Online Program

Transition and Support: Addressing Trauma and Mental Health Needs of Youth

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
This session will present research on topics related to the needs of youth in transition and youth with special mental healthcare needs. The presentations cover various aspects of providing healthcare support, from evaluating transition programs, predicting risk factors for mental health problems, and exploring the influence of relationships on mental health to proposing a trauma-informed model of treatment. These efforts all aim to maximize lifelong functioning, development, and health of youth by informing healthcare providers, parents, and the youth themselves.
Session Objectives: Discuss the association between depression and relationship satisfaction during pregnancy and postpartum among adolescents and young adults. Identify challenges and emotions of disabled youth transitioning from pediatric to adult care. Describe the need for a trauma-informed treatment model to address mental health issues experienced by delinquent adolescent females. Describe the correlation between PTSD and trauma exposures among transition-aged youth residing in supported community housing.
Dennis Li, MPH

Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder among transition age youth with serious mental health conditions   
Rochelle L. Frounfelker, MPH, MSSW, Vanessa Vorhies Klodnick, MSSW, Kim Mueser, PhD and Sara Todd, LSW
Improving transition experience for youth with special health care needs: The myvoice transition clinic   
Jennifer Jackson Bloom, MPH, Ellen Iverson, MPH, Mona Desai, MPH, Diane Tanaka, MD, Rachel Cuevas, BS and Leslie Clark, PhD, MPH
Interconnectedness of parents' relationship functioning and mental health   
Trace Kershaw, Heather Sipsma, PhD, Alethea Desrosiers, Tamora Callands, Tashuna Albritton, PhD, MSW, Urania Magriples and Derrick M. Gordon, PhD
A trauma-informed model for adjudicated adolescent females   
Linda Daniels, PsyD, Karim Nashef, MA and Lisa Paine, CNM, DrPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, Mental Health, Socialist Caucus, Black Caucus of Health Workers, Chiropractic Health Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)