Community 12

child and Adolescent Health

Read chapter 33 of the class textbook and review the attached Power Point presentation. Once done, answer the following questions;

Do you think that school nurses should or should not be allowed to discuss contraception and pregnancy options with students? What are the possible pros and cons?

Why are some parents choosing not to vaccinate their children in recent years?

How do students view this issue? Should this be a parents’ right? Discuss any current events surrounding this issue- research, lawsuits, outbreaks, CDC news.

Do you feel that there are enough programs and funding available for children regarding mental health promotion and developmental issues? What types of programs are students familiar with? What areas do they feel are not well addressed? How would they improve this situation if given the chance?

As stated in the syllabus, present your assignment in an APA format, word document, Arial 12 font attach to the forum in the discussion tab of the blackboard title “week 12 discussion questions”. The requirements for the assignment are the following;

-Minimum of 500 words without counting first and reference page2

-2 evidence based references excluding the class textbook
Chapter 33 Child and Adolescent Health

Working with Families

Preventing mother and infant deaths

Immunizing children

Preventing Childhood injuries

Promoting children’s mental health

Selected Nursing Interventions

Transition from hospital to home

Weaving spirituality into nursing interventions

School-based programs



Home-based programs

Improving Children’s Health: Systems of Care

Core values

Being child centered and family focused

Being community based so that children can live at home

Being culturally competent about racial, ethnic, and cultural differences among families

Providing individualized services that build on the strengths of families

Providing integrated, coordinated, effective, and efficient services

Identifying and treating problems early

Mental Health

Mental health is an important factor in the justice, school, healthcare, welfare, and public housing systems

Most of the children in the justice system have mental health problems

School systems are the largest providers of mental health services for children

Mental health problems increase the cost of care for physical health problems

School clinics


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010

Contexts for Growth and Development


Low birth weight and prematurity

Respiratory illnesses

Maternal stress


Poor education

Children raised in poverty at a disadvantage from the start

Social deprivation

Mental retardation

Childhood injuries

Violence and abuse

Poor environment


Environmental hazards


Tobacco smoke or nitrous oxide

Neighborhood contexts


High childcare burden to adult ratio

High population turnover

Female-headed households

High child abuse and neglect

Contexts (cont.)

Parents’ work context

Childcare context

Public policy context