Online Program

Applying Asset-Based Perspectives of Adolescent and Young Adult Health to Research and Practice within the Current Funding Climate

Monday, November 2, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The majority of public health research on adolescents and young adults continues to take a risk- or deficit-based approach to their health. In contrast, asset-based interventions have been shown to be impactful but have generally been given less attention. This session seeks to provide knowledge and guidance to researchers and practitioners who may be interested in applying asset-based perspectives to their work. It also explores the role of mental health in the youth experience, an often overlooked factor. The topics are framed within a report on the past activities and future directions of state Title V programs, providing context to the discussion.
Session Objectives: Describe common adolescent health issues and protective and risk factors relevant to adolescents’ transition into young adulthood. Describe the role of state Title V programs and federal resources in adolescent health programming across the United States. Explain how a positive youth development framework and a life course perspective can be used to guide multidisciplinary research projects.
Dennis Li, MPH
Mayra L. Estrella, MPH, PhD Candidate

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)