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Becoming an 'Askable' Adult: Talking to Kids About Tough Topics

May 8, 2024 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Providing care and support to teens to make healthy decisions can be a challenging job. This workshop is designed for anyone interested in improving 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. 

Objectives: 

  • Describe the role of an Askable Adult
  • 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

Target Audience

  • Parents
  • Trusted Adults
  • Teachers
  • Nurses
  • ​​​​​​Health service providers
  • Teen serving professionals
  • Anyone

Trainer

Denise Marcano

Hailing from New York, Denise has been a resident of the Carolinas for well over a decade where she has been deeply involved in helping its residents on different social issues. Denise has been working in the HIV/AIDS, STD and teen pregnancy field for over 17 years in a prevention/treatment healthcare setting. Prior to her joining the Fact Forward staff she worked as a Community Health Educator for a local community organization providing prevention, education and testing services to York, Lancaster and Chester county concentrating on under served populations with a focus on Hispanic/Latino, women of color, LGBTQ, and adolescent populations for 9 years.

Susan Locke

Susan joined Fact Forward in August 2018 as the Training Associate and transitioned into the role of Partner Engagement Associate in October 2019 and then Program Support Specialist in July 2021. In this role, she is responsible for assisting in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all Fact Forward educational programming, technical assistance efforts, and internal staff development opportunities. Locke earned a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of South Carolina. She was born and raised in NC but now calls Columbia, SC home. Prior to joining Fact Forward full-time, Locke worked as an intern in early 2018. She is excited to continue her passion for reproductive justice through her work with Fact Forward.

Location

Online Webinar

Cost

$75

Registration Deadline

May 3rd, 2024 

REGISTER


If you are interested in additional information about this training and the possibility of having one in your area please contact our Training Department at training@factforward.org or 803-771-7700.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made no later than 72 hours before the date of the training. No-shows forfeit registration costs.

Inclement Weather Policy: Fact Forward follows the City of Columbia for weather closings. We monitor and adjust as necessary. We make all efforts to connect with registrants via email to advise of office closing and delayed starts. In case of cancellation of training due to weather, we will refund registration fees and make all efforts to reschedule in a timely manner.

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