AHWG is excited to be working with Marissa Simko to offer a new 90-minute training, “LGBTQ+ Youth and Provider Communication.”
This workshop is free to attend on Tuesday, March 28, from 12-1:30pm PDT.
The workshop will highlight a few key topics in AHWG’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Toolkit for Adolescent Providers:
- Explore youth and caregiver communication strategies utilizing an LGBTQ+ lens.
- Examine LGBTQ+ centered language and care within clinics, facility policy, and interpersonal communication.
- And explore frameworks of motivational interviewing and harm reduction with opportunities to practice in a learning environment.
AHWG will hold an opportunity drawing for three $25 gift cards for providers who attend and complete the post-workshop evaluation.
Marissa Simko and Adam Chang will lead the workshop. It will take place over Zoom.
Marissa Simko is a DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) Family Nurse Practitioner student at the University of San Francisco and a contributing member of the Adolescent Health Working Group. Marissa has worked as a RN for 8 years in acute care and her interests center around LGBTQ+ youth health and healthcare provider education.
Adam Chang is AHWG’s Executive Director. Adam is a dedicated youth advocate who has developed youth curriculum on topics of healthy relationships, gender diversity, HIV prevention, civil rights, and leadership development. Adam also trains prospective foster parents in understanding childhood trauma, positive parenting practices, and adolescent development.