the National Collaboration for Youth’s “Making the Grade” project to educate the public about the critical issues facing American youth.  The lessons learned from the project – chief among them the need for more collaborative efforts within participating communities – can be used by communities seeking to coordinate service delivery systems, reallocate resources, and expand promising practices. 

Forging Nonprofit Alliances.  Arsenault, Jane.  Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1998.  In a time of dwindling resources, a nonprofit may choose an alliance or consolidation with another organization in order to increase effectiveness and strengthen resources.  Forging Nonprofit Alliances explores the various ways consolidation can be achieved, and will help nonprofit managers and boards decide if an alliance is the right option for their organization.

From the Ground Up!  A Workbook on Coalition Building & Community Development. Edited by Gillian Kaye and Tom Wolff, Ph.D.  AHEC/Community Partners, 1995.  This is a comprehensive guide that can be read cover-to-cover or one chapter at a time.  Topics covered include: “Coalition Building: One Path to Empowered and Healthy Communities,” “Multicultural Issues in Coalitions,” “Dealing With Conflict in Coalitions,” and “Developing Action Plans for Your Community Coalition.”  Each chapter includes worksheets and lists of additional resources.

Get Organized: A Guide to Preventing Teen Pregnancy. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1998. A practical manual for people who are interested in taking action to prevent teen pregnancy in their communities. The three-volume, 17-chapter publication covers a lot of ground - from strategies for involving boys and men and for reaching out to religious leaders to practical advice about how to raise money and to conduct program evaluation. Includes checklists and examples from promising programs around the country.

Peace by Piece: A Violence Prevention Guide for Communities.  Harvard School of Public Health, 1998. Practical step-by-step information and resources crucial to professionals working in a variety of fields, including public health, medicine, social service and justice, to stop the violence in their communities 

The Planning Phase of the Rebuilding Communities Initiative: Assessment Report.  The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 1997.  The Rebuilding Communities Initiative was a seven-year partnership between the Annie E. Casey Foundation and five low-income communities to transform selected neighborhoods into environments where kids and families can thrive.  This report describes the 21-month planning phase of the initiative and provides insights to those seeking comprehensive neighborhood reform.

The Spirit of the Coalition.  Bill Berkowitz and Tom Wolff, Ph.D.  American Public Health Association, 2000. Whether you are an experienced coalition worker or are just starting out, this book will help you start and operate a coalition in the most effective way possible.  Through interviews and first-person accounts, the authors trace the growth of a coalition, from start-up and membership to advocacy and working through pitfalls.


Add it Up: Teen Parents and Welfare: Undercounted, Oversanctioned, Underserved.  Janellen Duffy and Jodie Levin-Epstein.  Center for Law and Social Policy, 2002.  This study examines how states and teen parents fared during implementation of the 1996 welfare reform requirements.

Advocacy Kit.  Advocates for Youth, 1996.  Provides in-depth information on how to improve adolescent reproductive health and sexual health programs and policies by organizing at the state and local levels. The Advocacy Kit includes information on building coalitions, conducting needs assessments, planning public education campaigns, working with the media, educating policy makers, and responding to opposition.

Building Emergency Contraception Awareness Among Adolescents: A Toolkit for Schools and Community-Based Organizations.  Linda Simkin, M. Phil, et al.  Academy for Educational Development, 2003.  This manual provides background information about emergency contraception, as well as steps to increase awareness among teenagers in a variety of settings (schools, school-based health centers, and community-based organizations.)

Child Welfare and the Law. Theodore J. Stein.  CWLA Press, 1998.  The author, a professor of social welfare and an attorney, looks at the relationship between the law and social work practice in child welfare.

Community Action Kit. Martha E. Kempner, M.A., Myra Batchelder, and Claudia Trevor, M.A.  Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S.  The Community Action Kit provides you with the tools you will need to become knowledgeable about sexuality education, build support in your state or community, work to implement sound policies, and institute or defend an effective comprehensive sexuality education program. The Kit is designed to serve as a tool for all advocates whether they are students, parents, teachers, school administrators, health professionals, youth-serving professionals, policymakers, or concerned community members.  Although it focuses on school-based sexuality education, it covers many other related issues such as HIV and other STDs, adolescent pregnancy, condoms and other contraceptive methods, and prevention programs.

The Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Organizations: Shaping Public Policy at the State Level.  Marcia Avner.  Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 2002.  A guide for neophytes and more experienced organizations.  Covers state and federal regulations regarding nonprofit lobbying, mobilizing support, and developing an organization-wide advocacy plan.

