Adults as Allies: Overcoming Adultism and Building Partnerships with Youth to Support Healthy Adolescent Sexuality


Institute On Adolescent Sexual Health Logo
Date and Time
Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Address
234 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17101



Adults’ attitudes and assumptions about young people can sometimes get in the way of effective communication about sexual health promotion. Overcoming adultism is an important part of building youth-adult partnerships, and this session will explore strategies for becoming an adult ally and skills for building healthy youth-adult partnerships. Participants will explore materials from a campaign engaging adults as allies to support healthy adolescent sexual development. Participants will also learn about practical applications and best practices through a panel discussion with youth-serving adult allies.

Learner Outcomes

  1. Participants will be able to define adultism and identify barriers to being an adult ally.

  2. Participants will be able to identify two strategies for overcoming adultism and becoming more effective adult allies.

  3. Participants will be able to identify strategies for building healthy youth-adult partnerships with an emphasis on sexual health promotion.

  4. Participants will be able to recite practical applications and best practices through a panel discussion with youth-serving adult allies.

Notes

Registration:  Individual online registration is required for each person.  There are a limited number of registrations available.  Continuing Education Credit:  If you are interested in receiving Continuing Education credits for the training, select the CE option.  Payment must be made at checkout.