Study Finds Microfinance Program—Pigs for Peace—Also Improves Mental Health Symptoms for Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Women and families in rural areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been beaten down physically and mentally by years of war, poverty, and violence, but a Johns Hopkins School of Nursing researcher and her team suggest that a baby pig has the power to turn despair into hope, even reducing symptoms of PTSD and depression....Click here to read more.
Keywords: democratic republic of congo, depression, drc, glass, global nursing, mental health, pigs for peace, ptsd, research, women
Pick a holiday – any holiday – at this time of year, and thoughts turn to family, of bringing the generations together to re-live memories and make new ones. For many families, this means bringing a grandparent, a parent, an aunt, or a cousin with dementia home from a full-time care facility or assuring that persons with dementia living at home are able to meaningfully participate in festivities....Click here to read more.
Keywords: aging, alzheimer's, continuing ed, course, dementia, global health, healthcare, mental health, palliative care
Aims to Improve Student Outcomes, Reduce Costs to Baltimore City Schools
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is working with Baltimore City schools and local community foundations to strengthen parenting and parent engagement in pre-kindergarten and examining the impact of that investment on students’ later academic outcomes....Click here to read more.
Keywords: behavioral, chicago parent program, children, education, grant, mental health, nursing
Along with their licenses and spare change, residents of Carroll County can now keep health, employment, and legal resources at their fingertips. Thanks to an effort from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, handy, resourceful “Carroll Cards” for wallets, purses, and pockets list simple and basic needs for health and medical information....Click here to read more.
Keywords: carroll, community, employment, healthcare, mental health, nursing, student
An innovative new training program from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing will bring mental health services to underserved areas of Maryland by providing advanced training in psychiatric care to nurse practitioners (NPs).
This one-year Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program (PMHNP) combines online classes with on-site training at hospitals and clinics. Funded by a two-year grant from the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission, administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, the program will welcome its first 10 students in fall 2014. Later classes will likely be capped at 15 students.
Keywords: affordable care act, geriatric, mental health, nursing practice, veterans