Modules

Getting to the Heart of It: Ways to Provide Culturally Competent Care to American Indian Children and their Families

Getting to the Heart of It: Ways to Provide Culturally Competent Care to American Indian Children and their Families

Getting to the Heart of It: Ways to Provide Competent Care of American Indian Children and their families

Purpose and Description

Viewing this presentation will assist learners to become more familiar and respectful of the language and communication patterns of American Indians. It will describe ways to provide culturally appropriate care through listening, understanding of traditional ways and cultural communication patterns.

Objectives of the Module

On completion of this assessment, learners will:

  • Identify components of culturally competent care important to American Indian caregivers and children.
  • Describe ways that care providers can become more familiar and respectful of traditional practices and communication patterns of American Indian caregivers, children and families.

Segments

Author Bio-sketch and Credentials

Ann Garwick, PhD, RN, LP, LMFT, FAAN and Cora Meidl Siehl Chair in Nursing Research

Ann Garwick is a professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. She serves as director of the Children with Special Health Care Needs program as well as director of the Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research. Ann is a content expert in asthma management for young children and has research expertise in improving care for children with asthma.

Connecting with Children: The Therapeutic Interview and Teaching Self-Regulation Skills

Connecting with Children: The Therapeutic Interview and Teaching Self-Regulation Skills

Connecting with Children: The Therapeutic Interview and Teaching Self-Regulation Skills

Purpose and Description

Session one will assist you in developing the techniques to effectively interview a child; understanding their views and concerns; and identifying how children can learn self care techniques. Session two demonstrates how to teach children positive self regulation skills. 

Objectives of the Module

On completion of this assessment, the learner will: 

The Therapeutic Interview (segments 1 & 2):

  • Utilize effective, age-appropriate language to elicit the child's perspective of a presenting concern.
  • Develop interviewing skills that demonstrate recognition of a child's capacity to learn self-care.

Teaching Self-Regulation Skills (segments 3, 4 & 5):

  • Utilize language to assist a child in learning relaxation techniques.
  • Identify encouraging messages to substitute for discouraging self-talk messages.

Segments

The Therapeutic Interview (segments 1 & 2):

Teaching Self-Regulation Skills (segments 3, 4 & 5):

Author Bio-sketch and Credentials

Rebecca Kajander, BSN, MPH, CNP

Rebecca worked for 17 years as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in primary care, specializing in behavioral issues in children and for 17 years as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at the Alexander Center for Child Development specializing in behavioral and developmental issues in children.  She has special interest in ADHD and all co-morbid concerns and psychophysiological problems.  Additionally, she is trained in hypnotherapy, biofeedback and relaxation methods.  Rebecca has been a local and national speaker on topics including ADHD, stress in children, behavior problems and self-regulation training.  Finally, she has published in review journals and has authored one book on ADHD and co-authored three books on self-regulation training for children.

Family Health Nursing

Family Health Nursing

Family Health Nursing

Purpose and Description 

This presentation will describe the formation of the Family Health Model. It will also examine contextual and functional aspects of family health, and how routines can assist health care needs.

Objectives of the Module

On completion of this assessment, you will:

  • Identify 3-4 characteristics of the contextual aspects of family health.
  • Describe 2-3 components of the functional aspects of family health.
  • Discuss the ways family routines provide a way to discuss prevention, health promotion, and health maintenance.

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Author Bio-sketch and Credentials

Sharon Denham, RN, DSN

Sharon Denham is a professor at Ohio University's School of Nursing and teaches both undergraduate and graduate students. Her major areas of focus have been nursing education, family nursing and community health. Sharon is the author of the Family Health Model and has given numerous local, state, national, and international professional presentations. She is active professionally in several professional nursing organizations and has served on the Board of Commissioner's for the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission. Currently, Sharon chairs the Family and Health Section of the National Council on Family Relations. She has been involved for many years with the Appalachian Studies Association. At Ohio University she serves as the Director of the Appalachian Rural Health Institute. Sharon has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals pertaining to her research and has also written a textbook entitledFamily Health: A Framework for Nursing, a conceptual model for practice. She is well recognized for her knowledge about health and related cultural concerns of those living in the Appalachian region. Finally, her current research and scholarship is focused on Type 2 Diabetes, but in the past she has published findings on family health, abuse and violence, alcohol and tobacco use in Appalachian populations.

