Enhancing Your Approach to Working with Teen Patients: Understanding Adolescent Brain Development and Non-Judgmental Communication Bias

Presenters

  • Lauren M. Ranalli, MPH, Director, Adolescent Health Initiative, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Azzia Thompson, MPH, CHES, Program Coordinator, Adolescent Health Initiative, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Adolescents have health care needs that are different than those of other age groups; yet many health care providers do not feel adequately equipped to meet those needs. This engaging webinar will explore how our understanding of adolescent brain development impacts our interactions with teen patients, examine how nonverbal communication can set the tone for youth/adult interaction, and discuss strategies on how make youth feel comfortable asking for support by being an “Askable Adult”. Participants will receive training tools and resources that can be implemented in their own health care setting or youth-serving organization.

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