Are you a parent or caregiver of a 9 to 24-year-old and interested in improving sexual health for youth? The Adolescent Health Working Group wants your input on our Sexual Health Toolkit.
AHWG has developed a Sexual Health Toolkit for Adolescent Providers to increase providers’ capacity to effectively serve youth around critical issues related to sexual health. We’ve spent the last year working with our partners to update the toolkit and are now seeking input from key stakeholders on the content. While the toolkit is mainly aimed at providers, we want to ensure that the information included in the toolkit accounts for the needs of caregivers, as caregivers play a vital role in supporting the sexual health of their children. The toolkit also includes many handouts for providers to give directly to youth patients and their caregivers.
We’re looking for caregivers to review parts of the toolkit and participate in a focus group to provide us with feedback on the content. Please share this with any parents or caregivers that may be interested. Participants will receive a $50 Amazon or Target gift card at the end of the project.
Click here for more information or to sign up for a focus group.
About the parent focus group:
The goal of the focus group is to provide information on how the toolkit resources can be improved. While the toolkit is mainly aimed at providers, we want to ensure that the information included in the toolkit accounts for the needs of parents, as parents play a vital role in supporting the sexual health of their children. The toolkit also includes many handouts for providers to give directly to youth patients and their caregivers.
Focus group participation will require a commitment of approximately 4 to 6 hours, consisting of time reviewing toolkit materials, filling out a written questionnaire, and one or two online focus group meetings (around 90 minutes each) in a small group of 4 to 5 parents. These meetings will take place during the first two weeks of June. A $50 gift card will be offered to participants.
Adolescent Health Working Group (AHWG) improves health equity so that all youth ages 11 to 24 in California and beyond have unimpeded access to comprehensive, youth-centered, and culturally-based healthcare.
AHWG brings together a coalition of youth-serving providers who are leaders in their field and young people and caregivers with lived-experiences to create innovative resources, training opportunities, peer-to-peer networks, and leadership roles related to harm reduction and policy improvements in the areas of sexual health, mental health, and substance use.