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2017 Regional Conference: Investing In Adolescents and Why It Matters
June 8 @ 7:00 am - June 9 @ 4:00 pm CDT300.00$ - 350.00$
2017 Regional Investing Health Conference: Investing In Adolescents and Why It Matters
Designed for teachers, school nurses, counselors and anyone who works with youth in schools and communities, the Risky Behaviors and Teens Regional Conference provides the latest science, resources, and strategies for working with young people.
Adolescence is a critical time when youth adopt behaviors that will follow them throughout the rest of their lives. It is important that youth learn to take healthy risks and develop healthy behaviors. Adults must learn how to work with youth to ensure they are creating the proper environment and providing the best resources and opportunities to help the youth of our region as they journey through this important stage of life.
This conference is designed for teachers, school nurses prevention and care providers, administrators, health professionals, community health planners, physicians, counselors, and individuals from community-based organizations, members of the faith community, social workers, parents and public health individuals.
The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has developed a national call to action entitled, Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow (TAG). The national call to action is to improve health, reduce risky behavior, and to promote engagement and healthy development among young people. The adolescent years (ages 10-24) and the transition to young adulthood are important times for promoting current and life-long health.
** Breakout Sessions have been moved to the south side of the building and will be held in rooms
Held at the Hilton Kansas City Airport hotel, the conference will start June 8 and end June 9, 2017. Sponsored by Health Endeavors: Consulting and Training, speakers include Kent Reed from the Kansas Department of Education and Amy McClure, award winning Health Education teacher.
Health Endeavors: Consulting and Training, LLC
Iowa Department of Public Health
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Missouri Office of Minority Health
Nebraska Department of Health and Human