Youth lay health advising, a form of support or helping, is an important potential resource for preventive intervention.
This article describes a case study of a youth lay health advising program designed to provide high school students with support and guidance to handle challenges and concerns related to their health and quality of life.
First, the planning, program development, and implementation of the approach are described.
Second, a rapid formative evaluation presents quantitative and qualitative information on adolescent issues faced, the types and content of interactions, and peer helper satisfaction with the program.
Third, the strengths and challenges of the peer helping program and the role of youth as lay health advisors are discussed.
The article concludes with a discussion of the implications for practitioners on this approach to building the capacity of adolescents as lay advisors for community health.
Mots-clés Pascal : Education santé, Agent santé, Milieu universitaire, Interaction sociale, Support social, Programme sanitaire, Santé, Qualité vie, Formation, Prévention, Evaluation, Adolescent, Homme, Adulte jeune, Milieu scolaire, Promotion santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Education pairs, Formation action, Santé communautaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health education, Health worker, University environment, Social interaction, Social support, Sanitary program, Health, Quality of life, Formation, Prevention, Evaluation, Adolescent, Human, Young adult, School environment, Health promotion, United States, North America, America, Community health
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0465439
Code Inist : 002B30A02B. Création : 03/02/1998.