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Strengths-Based Approaches to Adolescent Sexual Health
Consider how staff and providers can create a climate where adolescents are more likely to discuss their sexual health openly and honestly.
Identify and discuss key concepts about providing culturally responsive health care to young people and reflect on various cultural norms unique to adolescence.
Nonverbal Communication Bias
Explore how nonverbal communication can set the tone for youth/adult interaction, both in messages we convey and in how we interpret messages from youth.
Identify with your team key staff and provider behaviors that are essential to providing youth-friendly care.
Being an Askable Adult
Discuss strategies adults can use to help youth feel comfortable asking for support and refer them to services like health care or mental health.
LGBTQ+ Youth Series
A series of four Sparks to help health centers provide patient-centered care to their LGBTQ+ adolescent patients.
Deepen your understanding of minor consent laws for your state.
Confidentiality Best Practices
Explore best practices for providing confidential care to adolescents.
Creating an Adolescent-Friendly Dental Practice
Learn about how to create an adolescent-friendly dental practice and improve retention.
Adolescent Brain Development
Explore how adolescent brain development impacts interactions between young people and adults.
Identify and discuss the roles that school staff can play in facilitating access to health services for students.
Identifying and Supporting Trafficked Youth
Explore ways to identify signs of trafficking and sexual exploitation among youth.
Youth With Special Health Care Needs
Encourage your team to consider how everyone in your setting can better understand and support young people who have special health care needs.
Non-Directive Counseling for Pregnancy Options in Title X Clinics
Explore the ways Title X clinic staff can create a nonjudgmental culture for adolescent and young adult clients who present for pregnancy options counseling.
Principles of Trauma-Informed Care for Adolescent Patients
Deepen your understanding of how trauma impacts adolescent patients and how to create trauma-informed spaces to support their health and well-being.
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