This introductory course describes the precipitating factors and signs for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in children and adolescents as well as the developmental impact of trauma and violence. The course includes a First person account by a parent of what staff can do to be more helpful to families dealing with trauma.
By the end of this basic overview training, participants will be able to:
- Define Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and factors that contribute to the disorder in children & adolescents;
- Identify signs and symptoms of PTSD in children and adolescents;
- Explore the effects of childhood abuse, trauma and violence on the developing adolescent;
- Describe steps for establishing safety in the helping relationship
This introductory sourse was previously presented as part of the Cycles of Violence Series in 2005 to 2012 and contains some of the same material. It is designed for staff at all levels in behavioral health & other human services programs/agencies
To receive continuing education credits participants must attend entire presentation and must submit a completed course evaluation