Providing Transition Services to Children and Youth with Special Health Needs

Providing Transition Services to Children and Youth with Special Health Needs

Providing Transition Services to Children and Youth with Special Health

Purpose and Description 

Identify and provide transition services to children and youth with special health needs. Viewing this presentation will assist you in identifying ways to assist parents and children during times of transition. It will provide awareness of ways transition planning occurs at many stages effecting children and adolescents health needs.

Objectives of the Module

On completion of this assessment, the learner will:

  • Identify the unique contributions nursing in transition services for young persons with special health care needs.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ways to incorporate transition planning throughout the developmental stages of childhood and adolescence.

Segments

Author Bio-sketch and Credentials

Barbara Peterson, RN, MS, CNP, PMHS and Celia (Ceci) Shapland, RN, MSN

Barbara Peterson has had over 30 years of experience in providing care to children with special health care needs and their families. Currently, Barbara works at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minneapolis as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry. She has a particular interest in the developmental transitions that occur for children and their families. She has participated in educational programs specific to the topic of transition both as a participant and also as a presenter. In addition she has personal experience in parenting an adult son with Down syndrome.

Celia (Ceci) Shapland, has worked in the area of disability advocacy for over 20 years. She has been awarded numerous government grants to develop programs for youth with special health care needs planning transition in health care. Ceci has developed materials, written articles and published information for youth with special health care needs and their families. Currently, Ceci works at Family Voices of Minnesota and is a consultant for the Healthy and Ready to Work National Resource Center and the Minnesota Department of Health, Children with Special Health Needs Program.

Hearing Loss: Everyday Effects and Education

Hearing Loss: Everyday Effects and Education

Hearing Loss: Everyday Effects and Education

Purpose and Description

This presentation discusses hearing loss and how it can impact children and families. It also examines how hearing loss can effect educational and social development of children and adults. A variety of communication modalities utilized by deaf or hard of hearing individuals will be discussed.

Objectives of the Module: 

On completion of this assessment, you will:

  • Identify the degrees of hearing loss and the relationship to communication and socialization.
  • Describe the impact of hearing loss on the educational and social development of infants, children, youth, and adults and their families.
  • Identify communication modalities and choices in communication style most commonly used by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Segments

Author Bio-sketch and Credentials

Susan Rose, PhD

Susan Rose is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota and coordinator of the program to prepare teachers in the area of education serving students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Dr. Rose's research and teaching focus on language, literacy development and the development of strategies to monitor student progress in the areas of reading and language. She has co-authored two of the most widely used textbooks in these areas. Dr. Rose initiated the ASL world language program at the University of Minnesota and served as the faculty coordinator for 15 years. She has been a classroom and itinerant teacher for more than 10 years. She has been and continues to be a project director on several research and development grants.

Be the Change

Be the Change

Be The Change

Purpose and Description

The purpose of this presentation is to share one family’s experience of caring for a child with a complex rare disease. Theresa Zimanske’s story of her family’s experience is tailored to health care providers who wish to learn how to partner with families in order to enhance the patient, family, and provider experience of health care. Be The Change is an organization founded by Theresa Zimanske “to give a voice to the patient and family perspective as a way to enhance the human experience and improve the quality of health care” 

Objectives of the Module: 

On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of assessing the family context when planning and providing care for children with acute or chronic health conditions.
  • Discuss the significance of family strengths and resilience in the context of caring for children with chronic/terminal conditions.
  • Give examples of system-level policies that may support positive provider-family relationships in the context of acute or chronic illness.

Segments

Author Bio-sketch and Credentials:

Theresa Zimanske
Theresa Zimanske, founder of Be The Change, LLC, shares the patient and family perspective in healthcare and her family’s real life experiences to strengthen relationships and create partnerships with health care providers. Zimanske eloquently shares her story of a family’s journey with a son who died from a complicated rare disease.