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.