Back to Events List

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 training@teenpregnancysc.org. 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

Location:
USC Lancaster
Bradley Building, Room 121
Lancaster, SC 29720