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From A(norexia) to Z(its): Providing Health Information to Teens

Abstract

Body image, experimentation, identity, depression, sexuality, and stress are just some of the issues important to teens as they experience many changes physically and mentally. Trusting adults and authority figures may not be easy for many teens. When it comes to health issues they, their friends, or their family, may be experiencing, it is important that they have access to reliable health information. Seeking that help can be difficult. Those who work with teens will be provided with an introduction to teen health resources. Both the blended and face-to-fact classes will present an overview of health information needs of teenagers and their information seeking behaviors, review communication skillsneeded during reference interviews with teenagers, and explore credible health information resources that are designed for teens.

Objectives

Participants will:

  • increase their knowledge about teen health issues and their difficulty getting credible, accurate health information
  • improve communication skills to use with teens during the reference interview
  • learn about and practice using a variety of authoritative websites designed for teens

Course Materials

Continuing Education

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Update Author

Carolyn Martin, Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region

Instructor(s): 
Carolyn Martin,
Lydia N Collins

Past Classes

This class includes a 1 hour webinar on December 8, 2016 with class continuing online via Moodle through January 13, 2017 to obtain 3 MLA CE's.

12/09/2016 to 01/13/2017

Upcoming Classes

There are no upcoming classes