Positive Approaches to Adolescent Health
Encouraging healthy behavior can result in what the 2016 Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing called a “triple dividend” — benefits for the adolescent now, for their future adult life and for future generations.
Don't miss the second of three adolescent health webinars co-sponsored by APHA and the Office of Population Affairs and Office of Adolescent Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
June 18, from 12 - 12:45 p.m. ET
This webinar will use examples from the field to highlight how positive youth development approaches can be applied by organizations, systems and communities to improve adolescent health.
Participants will learn how to:
- Discuss the importance of applying positive youth development approaches to public health with organizations, systems and communities to improve adolescent health; and
- Explain how public health organizations can promote and implement positive youth development approaches to improve adolescent health.
Claire D. Brindis, MPH, DrPH, Co-director of the Adolescent and Yong Adult Health National Resource Center at the University of California, San Francisco Bixby Center for Global and Reproductive Health, and Committee Member for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Topic: Discussion of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Study on the Neurobiological and Socio-behavioral Science of Adolescent Development and Its Applications and its implications related to positive youth development.
Susan Notkin, MSSW, Senior Vice President at the Center for the Study of Social Policy
Topic: Description of Youth Thrive, a framework rooted in protective factors being used across the country by youth-serving professionals to improve the lives of youth.
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