This course is specially designed to enhance knowledge and build practice skills of professionals, practitioners and youth workers, etc. about the health, growth and development of teenagers and young persons. It seeks to improve participants’ understanding of adolescents and young persons as a unique population group that needs specialized attention. The course also offers participants a deeper understanding of the behavior patterns of adolescents and young people, the best way to respond to them and thus defining different ways of improving their quality of life.

The course is delivered in two (2) parts with each part containing five (5) Modules as follows:

PART I: Intermediate

Healthy Adolescent Growth and Development

Adolescent Policy and Laws in Ghana

Counselling Adolescents and Young Persons I

Researching Issues of Adolescents – Methods and Techniques I

Topical Adolescent Issues

PART 2: Advanced

Designing Programs for Adolescents and Young Persons

Safeguarding Adolescent Rights and Interests

Counselling Adolescents and Young Persons II

Researching Issues of Adolescents – Methods and Techniques II

Typical Adolescent Problems

Who should attend?

Social Workers, Teachers, Students, Trainee Nurses, Medical Students, Youth Workers, Health Workers, Managers of Adolescent Health Care Facilities and Service Providers, Parents and Guardians, Pastors and Leaders of Youth Ministries and other Faith-Based Organizations, NGOs, etc.

The course is offered on Weekdays and Weekends as follows:

Option 1: Weekends:

Start Date:            

Intermediate:                    5th March, 2016

Advanced:                          28th May, 2016

Venue:                                Wisconsin International University College

Duration:                             Five (5) Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Option 2: Weekdays     (Evenings: Monday – Friday)

Start Date:             

Intermediate                     7th March, 2016

Advanced:                         1st June, 2016

Venue:                              Ghana Health Service Training Centre, Adabraka

                                                  (Opposite Accra Psychiatric Hospital)

Duration:                          Ten (10) Days: 5.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

Register online: www.wiuc-ghana.edu.gh/online-application

Course Registration Fee: GHC 50.00

Course Fee: GH¢ 900.00 - Full Program; GH₵ 250 per Module Fees Cover: Tuition, Certificates, Teaching Materials and Snacks

Mode of Payment:

Bankers Draft or Cash to Wisconsin International University College-Ghana.

Contacts: gradschool@wiuc-ghana.edu.gh, Tel.  0544 853 383; 026 421 3325; 026 640 8181; 027 165 7314