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Walking the Walk: Applying Positive Youth Development Approaches to Adolescent Health

Webinar //


Jun 18 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST


This webinar will use examples from the field to highlight how positive youth development approaches can be applied by organizations, systems and communities to improve adolescent health.

Hear a representative from the Office of Adolescent Health describe positive youth development. Claire Brindis, DrPH, co-director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center at the University of California, San Francisco Bixby Center for Global and Reproductive Health, and committee member for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Study on the Neurobiological and Socio-behavioral Science of Adolescent Development and Its Applications, will discuss the findings from the study and its implications related to positive youth development. Susan Notkin, MSSW, senior vice president of the Center for the Study of Social Policy, will describe Youth Thrive, a framework rooted in protective factors being used across the country by youth-serving professionals to improve the lives of youth.

Webinar participants will learn to:

  • Discuss the importance of applying positive youth development approaches to public health with organizations, systems and communities to improve adolescent health; and
  • Explain how public health organizations can promote and implement positive youth development approaches to improve adolescent health. 

Watch the recorded webinar.

View the webinar slides (PDF): Introduction and Overview, Claire Brindis presentationSusan Notkin presentation and conclusion

Questions? Contact OAH.

This is the second in a three-part adolescent health webinar series co-sponsored by APHA and the Office of Adolescent Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services. Access the first webinar here.

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