This session is presented by FNU faculty member Dr. Billinda Tebbenhoff
Approximately 4.4 million children and adolescents in the United States (CDC, 2020) meet diagnostic criteria for an anxiety disorder and many more remain undiagnosed. Though anxiety and stress are an expected part of the human experience, consistently elevated anxiety can interfere with a child’s sense of self and impact the entire family.
The implications of the current pandemic related to child and adolescent anxiety are beginning to emerge and depend on the child’s stage of development and pre-pandemic functioning. Predictive trends and guidance regarding helping children, families and communities during the pandemic will be discussed.
At the end of this presentation, you will be able to:
- Understand the continuum of anxiety responses from birth to late adolescence.
- Identify the biopsychosocial factors associated with the pathogenesis of anxiety disorders.
- Compare treatments for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.
- Evaluate the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic on children and adolescents.
About CE Credits
This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 1.0 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 20094484. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This activity’s approval expires on October 31, 2021.Once you have viewed the session, you must complete the post-test and evaluation in order to receive credit for your contact hours. If you have questions about completion of the activity or the evaluation form, please contact Eileen.Odonnell@frontier.edu.
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Dr. Billinda Tebbenhoff has been a mental health APRN for 23 years with a population focus of child/adolescent and maternal mental health. She spent 15 years at the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Child Health and Development. Her more recent work has been focused on cortisol and the stress response.
Dr. Tebbenhoff is a graduate of Radford University (BSN), The University of Virginia (MSN) and John Hopkins University (DNP). She joined the faculty at Frontier Nursing University in January 2020, teaching in the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program.