Register Today! Successes in Adolescent Health: Tools and Techniques to Support Pregnant and Parenting Young People in Breastfeeding

Successes in Adolescent Health:

Tools and Techniques to Support Pregnant and Parenting Young People in Breastfeeding

 

An education and training event for health care providers, school staff, and others that work with adolescents

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MONDAY, AUGUST 15

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT · Registration 9:00 a.m. CT

Location: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Conference Center,225 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL

To participate IN PERSON in Chicago REGISTER HERE

To participate ONLINE from 1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. CT* REGISTER HERE

 

Session Description:

This event will engage providers of pregnant and parenting young people to educate on the barriers faced with breastfeeding, the benefits of breastfeeding that may not be obvious, and to train on effective counseling and interventions, as well as, supportive policies and referral processes in health care settings, schools, and communities that promote breastfeeding. Principles and practices of trauma-informed care will be an underlying theme throughout the day. The event will also provide hands-on training on baby-holding techniques and equipment and supplies for pumping. Other topics related to breastfeeding, such as infant mortality/Safe Sleep, behavioral health issues, and engaging partners and families will also be addressed.

 

*The ONLINE portion of the event will address practices to promote successful breastfeeding interventions with adolescent patients in health care settings. The session will focus on the prenatal, labor and delivery, and postnatal periods and will also feature ways to provide effective referrals to support young parents in breastfeeding. Expert presenters will share how individual providers can support young parents and also describe health care systems elements and protocols that support the provision of the preventive service as well as additional resources to help care providers and those that coordinate the systems they work in to function smoothly, efficiently, and effectively when providing interventions to promote breastfeeding.

 

Intended Audience:

Urban and rural providers that serve pregnant and parenting teens and/or adolescents for health and social services, including, but not limited to:

  • health care systems – hospitals, school-based health centers, school nurse offices, health departments, federally-qualified health centers, behavioral health centers,
  • schools – middle schools, high schools, alternative schools, etc.
  • youth serving agencies
  • community centers
  • community-based and social service organizations
  • foster care
  • juvenile justice programs/systems
  • case management and other enabling services
  • WIC organizations and providers
  • HRSA MCHB/Title V grantee organizations and providers

 

Specific professions include: OBGYNs, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Nurses, CHWs, WIC staff, Home Visiting Nurse, Providers, and Case Managers, Lactation Consultants and Peer Mentors, School Administrators, Teachers, School Counselors, and Day Care Providers

 

To participate IN PERSON in Chicago REGISTER HERE

To participate ONLINE from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. CT* REGISTER HERE

Questions? Please contact Lesley.Craig@hhs.gov. 

 

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health – Region V Adolescent Health Network in partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, EverThrive Illinois, HealthConnect One, Heartland Human Care Services, Inc. | Heartland Alliance, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health, Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Regional Operations – Region V

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