State Minor Consent Laws: A Summary (3rd Edition). Abigail English, et al. Center for Adolescent Health & the Law, 2010.  This manual summarizes the laws in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia that allow minors to give consent for their own health care.

TANF Policies in Nine States: Implications for Microenterprise Initiatives.  Lisa Plimpton and Mark Greenberg.  Center for Law and Social Policy, 2000.  This report describes nine relevant state and/or county rules concerning key aspects of TANF cash assistance programs and eligibility for subsidized childcare and Medicaid.

Winning the Battle: Developing Support for Sexuality and HIV/AIDS Education.  Debra W. Haffner, M.P.H. and Diane de Mauro, Ph.D.  SIECUS, 1991.  Designed for parents, administrators, community leaders, and school boards, this report presents a comprehensive guide for action and highlights communities that have successfully developed successful sexuality education programs.

Agency and Professional Development

Nonprofit Operation:

Brand Yourself: The Fast, Focused Way to Marketplace Magic.  Lynn Altman. Portfolio, 2006.  Although not written for nonprofits, Altman’s book offers valuable insights on the best way to present an organization to the public.

Capacity for Change? The Nonprofit World in the Age of Devolution.  Dwight F. Burlingame, et al. Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, 1996.  A series of essays commissioned to provide points of departure for discussions about how individuals, states, cities, nonprofit organizations, and private philanthropy might respond to changes in federal public policy regarding welfare and social services.

Consulting With Nonprofits: A Practitioner’s Guide.  Carol A. Lukas. The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 1998. A comprehensive guide for consultants working with nonprofit and community organizations.

Creating and Implementing Your Strategic Plan.  Byson John M. and Farnum K. Alston.  Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1996.  Strategic planning is a must for nonprofits that want to remain effective. This workbook explains the process of strategic change and offers worksheets to help nonprofit managers create a plan and put it into action.

Creating Your Employee Handbook.  Bernstein, Leyna. Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000.  Here are the tools you need to produce your own employee handbook, tailored to your organization’s mission, culture, and goals.  Sample policies that are covered include employment and employee development, benefits, workplace health and safety, standards of conduct, work hours and pay, and more.

Difficult People At Work. National Institute of Business Management, 1997.  While not written specifically for nonprofits, this guide to dealing with difficult personality types is useful for anyone who works in an office.

Marketing Workbook for Nonprofit Organizations Volume I: Develop the Plan.  Stern, Gary.  The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 1990.  A proven, step-by-step guide to marketing success for nonprofits.  Follow the same steps used by marketing experts to create a straightforward plan that delivers results.  Includes action steps and practical worksheets that will help your organization thrive in today’s environment.

Meetings That Work.  The Clynes Group.  Lawrence Ragan Communications, Inc., 2000.  Meetings are necessary part of maintaining an organization, but too often they turn into ineffective time-wasters.  This slim booklet offers tips on planning and managing meetings that will be a success.

A Nonprofit Organization Operating Manual: Planning for Survival and Growth.  Olenick, Arnold J and Philip R. Olenick.  The Foundation Center, 1991.  From incorporating as a nonprofit to long range planning, this book serves as a working guide for the administrators, board, and staff of nonprofit organizations.

The Nonprofit Organization: An Operating Manual.   Wolf, Thomas.  Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1984.  This book is a primer for people in nonprofit organizations who wish to increase their understanding of those organizations and hone various administrative skills.

Resolving Conflict in Nonprofit Organizations.  Marion Peters Angelica.  Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 1999. A conflict resolution guide designed specifically for the unique characteristics of nonprofit and community organizations.

Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations, 2nd edition.  Michael Allison and Jude Kaye. CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, 2005. Guidance on strategic planning for managers at nonprofits of every size and budget.

Vital Signs: Anticipating, Preventing, and Surviving a Crisis in a Nonprofit.  Herman, Melanie L. and Barbara B. Oliver.  Nonprofit Risk Management Center, 2001.  No one likes to imagine their organization in the throes of a crisis, but it is important to be prepared should one occur.  Vital Signs provides valuable information to aid nonprofits in recognizing symptoms of a crisis, putting together an action plan, and creating lasting solutions that will leave them stronger.

