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Legislation Against Optimal Health for Youth

February 5, 2019

There is a strategic push underway to normalize teen sex and advance “sexual rights” of youth even if that notion opposes family and community values. Demonstrating this strategy, several concerning bills have been introduced or are currently under debate in legislatures across the country. These bills are pushing for radical...

Do We Really Care about the STD Epidemic Among Youth?

November 15, 2018

Image credit: Urine Drug Test HQ For the fourth year in a row infection rates for gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia have all risen. According to the CDC, gonorrhea rates have increased by 67 percent, and syphilis by 76 percent! Chlamydia remains the most common STD, with infections at more than 1.7 million cases,...

Teen Sex is Always About More Than Sex

April 26, 2018

From our Executive Director, Mary Anne Mosack:   Like a breath of fresh air introduced into a long enclosed space, a new funding opportunity has been released from the Office of Adolescent Health(OAH) bringing into view a more balanced approach to sex education. The new Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) funding...

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The Update: 6/25/2020

June 25, 2020

JULY SESSIONS FULL - AUGUST REGISTRATION OPENNow Online: Ascend's Sexual Risk Avoidance Certification Program Due to COVID-19, we're pleased to announce that our SRA Certification Program is now available virtually.  This online training includes the same content as our traditional SRA certification program, but will be offered in an online format.  Register...

The Update: 6/11/2020

June 11, 2020

NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE: Ascend's Sexual Risk Avoidance Certification Program Due to COVID-19, we're pleased to announce that our SRA Certification Program is now available virtually.  This online training includes the same content as our traditional SRA certification program, but will be offered in an online format.  Register for one of our open...

The Update: 5/28/2020

May 28, 2020

SRA Education Goes Virtual In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools, teachers and administrators have had to get creative in delivering educational programming to students.  In mid-March, when the stay at home orders began coming in, everyone started scrambling to craft ways to continue to engage students while not actually...

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