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Askable Adult

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This is a closed onsite training. If you are interested in attending, please contact Training Coordinator Shannon Lindsay at To request an onsite training for your staff click here or check back for future open dates.

Providing care and support to teens to make healthy decisions can be a challenging job.  This workshop is designed for teen-serving professionals to improve their communication skills in supporting adolescents’ healthy decisions. Every moment with a teen is precious; this workshop is designed to ensure those rare moments are positive encounters that have the most benefit for the teen.  Never miss an opportunity – know the techniques that will have the biggest impact!

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of an Askable Adult.
  • Describe reproductive biology in a teen-friendly way.
  • Describe the link between brain development, hormones, physical maturation, sexual exploration, and teen pregnancy.
  • Describe how trauma can impact a young person’s behavior and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills between adults and teens about contraception, safer sex, and other sexuality issues.

Trainers: Dana Becker, M.Ed. and Shannon Lindsay, MA

USC Lancaster
Bradley Building, Room 121
Lancaster, SC 29720