126 Building a Partnership to Improve Health Literacy in Detained Youth

Using an innovative partnership model, nursing faculty from a large urban university and administrators and health care providers from a juvenile justice facility develop programming to improve health literacy for detained adolescents. Graduate nursing students and faculty provide developmentally appropriate programming on topics such as sexual health, drug abuse/naloxone administration, mindfulness, and career opportunities in […]

114 Radical Engagement: Confined Youth and Nursing Students Coming Together for Learning

In 2016, University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing and Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center developed a collaboration aimed at increasing health literacy among residents and exposing students to the lived experience of confined youth. A faculty member will describe the program focusing on educational objectives for nursing students, and two nursing students will […]

112 Use of the Engaging Difference Framework to Promote Social Justice in Juvenile Detention and Mental Health Services

Aspects of social justice can be measured by how a society treats the incarcerated, especially marginalized youths from impoverished communities. The narrative has changed from punitive punishment toward a mental health approach focusing on treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery. Nearly two-thirds of youth within juvenile justice systems meet criteria for a psychiatric disorder. Behavioral health needs […]

107 Dermatology: The Ordinary and Extraordinary

There are many common skin problems, some that may have unusual presentation or be confused with other diagnoses. In some cases skin eruptions can become serious and fail to respond to usual treatments, thus requiring newer approaches. Less familiar conditions can herald underlying systemic or genetic conditions that must be recognized. Cases will be used […]