The Ann Ottney Cain Lecture in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Exploring Substance Use and Mental Health for Transgender Youth: Implications for Advanced Practice Nurses
March 28, 2019, 4-6 p.m.
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Auditorium, Room 130
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Phyllis Raynor, PhD, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, APRN
Certified Psychiatric and Addictions Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Interim Program Director, Psychiatric NP Program
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina College of Nursing
This presentation will explore the intersection of substance use, mental health conditions, and associated health risks for transgender youth in the United States. The presenter will discuss risk factors linked to poor health outcomes including socioeconomic vulnerability, increase substance use, depression, anxiety, suicidality, self-harm, and risky sexual behaviors.
As part of the discussion and implications, the presenter will provide practical recommendations for primary care providers regarding culturally appropriate, compassionate, evidence-informed practices for engaging transgender youth and their families to promote greater well-being for all youth, regardless of their gender identity.
At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Define transgender youth and subgroups of transgender youth at greater risk for mental health and substance use disorders.
- Describe risk factors for transgender youth that are linked to poor health outcomes.
- Discuss advanced practice considerations, practical considerations, and challenges to recovery management for transgender youth.
- Discuss advanced practice recommendations for providing culturally appropriate, compassionate, evidence-informed practices for engaging transgender youth and their families.