Join us for a PATCH (Providers And Teens Communicating for Health) workshop in Menomonie, Wisconsin! We hope that this workshop allows individual health care professionals the opportunity to experience our interactive PATCH for Providers training.
Schedule of Events
5:30pm - Registration
6:00pm - PATCH for Providers workshop
7:30pm - Wrap Up*
*PATCH Teen Educators are available to stay after for any additional questions workshop members might have.
Registration required by Friday, October 7th, 2016.
PATCH is an innovative, teen-delivered, educational program targeting barriers that prevent health care providers and teens from communicating with one another about sensitive health topics.
During this 90-minute, interactive PATCH for Providers workshop, trained Teen Educators will speak with health care professionals about useful ways to initiate and ensure open conversations with diverse teen patients. The workshop uses skits, short quizzes, and other activities to stress the importance of confidentiality and a non-judgmental attitude when working with teens, and to provide strategies for clear communication. As a participant in this event, you'll also get the unique opportunity to mingle with our Teen Educators immediately following the workshop.
This workshop is intended for those providing care to adolescents including doctors, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, midwives, pharmacists, psychologists, social works, and others. We also recognize that health care support staff play an important role in the experience of teenage patients, and invite any clinic staff interested in improving the quality of healthcare for adolescents to join us.
By the end of our workshop, participants will be able to: Understand practical ways to implement teen confidentiality standards effectively; Identify ways to ensure judgement-free care including inclusive language, compassionate education, and an authentic relationship; Learn how to create authentic connections with modern teens through effective communication; and Gain insight into the lives and minds of teen patients.
To learn more, please visit www.wipatch.org!