Meeting Archive:
Moving On: The Transition of Adolescents and Young Adults Living with Special Health Care Needs to Adult Care

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Meeting Description:
The Center for Strengthening Youth Prevention Paradigms (SYPP Center) invites you to participate in our “Third Thursdays Webinar”.
Nearly 500,000 teens living with special health care needs are transitioning to adulthood every year. While transitions are a normal part of development, teens with chronic illnesses face extra challenges in successfully moving through different phases of their lives.
This presentation by Dr. Diane Tanaka, medical director of MyVOICE Transition Clinic and High Risk Youth Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, will discuss issues that are faced by adolescents in general, and how those issues can be amplified when coping with a chronic illness.
Transition guidelines will be reviewed, the integrative care of teens with chronic illnesses will be emphasized, and tools to assist with transition services will be provided to the viewer. The MyVOICE Transition Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will be highlighted as one model of care.
Please note that this webinar will not be focused specifically on HIV.
After this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the characteristics of programs that facilitate successful transition;
  • Name at least two issues that teens and their families face, when transitioning to adult models of care; and
  • Name at least two issues that are important for teens living with chronic illnesses to address and master.
Date: Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): SYPP Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
 Presenter Information
Diane Tanaka, M.D.
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Medical Director
MyVOICE Transition Clinic and High Risk Youth Program
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Maria Sipin
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Health Communications Specialist
SYPP Center
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

SYPP Center
The Center for Strengthening Youth Prevention Paradigms (SYPP Center) is a capacity building assistance (CBA) center housed in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.