CE Credit

Social Isolation and Loneliness: Effects on Children and Adolescents

Welcome to the training on Social Isolation and Loneliness: Effects on Children and Adolescents provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.00 CE

Goal

The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and other health-care professionals to recognize causes, signs and effects of social isolation and loneliness on children and adolescents and to provide appropriate intervention in the medical home.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Specify the nature of social isolation and loneliness and their impact on short- and long-term health.
  2. Integrate screening for social isolation and loneliness into routine clinical care.
  3. Assess the steps required to address the effects of social isolation and loneliness in the medical home.

Please note this module expires on 8/17/2024.

This module was released on 8/17/2021.

Accreditation Statement

Disclosures

Browser Requirements

HEEADSSS 3.0 psychosocial interview for adolescents from Contemporary Pediatrics

The medical definitions in this module were obtained or adapted from the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Heart Association, American Psychiatric Association, Merriam-Webster and State of California Department of Health Care Services.