3014-18: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Child & Adolescent

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3014-18:  Adolescent Substance-use Patterns Vis-A-Vis Gender, Grade, and Depressive Mood | Exposure to School Violence, School Protective Factors, and Behavioral Functioning in Urban Adolescents

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

Adolescent Substance-use Patterns Vis-A-Vis Gender, Grade, and Depressive Mood
This presentation introduces the adolescent’s substance behaviors and how behavioral patterns vary by gender, grades, and depressive symptoms. The finding would give healthcare providers insights into how to prevent substance use in adolescents.  
Presenters:  Lin Lu, BSN, RN; Heeyoung Lee, PhD, PMHNP-BC

Exposure to School Violence, School Protective Factors, and Behavioral Functioning in Urban Adolescents
This presentation guided by Resiliency Theory illustrates how urban junior and senior high school students are able to maintain physical and emotional well-being in the face of adversity. School connectedness (protective factor) improved behavioral functioning in students exposed to school violence or victimization.  
Presenter:  Linda M. McCash, PhD, ARNP-BC

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:  44 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

1. Identify factors that are associated with substance use patterns among adolescents.
2. Describe three types of high school violence students may be exposed to on their school campus.

Keywords:  Adolescent, Substance Use, Predictors, School Violence, Resiliency

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 with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 32nd Annual Conference
Columbus, Ohio
Friday, October 26, 2018
12:00pm - 12:45pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

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