Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Developing and Strengthening New Strategies to Promote Adolescent Sexual Health

 

Course Description: Through considerable efforts and investments of resources, adolescent pregnancy and birth rates in the United States have decreased significantly over the past two decades. Nonetheless, large disparities persist for many populations of youth. This course reviews the recent research literature and innovative programmatic efforts to identify six promising strategies that address the challenge of adolescent pregnancy in new ways. These strategies aim to: (1) understand and address the complexity of adolescent lives; (2) expand the provision of quality sexual health education; (3) engage youth through technology and media; (4) increase access to contraceptives and other sexual health services; (5) create tailored interventions for populations with special needs; and (6) create a supportive policy environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the complexity of adolescent lives
  • Discuss the provision of quality sexual health education
  • Describe how to engage youth through technology and media
  • Discuss access to contraceptives and other sexual health services
  • Analyze tailored interventions for special populations

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

Course Credit(s): 1 CE Credit or Hour

Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): Martha J. Decker, DrPH, Nancy F. Berglas, Claire D. Brindis, DrPH

Content Publisher(s): Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

Dr. Decker is a Project Director at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco, where she oversees several applied research projects and evaluations focusing on reproductive health both domestically and globally.

Dr. Berglas is Assistant Professional Researcher, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Public Health Social Scientist, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Brindis is Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. 

Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

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