The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted approximately 55 million children and adolescents in the United States due to school closures.1 Many of these students have mental health conditions and rely on the mental health services provided through their school system and are now facing challenges in accessing those services. During this webinar, the panelists will discuss these challenges, describe the reactions that children and adolescents may have during a pandemic, and highlight age-appropriate resources to facilitate discussions with children and adolescents about the pandemic and how it is affecting their mental health.
Sara Jones, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), currently serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing, as well as the Specialty Coordinator for the PMHNP program, and is the owner of Journey Wellness Clinic, in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She is the founder and former president of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Ms. Jones currently serves as Co-Section Advisor to the PsychU Nurses Corner.
Becky Wong, M.B.A., PharmD, is a Senior is a Medical Science Liaison for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
Heather Davidson, PhD, is a Medical Science Liaison for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
Nicole Meade, PhD, is a Medical Science Liaison for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
Webinars will be held on June 11th at 12:00pm and 3:00pm, EST