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2020 Virtual Summer Institute in Adolescent Health!

Adolescent Mental Health: Identifying Influences & Promoting Well-Being 

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While a variety of adolescent health indicators – teen pregnancy, violence, alcohol use – suggest we are moving towards healthier outcomes for our youth, trends in adolescent mental health tell a different story. The percentage of high school students who have experienced persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness as well as those who have seriously considered suicide have increased significantly over the past decade, in both Minnesota and the U.S.  In today’s fast-paced world, adolescents increasingly struggle with mental well-being. Caring adults are coming to understand that a myriad of strategies are required to address the complex array of influences on adolescent mental health.

Effective strategies and best practices exist for supporting the mental health and well-being of adolescents, and for preventing poor mental health outcomes. During the 2020 Summer Institute, explore trends and patterns in adolescent mental health, as well as psychosocial, cultural, and societal influences on mental well-being. Delve into the everyday issues that affect the mental well-being of our youth: sleep, social media, identity development, and school pressures. Examine how COVID-19 has and will continue to change the landscape related to youth mental health. Strategize with caring adults – health and social service providers, mental health professionals, counselors, juvenile justice professionals, teachers – who help young people sustain and reclaim their mental well-being. Develop strategies for public health initiatives and policies, as well as for mental health promotion, prevention and treatment efforts that best serve adolescents.

Who Should Attend?
All who work with parents and young people – teachers, counselors, physicians, social workers, dieticians, mentors, coaches, school nurses, public health nurses and nurse practitioners, health educators, psychologists, school district personnel, youth ministers, religious leaders, law enforcement, policy makers, and youth advocates.

Register Today!
The institute will be held July 27 - 30, 2020 with virtual sessions from 8:30 am – 12 noon Central Time each day. The 2020 institute will include a variety of synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences – live Zoom presentations with guest faculty and community experts, live small group activities, discussion boards, and school and community resource lists.

Registration is open and will be $150. Continuing education units will be offered.

To register or for more information, visit our website

For questions, please contact Jenna Baumgartner, Program Coordinator. Registration deadline is July 17th, 2020.

International Adolescent Health Week

March 15-21, 2020

International Adolescent Health Week, March 15-21, 2020 is an annual, international week of dynamic participatory events to recognize that adolescent health is our wealth, and to inspire adolescents and their communities to advocate for a successful transition into adulthood.​

IAHW was started by the International Adolescent Health Week Special Interest Group within SAHM. The SAHM IAHW SIG is co-led by Dr. Laura Offutt in the US, Dr. Swati Bhave in India, and Dr. Ngozi Oketah in London. 

IAWH is currently seeking logo submissions from youth, aged 10-21. 

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