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Who Needs to Know? Confidentiality in Adolescent Sexual Health

When it comes to sexual health care, what are adolescents' views of confidentiality? What are the limits of confidentiality in the health care context, and how can providers improve their practice to build trust? ACT for Youth reviewed recent research to find out.

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Online Training and Webinars for Health Care Professionals


Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) Annual Meeting
The SAHM annual meeting offers innovative research, clinical workshops, and discussion forums for attendees from around the world.

Adolescent Health Initiative: Conference on Adolescent Health
This annual event draws a national audience of multidisciplinary health professionals for skills-building workshops, breakout sessions, poster presentations, and networking events.

Training Resources

ARSHEP Presentations & Case Videos
Physicians for Reproductive Health (PRH): The Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Education Program (ARSHEP) is a comprehensive curriculum providing slide presentations and patient standardized case videos at no charge to the user. Covering a wide range of topics, ARSHEP is designed for residency programs, youth-serving health professionals, and self-guided learning.

Cardea eLearning Courses
Cardea is a national organization that provides training to health care professionals and others in the areas of adolescent sexual health, family planning, and cultural proficiency. Online trainings cover a wide range of topics. Continuing education certificates are available.

National LGBT Health Education Center: Learning Modules
Fenway Institute: These online learning modules are offered with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. A range of useful topics includes Caring for LGBTQ Youth in Clinical Settings. On-demand webinars with free CME/CEU credits are also available.


These recorded webinars were originally sponsored by NYPATH (New York Promoting and Advancing Teen Health) from 2014-2016. Access is free; registration is required.

Providing Care to Adolescents

Providing Competent Care to LGBTQ Youth (2016)
Learning objectives:

  • Understand the social context and developmental challenges of LGBTQ youth
  • Describe three barriers to health care that LGBTQ youth may face
  • Identify three strategies for providing competent care to LGBTQ youth in your practice
Motivational Interviewing (2014)
Learning objectives:
  • Identify two adolescent health behaviors you want to help teens change using Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Describe four elements of the spirit of MI and four processes of MI
  • Begin to effectively convey information and advice using MI style

STDs Including HIV

2015 CDC STD Guidelines: What's New? (2015)
Areas covered:

  • STD epidemiology
  • Significant changes within the 2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines
  • Practices designed for adolescents
Adolescents and HIV, Part 1: Optimizing Care for Youth Living with or at Risk for HIV (2016)
Areas covered:
  • Risk factors contributing to HIV infection among youth
  • Overview of the identification of, and engagement with, youth living with HIV
Adolescents and HIV, Part 2: Pre-Exposure and Non-occupational Post-Exposure for HIV in Adolescents and Young Adults (2016)
Areas covered:
  • Emerging strategies to reduce HIV infection among high risk youth
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Non-occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP)
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