2021 Virtual Summer Institute in Adolescent Health


DEADLINE: July 16, 2021

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Promoting Healthy Youth Development in Tumultuous Times

Over the last 18 months, young people have experienced tremendous levels of social change. Today’s adolescents are coming of age amidst a global pandemic, police violence, and social upheaval. These factors combine to amplify existing societal inequities and contribute to increasing mental health concerns among youth.

At the 2021 Adolescent Health Summer Institute, we’ll explore healthy youth development – what it means here and now. Building on four decades of research, we will explore how racial inequity, COVID-19, and mental health concerns are converging to affect young people’s health and healthy development. We will examine social determinants of healthy development, including structural and institutional racism, through the lens of schools, communities, and families. We will reflect on how COVID-19 has and will continue to transform the landscape of adolescent development. We will delve into effective strategies and best practices for supporting adolescents’ mental health and healthy development. We will also examine the importance of engaging young people as problem solvers and powerful change agents in their families, peer groups, and communities. 

Who should attend:

All who work with parents and young people. – teachers, counselors, physicians, social workers, dieticians, mentors, coaches, school nurses, public health nurses and nurse practitioners, health educators, psychologists, school district personnel, youth ministers, religious leaders, law enforcement, policy makers, and youth advocates. 

Register today!

The institute will be held July 26-29, 2021 with virtual sessions from 8:30 am – 12 noon Central Time each day. The 2021 institute will include a variety of synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences – live Zoom presentations with guest faculty and community experts, live small group activities, discussion boards, and a list of resources. 

Registration is open and will be $150. Continuing education units will be offered. 

To register or for more information, please go to our website at http://z.umn.edu/ahsi.

For questions, please contact Jenna Baumgartner, Program Coordinator, at baum0272@umn.edu.