3044-17: Sexual Orientation, Gender Development and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing of LGBTQ Children & Adolescents

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3044-17: Sexual Orientation, Gender Development and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing of LGBTQ Children & Adolescents

The purpose of this presentation is to discuss how emerging sexual orientation and sexual exploration can present challenges in psychiatric mental health nursing care of children and adolescents. It also offers best practices for managing and providing sensitive care for LGBTQ youth and their families across nursing care settings.


Presenters: Julie Carbray, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FPMHNP-BC; Diane Weiland, PhD, PMHCNS-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:
  1 hour 14 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  1. Summarize the primary mental health challenges and needs of LGBT children and adolescents.
  2. Explain how gender nonconformity, gender discordance/dysphoria, and sexual orientation are distinct yet related concepts.
  3. List nine mental health practice principles for fostering the healthy development of LGBT youth, including those undergoing transitioning procedures.

Keywords: Child and Adolescent, LGBTQ, Sexual Orientation, Transitioning, Sexual Development, Transgender


Continuing Nursing Education:
1.25 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
4:45pm - 6:15pm

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


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