Always Learning: A Digital Story

Date: January 10th, 2018

Mila Garrido

As providers, we are always learning on the job.

At the 2017 Healthy Teen Network Conference, one of our staff members, Mila Garrido, reflected on this ongoing learning process in the digital storytelling workshop facilitated by What Works in Youth HIV and StoryCenter. In the workshop, participants developed and shared successes and challenges working in youth HIV prevention. Over the course of the workshop, participants completed a 2-3 minute digital story to be available for sharing with people in their communities and learned the basic video-editing and storytelling skills to develop additional stories in the future. The stories, now available online, revolve around a compelling issue related to HIV prevention with young people, while others highlight an approach.

In her story, Mila describes an encounter with a client that left her questioning her own assumptions, and she notes,

“We ask so many questions, but are they the right ones? Are there better ones that we should be asking?”

Check out Mila’s story and many more on the What Works in Youth HIV website.


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About the Author

Healthy Teen Network envisions a world where all adolescents and young adults lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Founded in 1979, we promote better outcomes for adolescents and young adults by advancing social change, cultivating innovation, and strengthening youth-supporting professionals and organizations. We serve as a leading national membership organization (501c3) for adolescent health professionals and organizations, promoting a unique and holistic perspective—we call it Youth 360°—to improve the health and well-being of young people.


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