Adolescent Age and Life-Stage Assessment and Counselling Tools
The resource consists of a set of tools and counseling cards for use by health providers and health workers who treat and counsel adolescent clients on a one-on-one basis at the health facility. It primarily aims to support health provider efforts to seize teachable moments while talking with adolescents and look holistically at their lives while being mindful of their sexual and reproductive health risks and protective factors. These tools help health providers understand the heterogeneity of adolescents and target their counseling based on the adolescent’s age and life-stage in order to provide them with sound, practical and actionable advice. There are tools that are tailored for use with young married adolescents and first-time parents.