They create an electronic book to create effective communication between parents and adolescents

They create an electronic book to create effective communication between parents and adolescents

The project “Puerto Rico in Optimal Health” (PROSa) has launched a fundamental resource for fathers, mothers and caregivers of adolescents between 12 and 18 years old. Under the title “40 images and reflections to connect with your teenager”this free digital book seeks to strengthen communication and promote the positive development of youth, based on studies that support the importance of an open and honest relationship with young people.

Directed by Samaris Vega and the doctor Edna Acosta Perez, the PROSa program recognizes the need to involve young people in the creation of practices and policies aimed at themselves. The book addresses five key topics related to optimal adolescent health, including: socio-emotional health, physical health, self-care, sexual education and acceptance of diverse cultural identities.

This free resource in digital format is an essential tool for parents and caregivers of young people between 12 and 18 years old, created to facilitate effective communication and promote the positive development of youth. (Supplied)

PhotoVoice

To develop these contents, the technique of PhotoVoice, a participatory methodology that combines the use of photos and narratives to encourage reflection and share experiences. Dr. Rosa Corrada, leader of the Fotovoz Project, highlighted the collaboration of more than 100 young people from different municipalities in Puerto Rico in the creation of this resource.

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