October 2018

Working with Teens to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy: Starting the Conversation

Education, Youth, and Families, Health and Well-Being

About this Independent Study

This 1 hour online course will cover ways that health care staff, especially community health workers, can start conversations with teenagers and young adults, and how they can bring up topics such as planning for the future and pregnancy prevention.

By the end of the training, participants will be able to

  • Describe how the changes in the teenage brain and body affect how teenagers make decisions,
  • Explore personal attitudes and biases,
  • List tips for speaking with teenagers,
  • List client-centered questions to help teenagers think about their future and make decisions about contraceptives.

Who Should Register

This course is designed for community health workers and community outreach/education staff. Other staff who work with teens and young adult clients will benefit.

Continuing Education

Texas community health workers (CHWs) and CHW Instructors can apply for 1 hour of continuing CHW or CHW-I education.

Cardea Services is an approved provider of continuing education credits by: The Texas Department of State Health Services.


Thanks to our partners:

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This project is funded with a grant from St. David’s Foundation

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