'Be the Change' Youth Training Program

July 12-14, 2022| Virtual


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 ‘Be the Change’ Kickoff Event

School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Council Chris, Brooklyn, Baila, Audrey

This welcome session, led by Youth Advisory Council members will include introductions and explanations of the BTC schedule, a fun activity, and a productive, engaging conversation about the importance of using our voices as a youth! Join us for a fun way to start the week!

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Self-Advocacy in Sexual Education and Reproductive Health in Marginalized Communities

Lauren Metcalf and Lane Shaffer

This presentation, led by Lane Shaffer and Lauren Metcalf, will provide an overview of how reproductive health has been affected in poor, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ communities with an emphasis on young people. They will also discuss various movements and the impacts of policy changes on individual and broader communities. The presenters will lead workshop attendees through activities designed to help them think about disparities, engaging in the legislative process, and telling their own stories

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Self-Efficacy & Self-Advocacy in Adolescent Health

School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Council Chris, Brooklyn, Baila, Audrey

Oftentimes, students struggle with having access to resources that can help them to grow in their health independence. High school and college students alike need to learn where and how to find the resources to help in their health journey! This presentation, led by the Youth Advisory Council members Chris Oshana, Baila Salifou, Brooklyn Waller, and Audrey Gabriel, will discuss self-efficacy and advocacy, and how to find the resources to take charge of your own health! The workshop will also highlight responses of our nationwide survey, conducted using YPAR, discussing what students are struggling with related to their health journey

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Chat it Out, Act it Out, Write it Out! We Are RAW!!

Jaden Peters and Cortney Smith

Of the United States population, there are over 7 million Black or African Americans that suffer from a mental health issue. The student-led organization Ribault Get R.A.W. (Ribault Access & Wellness) has helped teens access resources that will help with their mental and physical health. The presenters and student leaders, Cortney Smith and Jaden Peters, will share their journey and experiences with conducting a school community wide survey focused on topics like teen pregnancy, vaccines, safe sex, and mental health. Workshop attendees will learn more about identifying specific communities needs and how they can contribute to the solution!

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Utilizing Social Media to Effectively Increase Community Involvement and Accessing SBHCs

Liliana Larrañaga and Lorena Larrañaga

Have you ever wanted to help your local school-based health center or another local organization by leading a social media campaign? This workshop, led by Liliana and Lorena Larrañaga is designed to prepare you to do just that! By sharing their experience with the Albuquerque Public Schools District School Health Advisory Committee, workshop participants will walk away knowing more about social media campaign planning, connecting with intended audiences, and with content created to share with others!

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‘Be the Change’ Wrap Up Session

School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Council Chris, Brooklyn, Baila, Audrey

Young people are an essential advocate for SBHCs nation-wide, with the power to shape programs, policy, and out-reach activities that affect the health of students. During our wrap up session led by SBHA Youth Advisory Council members, youth will share their leadership stories, give feedback on ‘Be the Change,’ and make plans for future networking.

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