ACT for Youth

Online Training and Webinars for Health Care Professionals


Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) Annual Meeting
The SAHM annual meeting offers innovative research, clinical workshops, and discussion forums for attendees from around the world.

Adolescent Health Initiative: Conference on Adolescent Health
This annual event draws a national audience of multidisciplinary health professionals for skills-building workshops, breakout sessions, poster presentations, and networking events.

Training Resources

ARSHEP Presentations & Case Videos
Physicians for Reproductive Health (PRH): The Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Education Program (ARSHEP) is a comprehensive curriculum providing slide presentations and patient standardized case videos at no charge to the user. Covering a wide range of topics, ARSHEP is designed for residency programs, youth-serving health professionals, and self-guided learning.

Cardea eLearning Courses
Cardea is a national organization that provides training to health care professionals and others in the areas of adolescent sexual health, family planning, and cultural proficiency. Online trainings cover a wide range of topics. Continuing education certificates are available.

National LGBT Health Education Center: Learning Modules
Fenway Institute: These online learning modules are offered with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. A range of useful topics includes Caring for LGBTQ Youth in Clinical Settings. On-demand webinars with free CME/CEU credits are also available.


These recorded webinars were originally sponsored by NYPATH (New York Promoting and Advancing Teen Health) from 2014-2016. Access is free; registration is required.

Providing Care to Adolescents

Providing Competent Care to LGBTQ Youth (2016)
Learning objectives:

  • Understand the social context and developmental challenges of LGBTQ youth
  • Describe three barriers to health care that LGBTQ youth may face
  • Identify three strategies for providing competent care to LGBTQ youth in your practice
Motivational Interviewing (2014)
Learning objectives:
  • Identify two adolescent health behaviors you want to help teens change using Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Describe four elements of the spirit of MI and four processes of MI
  • Begin to effectively convey information and advice using MI style
The Time Is Now: Providing Adolescent-Friendly Sexual and Reproductive Health Care (2015)
Learning objectives:
  • Identify three key barriers to adolescent health care
  • Describe three elements of adolescent-friendly health services
  • Describe three specific adolescent-centered sexual and reproductive health services
  • Provide streamlined contraceptive care in practice
Understanding and Using the Medicaid Family Planning Benefit Program (2016)
This webinar:
  • Addresses challenges in providing confidential reproductive health care to adolescents
  • Describes how New York State's Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP) supports confidential access to reproductive health care at no cost
  • Reviews FPBP program details, eligibility requirements, and covered services
  • Explains confidentiality and how it relates to FPBP enrollment and coverage
  • Describes the presumptive eligibility screening process

Contraceptive Counseling

Patient-Centered Contraceptive Counseling: A Shared Decision-Making Approach
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: This engaging and informative webinar focuses on strategies for effective contraceptive counseling. The 2016 webinar was presented by Dr. Christine Dehlendorf.

Healthy Relationships / Relationship Abuse

Promoting Healthy Relationships and Responding to Adolescent Relationship Abuse, Part I (2016)
Learning objectives:

  • Define adolescent relationship abuse (ARA)
  • Identify three ways ARA affects adolescent health
  • Describe how to counsel patients on healthy relationships through universal education
  • Educate patients about what they can do if they or a friend or family member is struggling with abuse
  • Increase provider comfort level with assessment and management of ARA
Promoting Healthy Relationships and Responding to Adolescent Relationship Abuse, Part II (2016)
Learning objectives:
  • Identify communities that are particularly vulnerable to adolescent relationship abuse (ARA)
  • Identify reproductive coercion in the health care setting and develop strategies to support patients
  • Assess and respond to disclosure in vulnerable populations
  • Identify local and national resources relevant to ARA

STDs Including HIV

2015 CDC STD Guidelines: What's New? (2015)
Areas covered:

  • STD epidemiology
  • Significant changes within the 2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines
  • Practices designed for adolescents
HPV and the HPV Vaccine in Adolescents (2015)
Areas covered:
  • Prevalence of HPV infection among adolescents
  • Clinical presentations of HPV
  • Diagnosis and management of HPV infections in adolescents
  • Prevention of HPV infections
Adolescents and HIV, Part 1: Optimizing Care for Youth Living with or at Risk for HIV (2016)
Areas covered:
  • Risk factors contributing to HIV infection among youth
  • Overview of the identification of, and engagement with, youth living with HIV
Adolescents and HIV, Part 2: Pre-Exposure and Non-occupational Post-Exposure for HIV in Adolescents and Young Adults (2016)
Areas covered:
  • Emerging strategies to reduce HIV infection among high risk youth
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Non-occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP)
Services for HIV+ and At-risk Youth (2016)
Areas covered:
  • Identification of, and engagement with, youth living with HIV
  • Emerging strategies in HIV prevention