What a Difference Nonprofits Make: A Guide to Accounting Procedures. Accountants for the Public Interest, 1992.  This manual is designed to assist accounting and business professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to the nonprofit sector.  In an easy-to-read, easy-to-reference format, it demonstrates the principles of nonprofit accounting and key management concerns of nonprofits, and how these concerns differ from those of for-profit-businesses

Nonprofit Leadership/Boards:

The Best of the Board Café. Jan Masaoka. CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, 2003.  The Best of the Board Café is a collection of the most useful articles from the Board Café online newsletter, which is tailored exclusively to the ideas and concerns of board members of nonprofit organizations.  Seasoned board members will find useful articles on recruiting and fundraising, while those who may be new to board service can have their most basic questions (“Why Do Nonprofits Have Boards?”) answered.  This is also an excellent resource for executive directors and other nonprofit staff who work closely with their board of directors.

The Board Building Cycle: Nine Steps to Finding, Recruiting, and Engaging Nonprofit Board Members. Sandra R. Hughes et al. National Center for Nonprofit Boards, 2000.  Good boards do not just happen – they take care, thought, and planning.  This manual lays out the steps to building a strong and effective board, from identifying candidates to engaging and evaluating the board as a whole.

Boards From Hell.  Scribner, Susan M.  Scribner & Associates, 1996.  This is a lighthearted but practical look at some of the problems that can occur within nonprofit Boards of Directors, with step-by-step guides on how to identify and fix them.

Boards That Love Fundraising: A How-To Guide for Your Board.  Robert M. Zimmerman and Ann W. Lehman.  John Wiley and Sons, 2004.  An easy-to-use workbook to help novice and experienced board members become confident, successful fundraisers.

Executive Director’s Guide: The Guide for Successful Nonprofit Management.  Linnell, Deborah et al.  United Way of Massachusetts Bay, 2002.  A handy guide to the unique issues faced by nonprofit Executive Directors.  Chapter topics include Program Development, Evaluation, Fund Development, and Public Relations.

Guidebook for Directors of Nonprofit Corporations. George W. Overton, ed. The American Bar Association, 1993. Written primarily for the lay reader, this guidebook provides a description of general legal principles as they apply to nonprofit corporations, and offers suggestions and procedures for both the individual director and the corporation which she or he serves.

The Nonprofit Board Member’s Guide to Lobbying and Advocacy.  Marcia Avner.  The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 2004.  This guide spells out how board members can effectively move an organization’s work forward through advocacy.  Covers the basics of nonprofit lobbying laws, answers frequently asked questions, and leads readers through their advocacy planning process.

Nonprofit Boards: Roles, Responsibilities, and Performance.  Duca, Diane J.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1996. This book offers the chief executives and boards of directors of nonprofit organizations different perspectives on board structure, composition, roles, functions, and various approaches to fulfilling a board’s governance responsibilities.

The Policy Sampler: A Resource for Nonprofit Boards.  Fletcher, Kathleen.  The National Center for Nonprofit Boards, 2000.  This is a thorough guide that assists nonprofit board members in setting policies for their organization.  The first section presents a variety of sample board policies, such as how to handle organizational funds, ethics concerns, and dealing with the media.  The second section consists of job descriptions for board members.

Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards. Richard T. Ingram. National Center for Nonprofit Boards, 1988. This booklet clarifies the responsibilities of individual board members, as well as addressing the board as a corporate or collective entity.


Closing That Gift!  Bob Hartsook.  ASR Philanthropic Publishing, 1999.  A how-to guide to cultivating donors and securing major gifts.

Demystifying Grant Seeking.  Brown, Larissa Golden and Martin John Brown. Jossey-Bass, 2001. Written for nonprofit professionals and fundraisers—no matter what their level of expertise—this book outlines how to build an effective grant-seeking process through a five-step framework that includes how to match requests to funders, how to do follow-up, and how to evaluate your results

Donor Centered Fundraising: How to Hold on to Your Donors and Raise Much More Money.  Penelope Burk. Cygnus Applied Research, Inc./Burk & Associates Ltd., 2003.  Ms. Burk’s book is the result of an extensive survey she undertook of individual donors and nonprofit agencies in the U.S. and Canada.  Today, nonprofit leaders often hear how individual donors are THE untapped source for the funding they so desperately need – but few experts explain how to cultivate the donors nonprofits already have.  While the book is targeted at development shops with multiple staff members, agencies of all sizes can benefit from this book. 

Essential Principles for Fundraising Success. G. Douglass Alexander and Kristina J. Carlson. Jossey-Bass, 2005.  This is a book tailor-made for the fundraising professional with a lot to do and little time to do it in.  It is broken down into easy to swallow sections, such as “The Board: Where Fundraising Begins” and “Annual Campaigns: The Basis for the Future.”

