Our Guides

Our survival guides are comprehensive health information books. For Youth and those who work with youth. Our popular provider’s guides combine extensive Bay Area referral listings and practical information on a variety of youth-related topics. La Guia is the first survival guide written for Latina youth with Artwork and written contributions by youth and overseen by a youth editorial board. A Young Man’s Survival Guide is a comprehensive reality-based publication written by and for young men. Back by popular demand, The Young Woman’s Survival Guide is back in stock and available for purchase!

How to Get Our Publications

  • All publications are available online at AK Press.
  • By mail using our order form [download here] (.pdf)
  • Folks are more than welcome to drop by at our offices during business hours to pick up publications.

La Guia de Salud Para La Mujer [Spanish]:Guide_Laguia
The Spanish-language edition of the popular Young Women’s Survival Guide. Health Initiatives For Youth (HIFY) has partnered with La Clinica de la Raza’s Health Education Department to help develop this needed resource for young Spanish-speaking Latinas. The Guia serves as an inspiration to young Latinas’ health and well being. Moreover, it will be a reference to specific health questions. A key resource for support and referrals, this new book addresses topics such as healthy relationships (with their intimate partners, friends, and family), sexuality, women’s bodies, safer sex, and substance use.

Price: $10.00 buylogo_akapress

The Young Woman’s Survival Guide [2nd Edition]:Guide_youngwoman
An incredible resource for young women (and older folks too!), profusely illustrated and extremely user-friendly. Chapters include: Relationships & Sexuality; Anatomy & Menstruation; STDs, HIV & Hepatitis; Birth Control, Safer Sex & Abortion; Young Women , Pregnancy & Good Health; Nutrition, Sports & Fitness; Abuse & Self-Defense; Alcohol, Drugs & Cigarettes; How To Be Your Own Advocate; and a massive resources guide–this is the real deal. Start dealing with it, and buy it for those who aren’t. Now in a new, updated, revised, and expanded second edition.

Price: $10.00 buylogo_akapress

Walk Like a Warrior:Guide_walkwarrior
A Young Man’s Survival Guide is a comprehensive reality-based publication written by and for young men. This book explores what it means to be a man, how this affects the choices young men make, and their unique needs regarding their health and well-being.
Unfortunately, we have run out of copies of Walk Like a Warrior. We are looking for some funding to reprint the book, so keep checking back for updates.

Price: $10.00 [SOLD OUT]

Alameda County Adolescent Provider’s Guide:guide_alameda
A detailed listing of over 100 East Bay providers of resources for East Bay youth (and the good folks that work with them. In addition, it includes information, articles, and sections on topics ranging from mandatory reporting to working with queer youth, from positive sexuality to the needs of queer youth, confidentiality tips and the juvenile justice system. The guide also features a list of hotlines, as well as an easy-to-use language index for agencies servicing youth on a variety of issues. As such, it’s an incredible resource for folks of all ages, in all areas!

Price: $10.00 buylogo_akapress