Substance Use and HIV Risk Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness


Instructor: Diane Santa Maria DrPH, MSN, RN, ACRN, FSAHM, FAAN    
Wednesday September 13, 2023, 9:30 am CT
NCPD Contact Hour(s): 1.0

Approximately 1.1 million children in prekindergarten through 12th grade experienced unstable housing during the 2020-2021 school year, according to the National Center for Homeless Education. Children living in unstable housing are more likely to suffer from poor physical, mental, and sexual health outcomes, as well as commit suicide. Learn how unstable housing interrelates with substance use and HIV risk along with several promising interventions for addressing substance use and HIV risk during this webinar. 

This webinar is provided by the DEI Task Force, and this topic was requested by SPN members.

Registration Fee:

SPN Members: Free

Non-Members: $40

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Target Audience: Nurse educators, hospital leaders, clinical staff, and bedside nursing will all benefit from attending this webinar. As the nation navigates a pediatric behavioral health crisis, effective tools and information should be shared amongst health care professionals to ensure optimal care for this patient population is provided. Learn how a hospital created the Behavioral Response Team, the roles within the department, crisis management and the new model of proactive care provided in non-psychiatric settings. 

Outcome: 80% of participants will have Increased confidence and ability in caring for youth experiencing homelessness, using substances, and at risk for HIV based upon knowledge gained from the webinar.

Continuing Education: Society of Pediatric Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Successful Completion:

1. View Webinar

2. Complete online course evaluation and attestation of completion


Relevant Financial Relationships:

Planners and faculty for this educational event, have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

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