Why it matters
Effective Counseling and Services
Discussing sexuality and sexual activity with young people can be challenging. Research shows that health care providers struggle to address this sensitive topic with their adolescent patients adequately. Effective sexual health counseling and services have a positive impact on the physical and emotional well-being of adolescents.
Sparks are pre-packaged, free to use, and include a PowerPoint presentation, a facilitator script, and follow-up materials.
Deepen your understanding of minor consent laws for your state.
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.
Confidentiality Best Practices
Explore best practices for providing confidential care to adolescents.
Starter Guides are mini-toolkits that offer concrete, actionable steps to improve adolescent care.
Adolescent Vaccinations and Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Adolescent Risk Screening
Infographic highlighting the importance of adolescent risk screening and suggest work flows for implementation.
Webinar Recording: Strengths-Based Approaches to Adolescent Sexual Health and Being an Askable Adult
This webinar took place on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Access the recording today.
Join AHI and the School-Based Health Alliance for an engaging webinar on the strengths-based approaches to adolescent sexual health and being an askable adult.
Discussing sexuality and sexual activity with young people can be challenging, and research shows that health care providers can have a significant impact on health outcomes when adequately addressing these sensitive topics with their adolescent patients. Effective sexual health counseling and services have a positive impact on the physical and emotional well-being of adolescents. Strengths-based approaches to sexual health supports the idea that staff and providers in varied healthcare roles can create a climate where young people are more likely to discuss their sexual health openly and honestly. Similarly, identifying strategies of being an askable adult helps to strengthen the ways of empowering youth and helping them feel comfortable asking for your support.
We Can Help!
Is your practice interested in learning more about providing sexual health services to adolescents? We help health centers across the country become more adolescent-centered. Learn more about working with us!