Grant Seeker’s Budget Toolkit.  Quick, James Aaron and Cheryl Carter New.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2001.  A key aspect of any successful grant application is budgeting and financial planning.  The Grant Seeker’s Budget Toolkit walks readers through the entire process necessary to create a well-crafted budget that clearly states when, where, and how grant money will be applied.

Grant Winner’s Toolkit: Project Management and Evaluation.  Quick, James Aaron and Cheryl Carter New.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000.  You’ve just been notified that you have received grant funding – now the real work begins!  The Grant Winner’s Toolkit provides guidance on every aspect of managing projects – from the drafting of strategies and action plans to the drawing up of budgets, from staff recruitment and team building, all the way through to the writing of the next grant proposal.

The Grant Writer’s Start Up Kit: A Beginner’s Guide to Grant Proposals.  Jossey-Bass.  This 30-minute video and companion workbook are excellent training resources for new grant writers and those who want to improve their skills. The Start-Up Kit begins with the cover letter and takes users throughout the entire process, giving examples of what kinds of information will strengthen your case.

Made Possible By: Succeeding With Sponsorship.  Patricia Martin. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004. Made Possible By is a step-by-step guide to securing successful, sustainable corporate sponsorship that will provide financial stability, increase visibility, and help your nonprofit achieve its mission.

The Mercifully Brief, Real World Guide to raising $1,000 Gifts by Mail.  Mal Warwick.  Emerson & Church Publishers, 2005.  Concise how-to on using direct mail to raise money.

Nobody Wants to Give Money Away!  Robert F. Hartsook.ASR Philanthropic Publishing, 2002.  Hartsook’s nine principles of fundraising success.

Outcome Funding:  A New Approach to Public Sector Grantmaking.  Harold S. Williams and Arthur Y. Webb.  The Rensselaerville Institute, 1991. Based on the premise that grant makers are really investors in human gain, Outcome Funding addresses the key questions that the funder as investor should ask:  What am I buying?  What is the probability I will get it? Outcome Funding begins with an abrupt and timely challenge to the standard wisdom of the Request for Proposal process. The authors make the point that very little of the traditional proposal content addresses results, favoring explanations of process instead. This book is not only persuasive on the need for change; it is clear and practical on how to achieve it.

Reality Fundraising: Proven, Practical Ideas for the Enlightened Fundraiser.  Bob Hartsook. ASR Philanthropic Publishing, 2005.  Proven ideas for fundraisers, with advice from people in the field.

Winning Grants Step by Step.  Carlson, Mim.  Jossey-Bass, 2002. This step-by-step workbook is designed for those with limited experience in preparing proposals, and lays out everything needed to successfully create one from start to finish.  Worksheets and questionnaires assist in everything from developing the proposal idea to getting the grant out the door.

Writing for a Good Cause.  Joseph Barbato and Danielle S. Furlich.  Fireside Books, 2000. Filled with tips and survival skills from writers and fund-raising officers at nonprofits of all sizes, this book explains how to use words well to win your cause the money it needs.  Individual, foundation, and corporate donors are covered.

Videos, DVDs, and Other Media

(Note: this list highlights the newer and more popular DVDs/videos in our collection, but is not all-inclusive.)

3 Girls I Know… (VHS).  Media Library/No Excuses productions, 2004. This poignant documentary focuses on the lives of three different young women to examine teen sexuality, pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS.  54 minutes

16 and Pregnant, Season 1 (DVD). 11th Street Productions, 2010.  MTV’s documentary series follows six pregnant teens from around the country for 5-7 months, chronicling their lives as they prepare to give birth and tackle the difficult task of becoming teen parents.  Six episodes, 50 minutes each episode

Abstinence Comes to Albuquerque (DVD). Stuart Television Productions, 2007.  A documentary about the controversy over abstinence education coming to the Albuquerque public school system and its impact on the national debate.  Includes Frequently Asked Questions with nationally recognized experts and a discussion guide.  29 minutes

A Crucial Connection: Working Together to Address Teen Pregnancy Among Youth in Foster Care (DVD). The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 2010.  This short DVD looks at the prevalence of teen pregnancy among foster care youth.  Teens and young adults talk about their experiences within the system, and professionals speak about the need to address teen pregnancy with this population.  A discussion guide is included.  9 minutes

Daddy I Do (DVD). Jaye Bird Productions LLC, 2010. A documentary about abstinence-only versus comprehensive sex education. 90 minutes

Date Rape Drugs: An Alert (VHS). Meridian Education Corporation, 1999.  Provides information on Rohypnol and other "date rape drugs"...their street names, how they affect the body, what they look like, and how they can be administered. This video also provides concrete examples of how to protect oneself by using common sense. 16 minutes

Directions for Dads (CD ROM). National Fatherhood Initiative, 2003.  An interactive CD ROM to help males become responsible fathers and develop healthy relationships with their children and family.

