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Encouraging Family Participation in Adolescent Decision Making Training Guide

Training Guide
Adolescent Services

This training guide is designed to support facilitation of an interactive discussion about Encouraging Family Participation in Adolescent Decision Making. It consists of a PowerPoint slide deck with talking points and an associated discussion guide. Facilitators should feel free to adapt and revise this guide. Facilitators may choose to convene a one-time meeting with clinic staff about this topic or include this as part of larger training efforts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the Title X requirement for encouraging family participation in the decision of minors to seek family planning services.
  • List the benefits of encouraging family participation for minors.
  • Describe strategies for working with parents/guardians and adolescents to encourage family participation, including sample statements providers can use.
  • Identify resources on how to promote communication strategies between an adolescent and parent/guardian.

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