Stress and Anxiety in Youth and Families in Times of Emergency
Emergencies are stressful for youth and adults of all ages. Safety may be threatened, and the routine and predictability of normal life can suddenly be disrupted. Although types of emergencies can vary widely, the stress and anxiety symptoms experienced are remarkably similar and predictable. This course identifies common physical and psychiatric symptoms that arise during times of crisis, discusses why these symptoms and behaviors occur, and provides specific interventions for families to “calm the storm” of stress and develop problem-solving approaches to manage changes and challenges that arise.
As a result of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
- Identify the physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms of acute and chronic stress and anxiety in times of emergency/crisis.
- Describe biological and neuropsychiatric mechanisms contributing to symptoms of stress and anxiety.
- Develop interventions to target stress and anxiety mechanisms to mitigate negative impact.
- Identify children and families at increased risk for negative effects of stress and anxiety during times of emergency.
Marcia Slattery, MD, MHSc, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UW SMPH). She is the Director of the UW Anxiety Disorders Program for children, adolescents and adults, and the Clinical Director of the UW SMPH Office of Continuing Professional Development. Dr. Slattery earned her medical degree from UW SMPH, and her Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Research degree from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Slattery specializes in the clinical assessment and treatment of anxiety and stress, with particular focus on children/adolescents. Dr. Slattery's research focuses on neurobiological mechanisms of anxiety and stress including neuroendocrine and neuroimmune stress response systems, and the interface of these systems in psychiatric and medical disorders.
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests* in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during the educational activity.
* The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use: The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP advises the participant that this continuing medical education activity does NOT contain reference(s) to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices.
For this educational activity all conflicts of interests have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below:
|In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.|
Credit Designation Statements
American Board of Pediatrics
Successful completion of this CME activity, which included participation in the activity, with individual assessment of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 ANCC contact hour.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350.
Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1 hour.
- 1.00 MOC: ABP Lifelong Learning Points (Part II)
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
- 1.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
- 1.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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