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Addressing Social Determinants of Health Using Motivational Interviewing Strategies

Date: March 2020

Presenter(s):  Jennifer Salerno, DNP, CPNP, FAANP Founder/CEO Possibilities for Change Ann Arbor, MI

Description:  Communicating effectively with youth requires a specialized approach. Research shows Motivational Interviewing (MI) is one of the most effective strategies to promote positive change in youth. In fact, MI has been shown to decrease substance use, reduce stress and risky sexual behaviors, improve eating habits, increase exercise – and even to reduce injuries and hospitalizations!

This interactive webinar is unique in that it is focused on use of MI strategies when addressing social determinants of health affecting youth graduation rates.  It was designed specifically for SBHC professionals dedicated to identifying and reducing SDOH risk factors. Through discussion, activities and video this webinar will introduce you to MI strategies in real world practice to improve your ability to identify SDOH risk, communicate effectively with youth and motivate them toward positive, healthier choices. More information will be provided at the end of the webinar on taking these introductory skills to the next level at the annual SBHA Conference in June.

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