The Education of Shelby Knox (DVD). Cine Qua Non, Inc./InCite Pictures, 2005.  This documentary follows Shelby Knox, a Lubbock, Texas teenager who became involved in a campaign for comprehensive sex education in her town’s public schools.  76 minutes

Fatherhood U.S.A. (VHS). Cine Qua Non, Inc. and The Fatherhood Project at The Families and Work Institute.  A moving documentary in which young fathers who are trying to be more involved with their children talk about the daily pressures, joys, and successes of fatherhood.  56 minutes

Imagine That (VHS). The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1998.  A poignant look at the issue of teen pregnancy in the U.S., this video is a great way to introduce people to the topic.  5 minutes

It’s Your Choice: Birth Control for Teens (DVD). Center for Health Training, 2003.  This DVD uses peer educators to explain current methods of contraception, including abstinence.  Brief interviews with teenagers, who discuss their own experiences with each method, supplement the information.  Total running time: 30 minutes.

Keep it Safe!  Teens Talk About Sex and Responsibility (VHS). Video/Action Fund, 2001. The Video/Action Fund convened a Teen Summit on Sexuality for 100 teens in Queens, NY.  The resulting 25-minute video captures their frank and lively discussions.

“Let’s Talk About Sex” (DVD). New Video Group, Inc., 2011. A look at American attitudes towards adolescent sexuality, and the impact on teenagers. 63 minutes

The Lost Children of Rockdale County (VHS). WGHB Educational Foundation, 1999.  In 1996, a syphilis outbreak struck teenagers in the prosperous community of Conyers, Georgia.  This Frontline documentary uncovers the roots of the epidemic and reveals a community struggling with teenage drug use, sex, and cynicism.  90 minutes

A Message to Health Care Professionals: Teen Pregnancy (DVD). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011. This 2 ½-minute DVD is aimed at health care professionals, and urges them to discuss pregnancy prevention and contraception with their teen patients.

On Your Own as a Young Adult (DVD). JIST Life, 2006. Aimed at young people ageing out of the foster care system, this DVD with accompanying book aims to help young adults navigate living on their own through development of self-advocacy skills.  Goal-setting, making transitions, finding mentors, and preparing for interviews are some topics covered.  16 minutes

Reaching Teens: The Essentials of Outreach (VHS). Center for Health Training, 1999. Reaching Teens: the Essentials of Outreach is a brief training video that helps outreach workers establish more effective ways of reaching out to teens, especially in the area of reproductive health care. The interviews cover staff training, creating a teen-friendly environment, safety during outreach within a community, the pros and cons of providing incentives to learn about reproductive health, and making effective and lasting contact with teens.

Red Flags: Avoiding Abusive Relationships (VHS). Meridian Education Corporation, 1996. What if dating was like football, where flags are thrown when the rules are broken? In this award-winning program, the Love Referee does just that, using his red flag system to stop the action when abusive dating situations develop. Play-by-play coverage of scenarios involving sexual pressure, manipulative and obsessive behavior, physical abuse, lying, and problem lifestyles help make it easier to recognize and avoid those pitfalls in real life.  20 minutes

Teens & Sex in Europe: A Story of Rights, Respect, and Responsibility (DVD). Advocates for Youth, 2008.  This video provides a glimpse into the sexual health attitudes of Dutch, German, and French teens and their parents and into the attitudes of government officials, educators and health care providers.

This Is My Reality: The Price of Sex (VHS). MEE Productions, 2004.  This video takes a hard look at African American urban youths’ concept of sex. In their own words, young people from cities across the country talk about what their lives are like on a daily basis.  (58 minutes. An accompanying 150+ page report details research into inner-city youths’ sexual behavior and the role of the media.)

Too Young (DVD). The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy, 2007. In this 5-minute video, teen mothers (and one father) talk about the difficulties of having and raising a child at a very young age.

