This educational program is multi-disciplinary in nature and is designed with community practitioners in mind. It uses a regional ‘‘Train the Trainers’’ approach (TTW) and is intended to raise the level of adolescent health knowledge and skills among medical and non-medical primary care practitioners across Canada.
The program is guided by a planning committee consisting of professionals from a range of disciplines, along with representatives of interested organizations and government agencies. All council members have expertise and experience in various aspects of adolescent health. Project activities are being coordinated through The McCreary Centre Society, a non-profit youth health research and education organization located in Burnaby, British Columbia.
Key elements of NTIAH are:
The curriculum is designed to be highly flexible so that it can be incorporated into a broadly-based program or focused to be more discipline-specific. Unit-based materials consist of an overview of adolescent health issues supplemented by more detailed resources in five topic areas:
For the latest information or to set up a train the trainer workshop, visit NTIAH’s Educational Resource Centre at www.ntiah.org