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Orange County NAPNAP Chapter

NAPNAP National Conference Notes, and more, from Judi Leonard

Posted 3 months ago by Linda Scott-Katz

Dear Members,

 

I was honored to represent OC NAPNAP at the National Conference in Chicago last month.  Thank you for helping to support your leadership to attend.  There  was an outstanding variety of learning opportunities as well as the privilege of meeting our organizations leaders and networking with a variety of NPs from all over the nation.  We can be very proud of those who are shaping our organization.  You have indeed chosen a great profession.

 

I wanted to take a minute to highlight a few items that I found interesting as you may as well.

 

  1. Human Trafficking. NAPNAP has taken this on  timely and disturbing issue.  I was surprised to hear that 80% of victims report interacting with a healthcare professional during their time be trafficked yet only about  6% of healthcare professionals recognize that they are dealing with a victim.  We must do better.  To learn more, you can access NAPNAP's educational modules on line here: https://www.napnap.org/first-three-continuing-education-courses-human-trafficking-children-launched-national-association

 

  1. Effects of Pornography on teens. This was a real eye opener for me.  To learn more about the addictive effects of pornography visit: https://fightthenewdrug.org/get-the-facts/

 

  1. To help our families develop media plans, parents can access this web site. https://www.healthychildren.org/English/media/Pages/default.aspx

It is also available in Spanish.

 

  1. If you were not able to make it to conference but would like to see any of the material presented, speaker handouts are available here: https://www.napnap.org/2018-speaker-handouts

 

  1. Best of all, had some really great sharing of ideas to make our chapter stronger and grow membership. Looking forward to working with the amazing board members over the coming months.

 

Mark your calendars for March 7-10, 2019 and join us in New Orleans for next years conference.  You won't want to miss out on the food, fun and festivities of the Big Easy.

 

Hope to see you 4/17/18 at Season's 52.

 

Judi Leonard

OC NAPNAP President