Online Program

Population-Level Approaches for SBHCs to Manage Chronic Stress in Urban Minority Students

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Leslie Parks, MSW, Center for School, Health and Education, American Public Health Association, Washington, DC
Moderate a panel that presents a public health perspective on mitigating the pernicious impact of chronic stress on urban, minority youth. This session will  provide a foundation for differentiating types of stress responses, which requires an assessment of social and environmental factors influencing adolescent development, risk behaviors, and school success. The session will also discuss strategies for implementing school-wide chronic stress management programming and policies. These approaches are designed to promote health equity by ensuring high school completion and a lifetime of better health and economic opportunities for students challenged by living in disadvantaged communities.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Other professions or practice related to public health
Program planning
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Explain the continuum of stress and implications for school-wide prevention/intervention. Differentiate clinical strategies from public health strategies in the provision of mental health care of urban minority youth.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Leslie Parks is the Deputy Director for the Center for School, Health and Education at the American Public Health Association (APHA) in Washington, D.C. Parks has responsibility for co- leadership and management of programmatic and policy strategies of the Center.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.