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Askable Adult: Talking with Teens about Tough Topics

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

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!


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

Event Details

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019, 8:30am-4:00pm
Cost: $200 (Discounts available to funded partners of the SCCTPTP)
Location: TBD
Sign-in begins at 8:30 am and the session starts at 9:00 am. 
Seating is limited. 
Registration Deadline is
January 23rd, 2018.

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