Stress In Today's Youth (3CEs)
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About The Event
This program is suited for behavioral health practictioners including psychologists, licensed counselors, and licensed social workers.
Program Level: Intermediate
Presented by: Kaleigh Bantum, PhD, NCSP
Continuing Education Certificate (optional) : 3 Hours
Early onset of behavioral patterns for managing stress have obvious implications for further development of chronic mental health disorders. Approximately, one in every five youth in the United States meets criteria, prior to the age of 18, for a mental health disorder that will result in severe impairment across the lifespan. This is a public health concern. Although not a new concept to the field of psychology a focus on resilience may be key to combating the current state of our youth. This program will focus on providing a re-examination of the concepts of resilience in this context. After providing an overview of the current statistics related to our youth’s physical and mental health, the empirical literature regarding outcomes related to physical and mental health, will be discussed. Theoretical underpinnings from the literature will be outlined to set a foundation for understanding the importance of resilience in treatment, especially given the current states of your children and adolescents. Current practices will be examined through the lens of resiliency with emphasis placed on adapting current conceptualization of treating this population as it relates to their physical and mental health.
1. Participants will explain the stress epidemic in youth in America and its implications for mental health.
2. Participants will identify the impact of stress on children and adolescents, including the indications for physical health and long-term effects across the lifespan.
3. Participants will explain the necessity of resilience in treatment planning for youth as it relates to stress management.
4. Participants will identify risk and protective factors for resilience.
5. Participants will analyze current practices in treating stress in youth and the potential innovative practices for adapting to today’s children and adolescents
***Cognitive Behavior Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cognitive Behavior Institute maintains responsibility for content of this program. It is the responsibility of the attendee, not Cognitive Behavior Institute, to verify APA Continuing Education Credits are approved by the attendee's respective state licensing board.