Resources

This guide is a research-informed resource designed for professionals who work with young people who experience the child welfare or justice systems, homelessness, or disconnection from school and work. It is intended to facilitate a conversation that centers young people’s birth control preferences, needs, and priorities. The guidance it offers was informed by research and conversations with young people who have lived expertise and with youth-supporting professionals.

This resource is designed for youth-supporting professionals—especially case managers—who provide direct care services to young people who experience the child welfare or justice systems, homelessness, or disconnection from school and work. (Throughout this resource, we refer to this group of youth simply as “young people.”) Case managers are critical gatekeepers to information about sexual and reproductive health (SRH) for these young people and are responsible for making referrals and helping them access SRH services and resources.

This resource provides answers to common questions that youth-supporting professionals may have about sex trafficking. Some of these questions may be of interest to all youth-supporting professionals, regardless of the young people with whom they work. Other questions may be of particular interest to youth-supporting professionals who work with young people who experience the child welfare and/or justice systems, homelessness, and/or disconnection from school and work.

This resource provides answers to common questions that youth-supporting professionals may have about IPV and TDV. Some of these questions may be of interest to all youth-supporting professionals, regardless of the young people with whom they work. Other questions may be of greater interest to youth-supporting professionals who work with young people who experience the child welfare and/or justice systems, homelessness, and/or disconnection from school and work.

This video showcases young people talking about the benefits and challenges they experience in their work with Activate to translate research to practice.