Online: Supporting the Mental Health of Hidden Helpers
This module discusses the importance of trauma-informed care, a strength-based approach, and whole child wellbeing in military and veteran-connected families. We look at the need to avoid assumptions, cope with challenges, incorporate developmental stages, and prioritize self-care and peer connections along with the significance of addressing barriers to care and promoting access to appropriate care for the child and their family.
Primary Care Physicians, Advance Practice Providers, Mental Health Professionals.
Upon completion of this activity participants will be able to:
- Explain why some military and veteran families may be hesitant to share information about a child or teen’s behavioral health issues.
- Describe barriers to mental health care for caregiving families, including limited providers in insurance systems.
- Apply strategies to assess child well-being in a holistic manner, including sleep, school performance, and other health-impacting aspects of daily life.
- Explain why healthcare professionals who treat Hidden Helpers should be knowledgeable about PTSD and secondary PTSD.
- For CE or technical questions regarding this course, please contact the CE Coordinator, Betsy Lee | firstname.lastname@example.org
- For more information about this training or the Hidden Helpers Coalition, please contact email@example.com.
We would like to thank the following family members for their participation in this lecture:
- Liz Rotenberry, Caregiver and mother to four Hidden Helpers, Maryland
- Kristopher Rotenberry, Hidden Helper, Maryland
- 0.75 MOC ABS – SurgerySuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
The Nemours Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Nemours Foundation designates this activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 0.75 Continuing EducationThis activity is designated for 0.75 continuing education credits.