Texas Rebuild: Supporting Bereaved Children and Adolescents

October 12, 2021

Needs Statement

As many as 20 percent of children and adults have significant mental and behavioral health concerns at any given time. Exposure to a disaster like Hurricane Harvey and the trauma that comes with it often exacerbates pre-existing issues and/or brings new issues to the surface, with post-traumatic stress often presenting as “other” mental illnesses, including anxiety, ADHD, depression, school conduct issues or even physical illness. The result is a large and complex problem that must be addressed. During January of 2021, Texas Children's Hospital department of Psychology disseminated a Behavioral Health Integration Needs Assessment. Respondents reported having interests in filling knowledge deficiencies in Disruptive Behavior, ADHD, Developmental Delays (ASD, PDD), Academic and Learning Problems, Anxiety and Mood, Weight Management and Nutrition, amongst others.

This activity will discuss the role of medical personnel in understanding death and common grief reactions across developmental stages. This activity seeks to educate providers regarding the psychoeducation on effectively supporting the breadth of bereaved youth presenting in the primary care setting and to identify children at-risk for adverse outcomes and refer for formal assessment/intervention as indicated.
 

Target Audience

This activity is for Pediatricians and primary care providers (family practitioners, NPs, PAs) who treat children and adolescents, RNs, LVNs, LPCs, Social Workers, and Administrative leaders.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the activity, the participants should be able to:

  • Discuss children’s understanding of death and common grief reactions across developmental stages 
  • Demonstrate how to effectively support the breadth of bereaved youth presenting in the primary care setting
  • Identify children at-risk for adverse outcomes and refer for formal assessment/intervention as indicated
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/07/2021
Course expires: 
03/30/2022
Event starts: 
10/12/2021 - 12:30pm
Event ends: 
10/12/2021 - 1:30pm
Cost:
$1.00
Rating: 
0
Virtual
Houston, TX
United States

Diane Antonvich, M.A., L.P.C. - Planning Committee
Clinical Program Coordinator
Psychology Service
Texas Children's Hospital

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose

 

Marni Axelrad, Ph.D., A.B.P.P - Activity Director
Professor
Pediatrics - Psychology
Baylor College of Medicine

Disclosure: 
Research Support: Rebuild Texas

 

Rachel Brock - Planning Committee
Practice Administrator
Texas Children's Hospital

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose

 

Timothy Brown, M.P.H., P.M.P - Planning Committee
Senior Project Manager
Pediatrics - Psychology
Baylor College of Medicine

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose

 

Rachel Kentor, Ph.D. - Presenter
Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Psychology Service, Texas Children's Hospital
 

Disclosure: 

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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