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 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. Sparks are pre-packaged, free to use, and include a PowerPoint presentation, a facilitator script, and follow-up materials.
Browse our Sparks library below!
Introduce your team to elements of an adolescent-centered environment and identify key staff and provider behaviors essential to providing youth-friendly care.
Consider how staff and providers can create a climate where adolescents are more likely to discuss their sexual health openly and honestly.
Explore with your team how adolescent brain development impacts interactions between young people and adults in a clinical or community-based setting.
Identify and discuss key concepts about providing culturally responsive health care to young people and reflect on various cultural norms unique to adolescence.
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.
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.
Deepen your understanding of minor consent laws for your state.
Explore best practices for providing confidential care to adolescents.
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