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These videos are part of the multimedia publication Reaching Teens: Strength-based…, Edited by Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP, FSAHM and Sara B. Kinsman, MD, PhD. Copyright © 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics.


HEEADSSS 3.0: The psychosocial interview for adolescents updated for a new century fueled by media
HEEADSSS 3.0: The psychosocial interview for adolescents updated for a new century fueled by mediaThe latest update to the HEEADSSS psychosocial interview for adolescents includes new questions on electronic media use in addition to its time-tested strategies for identifying the critical stressors that affect the overall well-being of teenaged patients.
Viewing our adolescent patients through a positive lensDo you find it difficult to have trusting relationships with your adolescent patients? Are you sometimes afraid to find out too much? The author explains how to open up conversations by focusing on the teenager's strengths—and how rewarding the results can be.
Making the most of the adolescent male health visit Part 1: History and anticipatory guidanceA structured psychosocial interview allows you to assess if, and how, a male teenager's lifestyle or home and school environment pose a risk to his mental and physical health. The authors show you the right questions to ask and how to ask them—the keys to getting your patient to open up.
Getting into adolescent heads: An essential updateFor today's teenagers, a psychosocial review of systems is at least as important as the physical exam. The popular and effective HEADSS method of interviewing has been expanded.
Getting into adolescent heads
Getting into adolescent headsFor most young people, adolescence is a time of growth and development, not of illness. When illness occurs, it is often related to the increased risk-taking behavior that is part of the normal adolescent process of exploration.