The Truth About Sex (VHS). AIMS Multimedia, 1999.  Two teens discuss the struggles of becoming parents at such a young age, while another young couple faces the possibility that they could be pregnant. A group of teens tour a microbiology lab, where hundreds of STD cases are diagnosed each year, and participate in a "mock AIDS test." Lisa, a 33-year-old woman with full-blown AIDS, shares her story.  For grades 6-12.  30 minutes

Women Like You!  (DVD and VHS).  This 20-minute documentary is appropriate for use in clinics, schools, churches, and other forums as an introduction to the issue of HIV/AIDS in the African American community, particularly among women.  Relationships, HIV testing, and treatment are all covered, and the video comes with a discussion guide to aid in workshop preparation.   

Working With Teens: Building Case Management Skills (DVD). Center for Health Training, 2003.  This staff training video is designed to assist case managers who work with adolescents. The video includes four scenes, which include: conducting the initial interview, building rapport and discussing confidentiality; dealing with disclosure of sexual assault; managing a parenting teen’s over-involved parent and recruiting new clients; how male staff can interact effectively with female clients; and helping teen girls set boundaries related to sexual activity. Experts in the field analyze and comment on the skills utilized in each scene. Discussion guide included.  50 minutes

Teen Parenting Videos and DVDs:

A Doula Story (DVD) The Kindling Group, 2006. A Doula Story documents one woman’s fierce commitment to empower pregnant teenagers with the skills and knowledge they need to become confident, nurturing mothers. Produced by The Kindling Group, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization, this powerful film follows Loretha Weisinger back to the same disadvantaged Chicago neighborhood where she once struggled as a teen mom. Loretha uses patience, compassion, and humor to teach “her girls” about everything from the importance of breastfeeding and reading to their babies, to communicating effectively with health care professionals.  Discussion guide included. 60 minutes.

Fathers Too Soon (VHS and DVD) The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and Channel One Network. A 15-minute video that looks at the lives of teen parents.  (See the companion video, “Mothers Too Soon.”)

Healthy Touch: Infant Massage for Teenage Parents (VHS)  Three Hearts, LLC.  This 40-minute video begins with a classroom introduction to healthy touch, bonding, and infant massage and is followed by a short hands-on infant massage class.  Next is a step-by-step, narrated demonstration of full body massage, starring teen parents and their babies.

Learning Happens (DVD) Zero to Three, 2007.  This DVD features 30 video vignettes that show parents and children – aged birth to three years – interacting during everyday play and routines.  They can be used by professional in direct work with families and for training other early child development professionals.

Mothers Too Soon (VHS and DVD) The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and Channel One Network A 15-minute video that looks at the lives of teen parents.  (See the companion video, “Fathers Too Soon.”)

Resistance: Preventing Teen Fatherhood Video (and Teacher Resource Booklet). Human Relations Media. Inc., 1999.  The video explores the pressure for males to have sex and the reality of teen parenthood and looks at ways young men can avoid unwanted pregnancy and make healthy choices.

A Walk in Your Shoes (VHS) NOGGIN/The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 2003.  The N, the nighttime programming for teens on the NOGGIN network (owned by Nickelodeon), created a special episode of their documentary series, "A Walk in Your Shoes" in which two teen couples switch lives for a day and learn about teen parenting.  24 minutes

Young Fathers (DVD) Working Ventures, 2007.  This 30-minute documentary focuses on young fathers in a New York work development and fatherhood program.  An accompanying workshop guide and CD of activities can be used to tailor sessions for particular audiences and time frames. 

Spanish Language and Hispanic/Latino Issues

Materials in Spanish

Adolescentes como Padres. Jeanne Warren Lindsay y Jean Brunelli, PHN.  La jornada de tu embarazo y el nacimiento de tu bebé

Cómo librarse del maltrato de su pareja. Mary Marecek. Voces de mujeres golpeadas, atrapadas en el ciclo de la violencia doméstica

Cómo Planear Mi Vida.  Life-Planning Education from Advocates for Youth.

Derecho de Familia en Carolina del Norte. Lisa Aldred

El ciclo menstrual y su relación con los métodos anticonceptivos

El libro de Medianoche: Meld. Información práctica para padres

Enseñando el Sexo Seguro.  Peggy Brick et al.  Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, Inc., 2003.  The Spanish-language version of Teaching Safer Sex.

