Webinars & Trainings

Become more adolescent-centered

Web-Based and In-Person Trainings

At AHI we offer customized web-based and in-person trainings to support organizations in becoming more adolescent-centered. Browse our various offerings below and contact us to discuss how we can support you and your training needs.



Our team works with organizations to develop and facilitate engaging webinars on adolescent-centered care. Through the delivery of rich content and use of interactive features, we can help you provide a meaningful, web-based educational experience to your audience.

Addressing Food Insecurity with Adolescent Patients

Food insecurity affects our adolescent patients, but may often go unnoticed in health care settings. How can providers and health care professionals better understand the unique challenges faced by adolescents and examine the role we play in helping connect patients to food and community nutrition resources? Join the Adolescent Health Initiative, the Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools, and Food Gatherers for an interactive webinar, Addressing Food Insecurity with Adolescent Patients, on December 19th from 1:00-2:00 pm EST. This engaging professional development opportunity will help attendees better understand food insecurity, recognize how food is a social determinant of health, and increase comfort level with routine screening for food insecurity with adolescent patients. Physicians, nurses, dietitians, social workers, and other health professionals can register by December 17th to reserve your spot!

Presenters joining AHI are:

  • Shaira Daya, MPH, RD, Nutrition Projects Manager, Food Gatherers
  • Allison Mankowski, MPH, RD, CSSD, Registered Dietitian, Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools

Approaches to Addressing Teen Dating Violence in Healthcare

This webinar took place Thursday, October 24th, 2019. Access the recording today.

Adolescent-centered care should encompass multiple aspects of physical, social and emotional aspects of young people’s lives, including romantic relationships. In the U.S. in the past year, nearly 1 in 10 adolescents has experienced physical or sexual abuse from a dating partner, leading to various health consequences. Despite this high prevalence and related health issues, teen dating violence is often overlooked by healthcare providers. This webinar will begin with an overview of teen dating violence and current research. We will then dive into healthcare identification and response to adolescent intimate partner violence and where leaders in the field hope to go from here.

Presenters joining AHI are:

  • Vijay Singh, MD, MPH, MS, FAAFP, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family, Emergency, and Internal Medicine at University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School
  • Quyen Ngo, PhD, LP, Internship Lead, Training and Education Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center and Research Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, U-M Medical School

Confidentiality Best Practice in Adolescent Health

This webinar took place Thursday, June 13th, 2019. Access the recording today.

Adolescent patients cite confidentiality as one of the key determinants of their use of health care. Providing adolescents with confidential care results in better social and health outcomes, while a lack of confidential services may lead to unintended health consequences. Join us for a discussion of confidentiality best practices in adolescent health where we will cover key aspects of confidential care including EHR use, billing, patient portals and more.

Presenters joining AHI are:

  • Veenod L. Chulani, MD, MSED, FAAP, FSAHM, CEDS, Section Chief, Adolescent medicine, Phoenix Children’s Hospital
  • Jonathan Fanburg, MD, MPH, Director, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Maine Medial Partners
  • Joanna D. Brown, MD, MPH, Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Brown Medical School; Medical Director, WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care
  • Maria Veronica Svetaz, MD, MPH, FSAHM, FAAFP, MOM, Medical Director, Aqui Para Ti/Here For You; Medical Director, Between Us

Adolescent Brain Development and Social Development: Transitioning Successfully into Adult Health Care

This webinar took place on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Access the recording today. 

Adolescence is a time of enormous transition as youth and young adults navigate their way towards adulthood. This webinar will focus on understanding adolescent development and how supportive adults have the power to influence how young people transition into adult health care (from receiving pediatric care to receiving adult care), starting in early adolescence into young adulthood. This webinar is intended for education professionals, social services organizations, and all adults who have supportive relationships with young people.

Identifying Adolescent Victims of Human Trafficking

This webinar took place on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Access the recording today.

Human trafficking & commercial sexual exploitation is a significant public health concern. Over 87% of survivors report having contact with medical providers while being trafficked. However, victims of trafficking report not disclosing their status to providers due to obstacles including fear, shame, language barriers, & limited time with staff. This interactive webinar will cover signs of trafficking and sexual exploitation among adolescents and young adults, strategies for providers and staff to support trafficked and sexually exploited patients, and resources for providers and health center staff.

Maximizing Youth Voice in Community and Conference Settings

In this webinar, we identify and discuss best practices to plan for effective youth/adult partnership and co-facilitation.

This webinar was hosted by the Adolescent Health Initiative and the Institute for Patient-And Family-Centered Care.

Promoting Youth-Friendly Services & Culturally Responsive Care for Adolescents

In this webinar, we identify and discuss key concepts about providing culturally responsive health care to young people and reflect on various cultural norms unique to adolescence.

This webinar was hosted by the Adolescent Health Initiative and the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Region 4. Access to this recorded webinar is available today.

Adolescent Brain Development: Enhance Your Approach to Working with Teens

In this session we discuss how adolescent brain development impacts interactions between teen patients and health care professionals. The webinar showcases related training resources designed to improve adolescent-centered practices that can be shared with health care teams and among other multidisciplinary youth-serving audiences.

This webinar was hosted by the Adolescent Health Initiative and  HHS Region 5. Didn’t have a chance to catch the webinar? Access to the recorded webinar is available today.

E-Learning Modules

We work with organizations to develop customized and engaging e-learning modules on adolescent health. We develop e-learning modules on a wide variety of topics related to sexual health, primary care, and school-based health.



Our skilled facilitators offer interactive trainings and presentations on a variety of topics to promote adolescent-centered care. We can tailor these educational experiences to meet your organization’s needs. A sample of our trainings and presentation topics include:

Patient-Centered Care for Transgender Youth

Transforming Primary Care Health Centers into Adolescent-Centered Medical Homes

Raising a Generation of Empowered Health Care Consumers

Risk Screening in a Clinical Setting

Transforming School-Based Health Centers into Adolescent-Centered Medical Homes

Inter-professional Education to Improve Adolescent Patient Care

What Clients Are Saying

  • "Our clinics received really valuable information [from this webinar] that will be helpful for them as they work to make their clinics more youth-friendly."

    Administrator Oregon Health Authority, Oregon
School-Based Health Center – School Collaboration

We can help!

Contact us to discuss customized online or in-person trainings to support your organization!