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Introduction to the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention

CE Type: 
SW
PCB
CPRP
APA
IACET
# of CE's: 
13

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.

Learning Objectives: 

 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

 

Intended Audience: 

Clinical Staff from agencies in the PACTS Provider Network that have been trained in the TF-CBT model.

Instructional Level: 

Intermediate

Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend entire 2-day presentation and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits