Speaker: Ms Juliet Houghton – Country Director CHIVA South Africa …
Speaker: Ms Juliet Houghton – Country Director CHIVA South Africa
Risk activities in adolescents are a pervasive and costly problem for all societies, despite many efforts to reduce or prevent these through diverse intervention programmes. This presentation seeks to unpack what the leading adolescent risk behaviours are, why these occur, and what strategies have been successfully tried and tested to mitigate negative behaviours.
Through the examination of strategies to build resilience in young people (historically an educational intervention), Ms Houghton will argue that by shifting our focus from ‘negative’ aspects of risk and focusing on skills development opportunities with young people, young people will be better able to manage their lives, including risk situations.
Examples will be drawn primarily from an HIV/sexual health perspective for the purpose of discussion and debate. Participants will be encouraged to share experiences of successes and challenges.