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Positive Youth Development and Motivational Interviewing


Learning objectives:

  1. Demonstrate how to take a social history using a strength-based approach, while screening for behaviors and risk factors for potential morbidity and mortality (eg: SSHADES model)
  2. Describe the goals, components, and techniques of motivational interviewing
  3. Identify the different situations in which motivational interviewing can be used with the adolescent population
  4. Practice building rapport with adolescents using a strength-based approach
 
Readings and Videos:
  1. Gold et al. “Motivational Interviewing Strategies to Facilitate Adolescent Behavior Change.” Adolescent Health Update Vol. 20, No. 1 October 2007.
  2. Rosen, D, Goldenring J. “Getting into Adolescent Heads: An Essential Update.” Modern Medicine.
  3. M Gold talk via PRH - webinar and handouts available through ACT for Youth – subscribe at http://www.actforyouth.net/adolescence/healthcare/training.cfm
  4. Abbot Nutrition Health Institute - Motivational Interviewing (MI) video series


Materials to Develop Educational Sessions:

  • Books
    1. Douaihy AB, Kelly TM, and Gold MA. Motivational Interviewing: A Guide for Medical Trainees. Oxford University Press 2014
    2. Ginsburg, K Ed. Reaching Teens: Strength Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development. AAP, 2014
      • Multiple chapters and videos on adolescent communication
Clinical and Community Settings:
  • Outpatient (adolescent clinic, primary care clinic, subspecialty clinics)
  • Inpatient (wards, PICU)
  • Emergency Department


Preventive Services


Learning Objectives:
  1. Compare and contrast the components of a health maintenance visit for an adolescent at different stages of adolescence
  2. Identify the different immunizations needed during adolescence for those adolescents who are up to date and those who need catch-up
  3. List appropriate screening exams and their indications during adolescence: vision, hearing, blood pressure, hematocrit, vitamin D, and cholesterol/ lipids
  4. Discuss the importance of disease prevention through screening and anticipatory guidance, including healthy lifestyles
  5. Screen for safety issues and provide counseling on injury prevention
Readings and Videos:
 
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Clinical and Community Settings:
  • Outpatient (adolescent clinic, primary care clinic)


Cultural Competence and Humility


Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the socio-cultural aspects of young people's lives that shape their cultural values
  2. Enhance skills in providing culturally sensitive healthcare for adolescents
Readings and Videos:
 
  • Books
    1. Fadiman, Anne. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1997.
    2. Skloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. New York: Crown, 2010.
  • Articles
    1. Rue DS, Xie Y. Disparities in treating culturally diverse children and adolescents. Psychiatr Clin North Am 2009;32(1):153-63.
  • Videos
    1. “Worlds Apart: A Four-Part Series on Cross-Cultural Healthcare” by Maren Grainger-Monsen, MD, and Julia Haslett. Available for purchase or rental ($).  Study guide also available. 
Materials to Develop Educational Sessions:
  • Books
    1. Ginsburg, K Ed. Reaching Teens: Strength Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development. AAP, 2014
      • Chapter 19: Cultural Humility (with video content)
Clinical and Community Settings:
  • Outpatient (adolescent clinic, primary care clinic, subspecialty clinics)
  • Inpatient (wards, PICU)
  • Emergency Department

 

Harm Reduction


Learning Objectives:
  1. Incorporate principles of harm reduction into primary and secondary prevention strategies for behavior change
Readings and Videos:
 
  • Readings
    1. Harm reduction: An approach to reducing risky health behaviours in adolescents. Paediatr Child Health 2008;13(1):53-60.
  • Websites and online resources
    1. Harm Reduction in Substance Use
Materials to Develop Educational Sessions:
 
  • PediCases - available at http://pedicases.org/archives/index.html
    1. Late Adolescent Health Screening: Amy Goes to College
    2. Middle Adolescent Health Screening: But All My Friends Do It
    3. Young Adolescent Health Screening: New World, Old Worries
Clinical and Community Settings:
  • Outpatient (adolescent clinic, primary care clinic)



Social Determinants of Health


Learning Objectives:
  1. To identify the ways in which social determinants of health and toxic stresses impact adolescent and adult health
  2. To discuss strategies for providing trauma-informed care and addressing social determinants of health within adolescent settings
Readings and Videos:
  • Readings
    1. Felitti VJ, et al. Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. Am J Prev Med 1998;14(4):245-58.
    2. Flynn AB, et al. Primary Care Interventions to Prevent or Treat Traumatic Stress in Childhood: A Systematic Review. Acad Pediatr 2015;15(5):480-92.
    3. Lucio R, Nelson TL. Effective Practices in the Treatment of Trauma in Children and Adolescents: From Guidelines to Organizational Practices. J Evid Inf Soc Work 2016:1-10.
  • Videos
    1. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris. “How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime.” (TED talk)
  • Websites and Online Resources
    1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Adverse childhood events; Looking at how ACEs affect our lives & society.
Materials to Develop Educational Sessions:
 
  1. American Academy of Pediatrics. Trauma Toolbox for Primary Care.
Clinical and Community Settings:
  • Outpatient (adolescent clinic, primary care clinic, subspecialty clinics)
  • Inpatient (wards, PICU)
  • Emergency Department


Anticipatory Guidance for Parents


Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify opportunities in which anticipatory guidance can be provided to parents around normal adolescent psychosocial development and risk taking, especially during health maintenance visits
  2. Discuss the importance of parents’ communication with and support of their adolescents, and provide hints on how to discuss sensitive issues 

Readings and Videos:
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Clinical and Community Settings:
  • Outpatient (adolescent clinic, primary care clinic)

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