Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014 – This graphic from CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health highlights key elements of two teen-friendly reproductive health clinic visits, one for a female and one for a male.
Kauh TJ. Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) Groundwork Series, 2010 –Based on a study of 10 programs identified as successful in recruiting and retaining middle- and high-school-aged African American and Hispanic males, this report summarizes effective recruitment and retention strategies and makes practical recommendations for after-school programs, intermediaries and researchers.
Oregon Health Authority and Pathways to Positive Futures, 2011 — This report includes research briefs on sexual health disparities experienced by seven subpopulations of disenfranchised youth, including youth in corrections, youth with developmental disabilities, youth in foster care, homeless youth, LGBTQ youth, youth with mental health conditions and youth who have experienced sexual abuse.
Drexel University School of Public Health and Drexel University College of Medicine—This commissioned paper offers a multidisciplinary analysis of the role of trauma and adversity in the lives of Latino and African American boys and young men, and examines trauma-informed approaches for improving their health.
Missouri Foundation for Health— This paper reviews research, presents definitions of the variety of terms used to describe sexual and gender minorities, explores common experiences among LGBT individuals that impact their ability to lead healthy lives and offers policy recommendations that will lead to greater health equity and improved health outcomes in the state of Missouri.
Urban Institute, 1997 – This classic report by the Urban Institute reviewed 24 community-based teen pregnancy prevention programs that successfully involved males using different approaches and agency settings. See especially Chapter 4, which extracts lessons learned, elements of success, and essential approaches that can be applied by today’s TPP programs to attract and engage a critical mass of young male participants.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration— This practice brief was developed for families, caretakers, advocates and providers to provide basic information in order to help families support their LGBT children as well as share some critical new research regarding the impact that families have on their LGBT children’s health, mental health and well-being.
Youth First, Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy – Use this assessment tool with community partners to assess readiness for engaging young men and help create an action plan to strengthen capacity to serve their reproductive health needs.
Safe Teens, Pennsylvania Department of Health – This section of the Safe Teens website, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, provides information and answers young men’s questions about sex, condoms, hormonal and emergency contraception, alcohol use, and men’s body image.
The California Endowment— This report provides a framework to develop and employ practices for meeting diverse patient needs. Arguing there is no “one size fits all” solution, the report offers solutions to overcome some of the challenges that hospitals or health care organizations may face when trying to ensure quality health care.
Our Community’s Children, 2013 – This report, recommended by a CDC Teen Pregnancy Prevention grantee, features the voices of youth participants in out-of-school-time programs in one city. The appended tools for surveying youth and program staff can be especially helpful for identifying recruitment and retention strategies as well as strengths and weaknesses of existing programs.
The Prevention Researcher, 2005 – This article focuses on the factors that motivate teens to participate and remain involved in programs, including the availability of opportunities, the interest and relevance of activities, and the degree to which programs enable youth to experience competence, autonomy and relatedness.
South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, May 2013 – Use this tool, developed by the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, to plan strategies to assist in recruitment and retention of youth. In addition, please reference the supplemental document, Tips for Participant Recruitment and Retention, for proven effective methods of recruitment and retention.
Kauh TJ. Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) Groundwork Series, 2010 – Based on a study of 10 programs identified as successful in recruiting and retaining middle- and high-school-aged African American and Hispanic males, this report summarizes effective recruitment and retention strategies and makes practical recommendations for after-school programs, intermediaries and researchers.
Office of Adolescent Health – This section of the OAH’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resource Center focused on recruitment, retention and engagement offers a wealth of training resources in the form of toolkits, webinars, presentations, and fact sheets.
Office of Adolescent Health – Read the transcript or listen to the audio and view the slides from this informative and practical presentation of successful strategies for recruiting and engaging youth in out-of-school time programs. A case study provides concrete examples of recruitment and retention efforts that incorporate positive youth development.
Best Start Resource Centre of Ontario and SIECCAN (Sex Information and Education Council of Canada) – This report explores historical perspectives, assumptions and stereotypes around teen pregnancy, discusses the influence of poverty and inequity, and provides examples of effective out-of-school teen pregnancy prevention initiatives.
Child Trends Research-to-Results Brief, July 2009 – Based on a roundtable discussion with Washington, D.C. youth ages 13-18, this brief presents the teen viewpoint on 3 key issues: 1) why youth don’t attend programs, 2) how to get youth to show up, and 3) what youth want in programs.
Family Life Education Services, Children’s Home Society of NC; Greensboro, NC – Wise Guys is an evaluated multi-session teen pregnancy prevention program for young males. Its aim is to prevent adolescent pregnancy by teaching self-responsibility in the areas of sexual development, decision-making, and relationships. Implemented with diverse groups of males in a variety of settings, Wise Guys emphasizes the ways in which concepts of masculinity and manhood affect how teenage males approach relationships and sexual decision making, with the broad goals of redefining male strength and transforming male culture.
JSI Research & Training Institute (JSI), 2012 – To help Part A grantees to effectively address disparities and inequities in adolescent health, this document provides a list of recommended strategies specific to working with diverse communities around teen pregnancy prevention.
New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH)/Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) – The Young Men’s Clinic (YMC), one of the best known clinics for males in the country, offers low-cost, high-quality, “male-friendly” health services for all men 13-35 years of age, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health. Serving a diverse population primarily from Washington Heights, Harlem, and the Bronx, the YMC offers a wide array of services, including routine medical care, STI and HIV testing, counseling, health information, free condoms, and referrals for employment, educational, vocational, health, and social services.