Youth and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion Skills

from Matsh Youth Development
Registration deadline: 22 Jun 2018 Training date: 25 Jun 2018 to 28 Jun 2018 More Information

Program Description

Youth 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 HIV AIDS, 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.

Program Benefits

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.

Program Outline

Day 1

Defining Youth and Health

Defining youth

Defining health

Primary health care

Adolescent and youth developmental changes

The basics of health and personal hygiene

Day 2

Involving Young People


Youth development and health services

The role of young people in health

Developing skills and information

Factors affecting participation

Day 3

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Defining sexuality

Defining reproductive health

Reproductive rights


Traditional practices


Day 4



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

Fee information:
Registration Fees of $2,200 USD includes: Course Enrollment, Training Materials, Lunch and Coffee Breaks During the Training. Fees Don't Cover Air Tickets and Accommodation.
How to register:

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