4200.0 Emotional Distress, Behavior and Violence Among Adolescents

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This session explores several factors influencing adolescent mental health. Topics include adolescent stress, parental financial hardship, parental immigrant status, conduct disorders, and youth violence among Asian and Pacific Islander groups.
Session Objectives: Explain the effectiveness of the Brief Evaluation of Perceived Stress Instrument (BEPSI) in measuring stress among adolescents. Assess the impact of parental characteristics (i.e., financial hardship, immigrant status) on adolescent well-being. Name at least one reason to disaggregate the normally collapsed “Asian/Pacific Islander” ethnicity category.
Michele A. Kelley, ScD, MSW, MA

Parental Debt Hardship and Socio-Emotional Well-being of Children and Youth
Yumiko Aratani, PhD, Michelle Chau and Janice L. Cooper
Mental health problems and parental immigrant status among adolescents: Effect of race/ethnicity
Arnold Nutifafa Degboe, MB ChB , MBA, Rhonda Belue, PhD and Marianne M. Hillemeier, PhD, MPH
Conduct disorders and food insecurity in adolescence: The mediating effect of parental distress
Christelle Roustit, MD PhD, Judith Martin, MSc, Francesca Grillo, PhD and Pierre Chauvin, MD PhD
Prevalence of Youth Violence among Asian and Pacific Islander Youth: National Data from 1999 to 2007
Jeanelle Sugimoto-Matsuda, MSFS, Earl S. Hishinuma, PhD and Janice Chang, PsyD

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Family Violence Prevention Forum, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Mental Health, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)