En Nuestras Propias Palabras. Jeanne Blake. Los jóvenes y el SIDA (Guía para el educador)

Escucha, Mamá! Como criar a un niño sin violencia. Un manual para los padres adolescentes

Es Tu Decisión

Guía de Recursos para Hispanos (Resource Guide). Condados de Chatham, Durham, Orange, Wake

Guía para una Educación Sexual Integral para la Juventud Hispana/Latina

Hablemos de Sexualidad con la Gente. Mexfam (Fundacion Mexicana para la Planeacion Familiar).Modelo educativo para profesores y profesionales que trabajan con jóvenes

Juntos Contra la Diabetes/United against Diabetes (Bilingual). Nacional Alliance for Hispanic Health

Juntos planeamos el futuro: Hablemos de la autoconciencia de la salud sexual y reproductiva. (Planning the Future Together:  Let’s Talk about Self-concept Related to Sexual and Reproductive Health.)José A. Aguilar, Luis A. Botello, Kimberly  Aumak YeeThe Institute for Reproductive Health of Georgetown University and Mexfam, 1998. A curriculum designed to empower both male and female adolescents to understand and appreciate their bodies, to make good decisions about their sexual and reproductive health, and to better communicate with parents, girlfriends/boyfriends, friends, and health professionals.  (Spanish only)

Nuestros cuerpos, nuestras vidas: Por la colectiva del Libro de Salud de las Mujeres de Boston. Siete Cuentos, 2000. La guía definitiva para la salud de la mujer Latina.

Papás Adolescentes: Derechos, responsabilidades y alegrías.  Jeanne Warren Lindsay, Morning Glory Press, 2009.  Spanish translation of “Teen Dads: Rights, Responsibilities & Joys”.

Papá, Mamá, soy Gay. Rinna Riesenfield.  Una guía para entender las orientaciones y preferencias sexuales de los hijos.

Primer encuentro. Bronwyn Mayden, Wendy Castro, Megan Annitto. Un diálogo para la prevención del embarazo adolescente en la comunidad Latina.

“Promotores de Salud” y Prevención del VIH/SIDA

Reduciendo el Riesgo, el Embarazo y el VIH. ETR. Associates. Cuaderno del alumno

Salud de Latinos NC, 2003/NC Latino Health 2003 North Carolina Institute of Medicine task force in collaboration with El Pueblo, Inc. (Bilingual)

SEXO…Que es? Robie H. Harris. Desarrollo, cambios corporales, sexo y salud sexul

Sexualidad. José A. Aguilar, Gabriela Rodríguez.  Lo que todo adolescente debe saber

Si, se Puede. Latinas en la Escuela

Tiempos de Riesgo. Jeanne Blake. Entérate del SIDA para mantenerte saludable

Videos/DVDs in Spanish:

(Note: most of these videos are English-language that have been dubbed into Spanish)

Demuestra tu cariño: ¡vacuna a tu bebé! (Show Your Love: Immunize Your Baby!)  COSSMHO, 1998. 10 minutes, VHS

En Nuestras Propias Palabras: Los jóvenes y el SIDA

Los Primeros Años Marcan Para Siempre. The Reiner Foundation, 1997.  29 minutes, VHS

Madres Adolescentes: Es Hora de Pensar en la Realidad (Teen Mothers: It’s Time to Get Real).  Altschul Group, 1995. 15 minutes, VHS

STDs: Straight Talk.  ACG/United Learning, 1996. This program covers both the emotional and physical results of sexually transmitted diseases. The program follows two teenagers, one male and one female, as they visit their local health clinic and undergo STD testing. The exam is thoroughly explained and symptoms are illustrated. It is stressed that although most sexually transmitted diseases are preventable, not all are curable. Abstinence is stressed.  VHS

Stop ASAP: Evite el Abuso de Drogas Durante el Embarazo (Avoiding Substance Abuse During Pregnancy).  Altschul Group, 1995.  12 minutes, VHS.

The Truth About Sex (DVD) AIMS Multimedia, 1999.  Two teens discuss the struggles of becoming parents at such a young age, while another young couple faces the possibility that they could be pregnant. A group of teens tour a microbiology lab, where hundreds of STD cases are diagnosed each year, and participate in a "mock AIDS test." Lisa, a 33-year-old woman with full-blown AIDS, shares her story.  For grades 6-12.  30 minutes

English-language Materials on Hispanic/Latino Issues:

Addressing HIV/AIDS: Latino perspectives & policy recommendations. National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors. Offers concrete steps that state and local health departments can take to address the challenges associated with HIV/AIDS in Latino communities. (Bilingual)

Chiquita’s Cocoon: The Latina Woman’s Guide to Greater Power, Love, Money, Status and HappinessBettina R. Flores.  Villard Books, 1993.  A self-help book tailored to the everyday needs of Latinas from high school on.

