Online Program

Inseparable goals: Linking youth development and public health

Saturday, November 2, 2013 : 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Laurie Jo Wallace, MA, Training and Capacity Building, Health Resources in Action, Boston, MA
The speaker will introduce the following topics to participants: 1) a definition of positive youth development, 2) positive youth outcomes 3) a framework for understanding levels of youth engagement, and 4) linkages between youth development and public health outcomes. The speaker will give examples of youth development programs engaged in public health promotion.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe positive youth development and positive youth outcomes Differentiate between different levels of youth engagement Explain the link between youth development and public health outcomes

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: At Health Resources in Action, Laurie Jo Wallace has spent the last 25 years promoting healthy communities and healthy youth in Boston. In her role as the Director of Training and Capacity Building, she has special expertise in the areas of youth development, and is a provider of training and support to numerous programs, coalitions, and youth serving agencies in the Boston region, Massachusetts and nationally.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.