Course detailsYouth development workers have a key role to play in delivering a holistic approach to health promotion. The program starts by defining youth in the context of health. It continues by looking at why it is important to involve young people in the planning and implementation of any program that targets them, and how to promote youth participation. You will also look closely at some of the contemporary health issues that affect young people, such as nutrition and diet, sexual and reproductive health and drug abuse. The program also looks at how to enable practitioners to recognize the different roles they have, and how to foster effective working relationships.
When you successfully complete this program, you should be able to:
Identify the major health issues affecting young people.
Outline health promotion strategies (particularly preventative strategies).
Describe the specific role of youth development work in health promotion.
Develop specific programs of health promotion.
Use the distinctive methodology of youth development work within the environment of a primary health care agency.
Who Should Attend?
Professionals of healthcare institutions.
Public health practitioners.
Youth Workers in government departments, corporations and NGOs.
Health awareness organizations staff.
Professionals responsible for youth policy formulation and strategy development.
Defining Youth and Health
Primary health care
Adolescent and youth developmental changes
The basics of health and personal hygiene
Involving Young People
Youth development and health services
The role of young people in health
Developing skills and information
Factors affecting participation
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Defining reproductive health
STDs and HIV/AIDS
The World Health Organisation (WHO) mandate
World food supply
Mental Health and Drug Abuse
What is mental health?
Self-abuse and deviant behavior
What is drug abuse?
Demographics and drug use
Prevention and support
Self-abuse through injury and suicide Updated on 16 July, 2019
Job roles this course is suitable for:Health Promotion Officer-Student Affairs , Youth Worker , Child and Youth Care Worker , Health Promotion Assistant-Student Affairs , Health Promoter Officer , Project / Health Promotion Officer (Health Education Officer... , Health Promotion Officer - (Healthy Populations) - Liverpool... , Health Promotion Team leader , Student Health Promotion , Project / Health Promotion Officer (Health Education Officer...
About Matsh Youth Development
Matsh is a Youth Development enterprise aims to provide developmental services and programs for young people. The main objective of Matsh is to professionalize youth work in the Middle East and North Africa region by providing Youth Development and Youth Work capacity building programs for youth workers, formulating code of ethics and standards for youth work sector in MENA region, providing policy and strategy development and management consultancy for youth development institutions.See all Matsh Youth Development courses
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