142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Supporting Mental Health and Addressing Mental Illness Experienced by Young Adults: On Campus and in the Community

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session brings research findings and insight into our national concern with the mental health of youth in the community and on-campus. The session begins with research documenting the prevalence of mental health issues on our national campuses. Other speakers will discuss research-based interventions that help youth experiencing unemployment, alcohol& drug use and the trauma of gun violence.
Session Objectives: Discuss the challenges that juvenile drug treatment courts face in working with youth with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. Describe opportunities to address mental health needs through workforce development programs. Identify factors that are associated with school shooting incidents, specifically in relation to indications of mental illness among the shooters.
Pat Conway, PhD

Inner-city young adults in a workforce development program: The intersection of employment and social support
Terrinieka Williams, PhD, Meghan Rimelspach, MSPH, Christopher Martin, BA, Winston Philip, BA and Nan Astone, PhD

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Organized by: Mental Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Social Work, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, Community Health Planning and Policy Development

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

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