Teen Mental Health in Real-Time: Screening, Assessment & Access to Services
Co-hosted by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and the TeenScreen National Center
Monday, December 5
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Adolescent mental health needs are growing, but there are too few mental health professionals available to meet the demand. Patients and their parents are turning to primary care for help, and practices are now on the front lines of teen mental health care.
With their focus on preventive care, patient management and follow-up, nurse practitioners are well-suited to help drive this practice initiative. Teen Mental Health in Real-Time: Screening, Assessment & Access to Services, will offer real-world implementation, logistics and referral strategies to begin meeting the clinical challenge.
Virginia Biddle, PhD, RN, CRNP, a pediatric nurse practitioner with an expertise in adolescent mental health and a member of NAPNAP’s mental health special interest group, and Christina Newport, TeenScreen Primary Care Program Manager, will discuss how evidence-based mental health screening can help identify adolescent patients with depression, suicide risk, and other mental illnesses and also provide training on the implementation of screening.