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3054.0 Fostering Safe Communities: Mental Health and Wellness Among Youth
Monday, October 31, 2011: 8:30 AM
This session will present research on several important concepts as related to mental health and wellness among youth. The papers cover a wide range of topics from specific risk behaviors (the choking game) to the local ecology of violence, the role of life-domain stressors and allostatic load in youth. The session as a whole is related to several Healthy People 2020 objectives dealing with mental health, violence and well-being.
Session Objectives: - To describe variation in participation in the "choking game" among youth and associated risk behaviors. -To discuss the potential role of ecological factors associated with youth violence. - To appreciate the role of life-domain stressors in the social production of youth violence. - To discuss the concept of allostatic load and its possible pathways and consequences for adolescents and young adults.
Kenneth D. Rosenberg, MD, MPH
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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)
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