SERVICE PROVIDERS’ TRAINING INYOUTH FRIENDLY HEALTH SERVICES INTRODUCTION
The overall aim of Training Programme• To introduce and orient service providers to the special characteristics of young people and the appropriate approaches to address selected priority health needs and problems of young people
Training Programme will help answer two questions• What do I, as a health-service provider, need to know and do differently if the person who walks into my clinic is aged 16 years, rather than 6 or 36?• How could I help? Are there other influential people in my community who understand and respond better to the needs and problems of adolescents?
Unit objectives• To introduce facilitators and participants• To outline the expected outcomes of the Training Programme• To explain the agenda for the workshop and list the units to be covered• To describe the group work process, its underlying principles and rules• To discuss the hopes, expectations and concerns the participants might have about the Training Programme
Expected outcomes of Training Programmes• Be more knowledgeable about the characteristics of adolescence and development• Be more sensitive to the needs of young people• Be better equipped with information and resources• Be better able to provide youth-friendly health services• A personal plan indicating the changes they will make in their work with young people
Units of the Training Programme1 Introduction2 Meaning of adolescence and its implications for public health3 Sexual and reproductive health • 3A Introduction to sexual and reproductive health • 3B Sexually transmitted infections in young people • 3C Pregnancy prevention and fertility regulation in young people • 3D Care of adolescent pregnancy and child birth • 3E.Unsafe abortion and young people • 3F Sexual abuse and young people • 3G HIV / AIDS and young people 4 Nutrition and young people 5 Substance abuse and young people 6 Mental health and young people7 Providing young people with the health services they need
Ground rules for participatory learning• Treating everyone with respect at all times, irrespective of sex or age• Ensure and expecting confidentiality• Agreeing to respect and observe time-keeping and to begin and end the session on time• Making sure that everyone has the opportunity to be heard• Accepting and giving critical feedback taking care not to hurt anyone’s feelings• Drawing on the expertise of facilitators and the participants in difficult situations