Spark Trainings

Spark Discussion

Health practices across the country have limited time for staff and provider training. To meet the needs of busy health centers looking to improve their adolescent-centered practices, AHI offers pre-packaged mini-trainings called Sparks.

Sparks are pre-packaged, free to use, and include a PowerPoint presentation, a facilitator script, and follow-up materials. They are designed for providers or staff to deliver in 15-30 minutes at staff meetings or professional development opportunities. Sparks can be facilitated by providers or staff in any role, and are specifically designed to “spark” discussion and reflection among a multidisciplinary audience.

Browse our Sparks library below!

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Being Youth-Friendly
Being Youth-Friendly

Introduce your team to elements of an adolescent-centered environment and identify key staff and provider behaviors essential to providing youth-friendly care.

Strengths-Based Approaches to Adolescent Sexual Health
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.

Adolescent Brain Development
Adolescent Brain Development

Explore with your team how adolescent brain development impacts interactions between young people and adults in a clinical or community-based setting.

Cultural Responsiveness
Cultural Responsiveness

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
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.

Being an Askable Adult
Being an Askable Adult

Discuss strategies adults can use to help youth feel comfortable asking for support. This Spark is intended for adults who may refer youth to services like health care or mental health.

Confidentiality Laws
Confidentiality Laws

Deepen your understanding of minor consent laws for your state.

Confidentiality Best Practices
Confidentiality Best Practices

Explore best practices for providing confidential care to adolescents.

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Looking for customized support to make your health center more adolescent-centered? We offer technical assistance to providers across the United States. Contact us today for more information!