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NUR161 - Depression in Children and Adolescents (3.0 HR)

 

Purpose: Participants will increase their understanding of the characteristics of depression in children and what therapies are appropriate in treating it. Objectives: 1. List the common symptoms and behaviors associated with depression in children and adolescents; 2. Discuss the theories related to causes of depression in children; 3. Discuss the various diagnoses related to depression in children; 4. Increase their understanding of suicide and suicidal behaviors; 5. Identify appropriate treatment modalities for depression; 6. Increase their understanding of medications used in the treatment of Depression; 7. Identify measures for prevention of depression; 8. Review case study examples of depression in children. Continuing Education Credits: 3.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 3.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 3.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 3.0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 3.0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 3.0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 3.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.