"It's Out of My Control:" How Mental Health Admissions Can Impact Adolescent Development
Being a teenager is hard work -- even more so when you're receiving help for a mental health diagnosis while stuck in the hospital! This webinar will review typical adolescent development and explore how healthcare admissions for mental health treatment can impact adolescents. Developmental theory, psychiatric literature, and child life assessment will be discussed.
Suggested Domain: Assessment
1. Review typical “textbook” adolescent development milestones and expectations
2. Explore psychosocial concerns associated with psychiatric healthcare admissions for adolescents and their families
3. Apply developmental theory and psychiatry knowledge to adolescent development during psychiatric hospitalization
4. Discuss how the connection between mental health needs and adolescents can affect child life assessments
Thank you to our generous sponsor of this webinar, University of Wisconsin-Madison, for helping to provide this webinar programming for child life specialists.
Certified Child Life Specialist
Bridgette Danielson has been a Certified Child Life Specialist II for five years in an inpatient behavioral health facility at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She received her Masters of Art in Family and Consumer Sciences with a Child Life Concentration from Western Michigan University in 2017. Throughout her professional career, Bridgette has presented on the topic of child life and mental health to over a dozen conferences, child life departments, and collegiate programs. She is certified in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), has provided mentorship and guidance to several child life students and professionals, and is currently planning to collaborate with the ACLP regarding meet-ups for CCLSs working with patients with behavioral needs. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, spending time with her family, reading, and baking.
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