Teen-Senior Connections: An Intergenerational Approach for Building Teen Resilience

  • 05/02/2024
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 81


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  • Description: Faith Community Nurses face challenges in creating relationships among the generations. In the literature, resilience had been identified as a protective factor against the alarming rate of teen suicide in the US. This presentation describes a study to build teen resilience by using an intergenerational approach within a faith community. Outcomes reveal potential benefit for both young and old including other options for exploring intergenerational activities among a congregation.

    Bio: Marcia Davis is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care. She received a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Nursing degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), a Nurse Practitioner Certificate from California State University at Long Beach (CSULB). and her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the Azusa Pacific University. She has over 45 years of experience with children in inpatient and outpatient settings, private clinics, and school settings, and has been an Assistant Professor for over 12 years at Loma Linda University and at Azusa Pacific University.

    Learning outcomes:

  • 1.     Identify 2 benefits of using an intergenerational approach for building teen resilience.
  • 2.     Identify 2 challenges and benefits of supporting intergenerational activities between youth and older adults.

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