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[FosterEd] Part 1: Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Adolescence is a time of major transition physically, emotionally, and socially. Healthy sexuality is an important part of adolescent development, and caring adults play a key role in helping young people develop healthy routines, behaviors, and relationships that they can carry into their adult lives. During this workshop, participants will review adolescent health data trends, learn basic information about puberty and anatomy, and gain skills for answering sensitive questions regarding sexuality. Participants will also learn how experiences of trauma may impact adolescent sexual health, and how their own values impact their ability to effectively support young people during this important time in their lives. Please note this training is two days and will take place 9/20/24 and 9/27/24 at 10am to 12 pm.

Jill Farris, MPH is the Director of Adolescent Sexual Health Training and Education at the Healthy Youth Development – Prevention Research Center at the University of Minnesota. As Director of the training department, she leads capacity building initiatives to strengthen community-based adolescent sexual health programs, and has significant expertise in the essential skills needed to facilitate sexual health programming. Farris is a certified trainer on nearly two dozen evidence-based interventions to prevent teen pregnancy and HIV/STIs, and is a nationally recognized expert on program fidelity, adaptation and implementation. She leads the creation and dissemination of the annual Adolescent Sexual Health Report, as well as county health reports and data visualization fact sheets that are widely utilized by youth-serving agencies and professionals. Farris is deeply committed to addressing health disparities, and delivers content through a lens of equity, inclusion, and trauma-informed practice.


Registration is required
Regions served:
All Regions, North West, North Central, North East, West Central, East Central, South West, Metro, South East
Encouraged to attend
Kinship/Foster/Adoptive Parents, Professionals
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