Cultural Competence: A Guide for Human Service Agencies.  Kimberleigh A. Nash.  CWLA Press, 1999. Explores why cultural competence is relevant to an agency, and gives tips on evaluating both the agency and the community in order to develop a plan to address diversity.

Delivering Health Care to Hispanics: A Manual for Providers.  National Alliance for Hispanic Health, 2007.  This manual was developed for a broad audience of both non-Hispanic and Hispanic health care professionals, and addresses the challenges faced by Hispanic patients and their health care providers.  Chapters include “Hispanics: A Diverse Community”, “Beliefs and Practices that Influence Hispanic Health”, and “Strategies for Effective Patient-Provider Interaction”.  A companion workbook aids in self-assessment and continuing education efforts.

Education = Success: Empowering Hispanic Youth and Adults. Anthony P. Carnevale.  ETS, 1999.

First Talk: A Teen Pregnancy Prevention Dialogue Among Latinos. Bronwyn Mayden, Wendy Castro, Megan AnnittoCWLA Press, 1999.  This book is the result of a national symposium jointly sponsored by the Child Welfare League of America and The National Council of Latino Executives.  It provides an in-depth discussion of policy issues and recommendations for action.

A Future With Promise: A Chartbook on Latino Adolescent Reproductive Health. Anne Driscoll et al. UC San Francisco. A compilation of key demographic information about areas in the lives of Latino youth that affect their fertility, with context for all the facts and figures.

Growing Up and Learning to Feel Good About Yourself. Barbara Petrich-Kelly, MA and Kristen Rohm.  ETR Associates, 1996.  An educator’s guide for teaching puberty to fifth and sixth graders.  (Bilingual)

Jóvenes Sabios (Wise Guys: A Male Responsibility Curriculum) from the Family Life Council of Greater Greensboro.

My Baby Manual/Mi Manual de Bebe. Linda Levin, M.A. and Eileen Bropson, R.N. Square Peg Press, 2000. A guide to baby’s first year.  English/Spanish in one volume.

The Multicultural Challenge in Health Education.  Ana Consuelo Matiella, MA, ed.  ETR Associates, 1994. Strategies for making health education culturally relevant.

A Primer for Cultural Proficiency: Towards Quality Health Services for HispanicsNational Alliance for Hispanic Health, 2001.  This primer is designed to help health care professionals and systems better understand and more effectively respond to the growing needs of Hispanics in the U.S.

Reducing Hispanic Teenage Pregnancy and Family PovertySonia M. Pérez.  National Council of La Raza, 1992.  Designed to help Hispanic community-based organizations develop and establish a teen pregnancy prevention or teen parenting program.

¡Si, Podemos! Yes, We Can! Helping Latino teens prevent pregnancy.  Bianca Ivette Laureano and Lupe Hittle.  CWLA Press, 2003.  An issue brief that discusses teen pregnancy in the Latino community.  Includes a discussion of cultural values and successful programs assisting Latino youth in delaying pregnancy.

¡Si, Se Puede! Yes, We Can! Latinas in School.  Angela Ginorio and Michelle Huston. AAUW, 2001.  A paper from the American Association of University Women that explores the experiences of Latinas in the United State educational system.

The State of Hispanic Girls.  National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations, 1999. Offers a series of recommendations formulated from the vantage point of communities to address risks facing Hispanic girls.

Strategies for Working With Culturally Diverse Communities and Clients.  Elizabeth Randall-David, Ph.D.  Association for the Care of Children’s Health, 1989.  An aid for health care providers to increase their understanding of the cultural aspects of health and illness with clients from culturally diverse communities.

Strengthening Families:  A Curriculum for Hispanic Families.  Available in English and Spanish (separate volumes).  Designed to strengthen the role of Hispanic parents and other family members in guiding their children, and in helping them to prevent or reduce the serious health and social risks associated with adolescent problem behaviors.  24 hour training.

Structural Family Therapy: A Family Strengthening Approach for Counselors. National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations, 1995.  A family counselor’s guide to identifying adolescent behavior problems, this manual offers basic tools for correcting the problems that are likely to lead to behavioral disorders.  It specifically targets the prevention of juvenile behavior problems among Hispanic youth.

A Youth Leader’s Guide to Building Cultural Competence.  Advocates for Youth, 1994.  This manual is designed to help educators meet the challenges of sexuality and HIV/AIDS education for teens and families of differing backgrounds.