Pediatric Anxiety

Pediatric Anxiety

This course is free.  

Course Expiration Date:  2/28/20

Course Description: This program presentation is brought to you through a partnership with SC LEND. Anxiety is the most common pediatric psychiatric disorder with a prevalence estimate of 15-25% during childhood (0-18 years of age) yet it is often unrecognized and when it is diagnosed, providers and parents frequently have difficulty finding mental health providers to care for these children. This lecture will briefly review the types of anxiety commonly seen in Pediatrics, different screening methods for detecting anxiety and the recommended treatment. Because there is often difficulty in obtaining services, we will then review some easy to teach relaxation methods that parents can use at home.

Instructors: Dr. Ryan Baker and Laura DeLustro, PhD

Target Audience: social workers, counselors, nurses and any other interested healthcare providers

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify anxiety disorders in children.
  • Utilize brief evidence-based interventions for children with anxiety disorders..

Length of Course: 1 hour

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This continuing education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours for licensed nurses.

Social Workers: This program has been approved by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners for 1.0 clock hours of non-social work continuing education.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.0 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Others: This educational offering provides 0.1 CEUs (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires faculty and all persons directly involved in the planning of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

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