Traumatic events can cause severe emotional distress and potentially lasting psychological and interpersonal difficulties. Many children have been exposed to physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic and/or community violence, and other traumatic life events. It has been well-documented that such traumas dramatically increase children’s risk of developing psychological disorders.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
- Utilize the Child PTSD Symptom Scale (CPSS) to screen potential cases for implementation of the CFTSI model
- Explain the impact of trauma and the rationale for the CFTSI model to the caregiver
- Appraise the caregiver’s current status of trauma symptoms and cumulative stressors
- Identify the caregiver’s understanding of their child’s trauma history and current trauma symptoms
- Explain the impact of trauma and the rationale for the CFTSI model to the child
- Appraise the child’s trauma history and current status of trauma symptoms
- Assist child and caregiver in building communication and mutual understanding about child’s level of current trauma symptoms
- Identify most concerning trauma symptoms to be the focus of coping strategies and behavioral interventions
- Present and practice selected coping strategies and behavioral interventions with the child and caregiver
- Monitor increase in communication between caregiver and child about child’s trauma symptoms, and monitor level of child’s trauma symptoms
- Assess need for any additional treatment and/or services and make recommendations accordingly
Clinical Staff from agencies in the PACTS Provider Network that have been trained in the TF-CBT model.
Participants must attend entire 2-day presentation and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits