5082.0 School Age- Child Health Needs

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 8:30 AM
The Center for Disease Control has created a Coordinated School Health Program Model (CSHP) that is an important resource for school wellness policy implementation. Public Health Nurses, working with the underserved, inner city, at-risk populations face unique clinical challenges that includes updating of clinical knowledge and skills in order to recognize and address unmet needs of school-age populations. A partnership with Head Start resulted in nursing student placement to gain knowledge of the school readiness of underserved children. Obesity in children is influenced by the home as well as the school environment.
Session Objectives: Discuss two of the eight components of CDC's Coordinated School Health Program model. Discuss family/child needs when confronting an Autism Spectrum Disorders diagnosis. Describe how the school environment influences obesity in children.
Linda Hook, RN, MSHP

8:30 AM
School Readiness: Evaluation of a Collaborative Project Between Head Start and a School of Nursing
Lynette G. Landry, RN, PhD, Larry Vitale, RN, PHN, MPA, Charlotte Ferretti, RN, EdD and Juanita Santana, MBA
9:10 AM
Taking charge when change is needed: The chronology of the 2006-2008 Philadelphia Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) First Steps Project
Katherine K. Kinsey, PhD, RN, FAAN, Lisa Harris, MSN, MBA, Suzanne Muench, MSS, LSW, Mari Ann Campbell, MSN, RN and Kathye Torrisi, MSN, RN

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Endorsed by: School Health Education and Services

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