From A(norexia) to Z(its): Providing Health Information to Teens

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Primary contact information...
HAM-TMC Library
1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Houston TX , 77030
United States
Karen Vargas is the primary contact.
Phone: 713-799-7880
Fax: 713-790-7030
Resource URL: http://nnlm.gov/training/consumer/atozteen/
Region: South Central

Description: This class is designed for public librarians and secondary school librarians, teachers, nurses, and counselors. The hands-on class will present an overview of health information needs of teenagers and their information seeking behaviors; review communication skills needed during reference interviews with teenagers; and discuss credible health information resources that are designed for teens. Keywords: Anorexia, Zits, A to Z

Experience Level: Beginning
CE Contact Hours: 3, 4
Professional Competencies: Health Sciences Information Services
Subject: Assessment/Evaluation, Consumer Health, Outreach/Advocacy, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources, Teaching/Instruction
Course Type: Face to Face, Hands-on, RML Offerings

Educational Objective: 1) Participants will increase their knowledge about teen health issues and difficulty in getting credible, accurate health information; 2) participants will practice communication skills to use with teens during the reference interview; 3) participants will use a variety of authoritative websites designed for teens.

Agenda:

3 hour class: Introduction, 15 minutes; Teen health issues, (presentation and discussion) 30 minutes; Reference and communication (brainstorming, discussion, exercises, presentation) 45 minutes; Break, 15 minutes; Website review (presentation, hands-on) 45 minutes; Reference exercises 25 minutes; Conclusions/Questions, 5 minutes
4 hour class: Introduction, 15 minutes; Teen health issues (presentation adn discussion) 30 minutes; Reference and communication (brainstorming, discussion, exercises, presentation) 45 minutes; Break 15 minutes; MedlinePlus (presentation, hands-on)60 minutes; Website review (presentation, hands-on) 45 minutes; Reference exercises (hands-on) 25 minutes; Conclusions/Questions 5 minutes.

Need for This Course: Need for this class was established from discussions with public librarians and the SCR consumer health committee, that led to focus groups with people who work with teenagers. Specific issues included in this class were developed from results of the focus groups.

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Role Playing, and Hands-on Exercises.

Participant Materials: power point handouts exercises

Facility Requirements: Internet computer classroom