Practical Ways to Bolster Resilience: A Life-span Perspective

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Practical Ways to Bolster Resilience: A Life-span Perspective

In the aftermath of traumatic and victimizing experiences, 75% of individuals evidence resilience while roughly 25% develop PTSD and several co-occurring physical and mental health disorders.  This presentation will discuss what distinguishes these two groups from a life-span perspective as well as effective interventions to improve resiliency.   

Presenter: Donald Meichenbaum, PhD

Disclosures: The presenter 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 15 minutes

Target Audience:  RN

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

  1. Discuss resilience across the life-span.
  2. Identify interventions to help build resilience.

Keywords: Veterans, Resilience, Trauma

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.

Release Date: November 10, 2017

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2019


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1.25 Contact hours  |  Certificate available
1.25 Contact hours  |  Certificate available