Webinar: From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information with Jarrod Irwin

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Date(s) - 03/10/2020
10:00 am CDT - 11:00 am CDT

Body image, experimentation, identity, depression, sexuality, and stress are just some of the issues important to teens as they experience many changes physically and mentally. Trusting adults and authority figures may not be easy for many teens.

When it comes to health issues they, their friends, or their family may be experiencing, it is important that they have access to reliable health information. Seeking that help can be difficult.

Those who work with teens will be provided with an introduction to teen health resources. The webinar 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 explore credible health information resources that are designed for teens.

Jarrod Irwin is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region, which is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. His work includes training library staff, health care providers, and the general public in health literacy and reliable resources that people can use to learn about their health. He has previously worked in vocational rehabilitation and healthcare IT. Jarrod holds an M.A. in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Register for the live webinar OR the webinar recording on our Zoom platform. By doing so, even if you don’t attend the live event, you will receive a link to the webinar recording after the event. Please email us if you have any questions.

For FY2021-22, 70% of the total costs for the PLAN Continuing Education program ($220,000) is supported by federal money, and 30% of this program ($92,991) is supported by state money. The total budget of the project is $312,991.