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Minor Consent and Confidentiality Training in Oakland – September 12, 2013

This training reviewed practice standards and guidelines, policy issues, and other information on minor consent/confidentiality. Case scenarios for a variety of youth-serving settings were presented for discussion and questions.

This half-day training was held September 12, 2013 between 8:00AM-12:30AM at The California Endowment, 1111 Broadway, 7th floor,  in downtown Oakland. This training was co-hosted by CAHC and the Alameda County Public Health Department, MPCAH- Youth Health Collaborative.

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Participants  received the Adolescent Health Working Group’s Understanding Confidentiality & Minor Consent in California: An Adolescent Provider Toolkit.

Training Objectives:

  • Identify situations in which an adolescent has the right to consent and confidentiality.
  • Explain consent and confidentiality to a minor and their family.
  • Better understand rules and laws that apply to record and information sharing between providers and organizations.

About the Trainers:

Rebecca Gudeman is a senior attorney with the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) specializing in adolescent health care. She directs NCYL’s adolescent reproductive health project and oversees their website, www.teenhealthrights.org. Rebecca is author of numerous articles and papers on consent and confidentiality law and trains nationally on these issues.

Samantha Blackburn is Project Director at the California School Health Centers Association, where she leads development and implementation of school health center trainings, technical assistance, toolkits, and practice guidelines. She has worked in school health for 20 years, initially as a health educator, then as a credentialed school nurse and pediatric nurse practitioner starting and managing a school-based health center. Sam has also developed statewide after school health training programs and conducted strategic planning for school health services at the local, regional, and statewide level.