If Only Doctors Were Fluent in Parent and Child Speak

Season #2

One parent in four has a low literacy level. This makes it difficult for them to be able to know what their child has, what the medications are for, and how to get ahold of the physician when the child is getting worse instead of better. It is not only a parent problem, however, since 54% of Americans between the ages of 16 and 74 read at less than a 6th-grade level, while brochures, forms, and other medical information is frequently written at a high school level. Check out the podcast to learn more about the issue and how to help.

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Do you understand how these 3 factors affect the lives of youth?

What if you are only acknowledging one or two of these traits when working with at-risk youth?

Will that affect their lifelong outcome?

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