Becoming an "Ask"able Adult: Talking with Teens about Tough Topics

July 28, 2021 | 1:00pm - August 9, 2021 | 4:00pm

Providing care and support to teens to make healthy decisions can be a challenging job. This workshop is designed for youth-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!

CEUs offered:

  • General
  • CHES


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.

This training will be a 2 part series - Part 1 is on July 28th and Part 2 is on August 9th.

Target Audience:

Anyone who works with youth.

Event Trainer:

Avis Wright, MPH, MCHES

Avis joined Fact Forward in May 2017 after serving as a Health Education Coordinator with the Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services. She is currently responsible for the development and implementation of a variety of educational strategies that meet the identified needs of Fact Forward target markets and partners. Avis also coordinates and oversees content for our annual conference, Summer Institute. Avis graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. Her path to public health began while volunteering with health promotion nonprofit agencies. She continued her academic studies at Walden University where she obtained a Master of Public Health degree. Her interests include philanthropy, sexual health, and health education.

Location & Address:

Online Webinar



Registration Deadline:

July 20, 2021

Late registration must be approved by the training department ( or 803-771-7700), and is subject to a $25 late registration fee.

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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 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. 

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