3014-17: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Family Education/Skills

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3014-17: Kids First:  A Pilot Study of Mindfulness and Emotional Well Being for Preschool Children; A Clinical "Toolbox" for Intellectually Disabled Adults and Their Caregivers

This mini concurrent session includes two 20-minute presentations (described below) plus Q&A.

Kids First:  A Pilot Study of Mindfulness and Emotional Well Being for Preschool Children
This session discusses how mindfulness programs can be taught to parents and teachers to foster emotional regulation in preschool children and improve their readiness for kindergarten. It will also discuss a tool kit developed to assist patients with Intellectual disorders and Autism spectrum disorder.
Presenters:  Christine D. Moriconi, PsyD, LMFT, PMHCNS-BC

A Clinical "Toolbox" for Intellectually Disabled Adults and Their Caregivers
Future Implications: Implications can include extending to use with other behavioral health patients and to different care settings (medical/surgical, primary care).
Presenters:  Stacy Stark, MSN, RN

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:  38 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Apply mindfulness use of body scan for insomnia, pain, depression, eating habits and addiction issues. 
  2. Explain pilot study with two pre-schools using Second Step and mindfulness pillars.  
  3. Describe difficulties patients with Intellectual Disorder/ Autism Spectrum Disorder may experience and various resources.
  4. List resources, supplies, and activities in the clinical toolbox.


Keywords:  Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, Children

Continuing Nursing Education:
0.75
 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Friday, October 20, 2017
12:00pm - 12:45pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

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