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Working With Teens to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancies: Starting the Conversation


How can we work with teens to plan their future? Take this course to learn ways to start conversations with teenagers and young adults, and how to bring up topics such as planning for the future and pregnancy prevention.

About this Independent Study   

This course was launched in 2018. Updates were made in October 2022.

Once registered, you must complete the course within 150 days, or you will be deactivated. To be reactivated, contact us.

Who Should Take This Course

This course is designed for community health workers and community outreach/education staff. Other staff who work with teens and young adult clients will benefit.


By the end of the training, participants will be able to

  • Describe how the changes in the teenage brain and body affect how teenagers make decisions,
  • Explore personal attitudes and biases,
  • List tips for speaking with teenagers,
  • List client-centered questions to help teenagers think about their future and make decisions about contraceptives.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education for Community Health Workers (CHW)

Texas community health workers (CHWs) and CHW Instructors can apply for 1 hour of continuing CHW or CHW-I education.

Cardea Services is an approved provider of continuing education credits by: The Texas Department of State Health Services.


There are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible​ companies for those involved with the ability to control​ the content of this activity.​ 


Thanks to our partners:

University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing logo and TCRSS logo

This project is funded with a grant from St. David’s Foundation

St Davids Foundation Logo

Cardea logo

Here is the course outline:

1. Starting the Conversation

This module includes the eLearning content, quiz and evaluation.

2. Certificate

Select a certificate to complete the course.


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion
Community Health Worker (CHW) Instructor TX
Community Health Worker (CHW) TX
Certificate of Completion
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