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Understanding and Treating Traumatized Youth An Integrated, Evidence-Based Approach


Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Counseling / Social Work / Psychology
Contact Hours:   
Registration Fee:   $179

1. Determine how to learn about the prevalence of psychological trauma in youth, and the types of trauma for which treatment is most frequently sought
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the diagnosis of Stress Disorders and other common diagnoses in trauma victims
3. Discuss how to explain the neurobiological basis for trauma symptoms and treatments
4. Determine how to learn grounding, coping, and healthy endorphin-releasing techniques to apply in the first phase of trauma treatment
5. Identify how to examine both traditional and non-traditional evidence-based treatment approaches and distinguish which treatment techniques to use for youth at different developmental levels
6. Discuss current research on medications for trauma symptoms in youth

Target Audience
• Psychologists • Social Workers • Counselors • School Psychologists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Case Managers • Psychiatrists • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners • School Guidance Counselors • Mental Health Nurses • Child Advocacy/Protective Service Staff • Educators and Therapeutic Child Care Staff • Pastoral Counselors/Clergy • Substance Abuse Counselors • Adoption Counselors

Confirmation Notes
Receive unlimited access from the time of purchase through completion and submission of the online exam. Once the exam is taken the seminar will be available for 30 days before course access expires.
CE Information: Click on the "purchase" button for CEU details.

Recognizing and Overcoming the Effects of Trauma on a Young Brain
Each year in the United States, at least 5 million children are either victims of—or witnesses to—abuse, violence, or other forms of psychological trauma. Clinicians and educators are increasingly expected to address the needs of these young victims, but there are many different views of exactly how trauma affects youth and, thus, how it is best treated. Clues for understanding and integrating trauma treatment approaches may be found in current neurobiological research, which continues to show trauma's damaging effects—some temporary, some permanent—on children's brain development. Professionals who work with traumatized children are challenged to stay current with developments in many different fields, from neuroscience to non-traditional treatment approaches, in order to give each individual child the best hope for healing.
This one-day seminar offers an understandable overview of the emerging neurodevelopmental and attachment-based perspectives on child trauma. This approach provides a unifying way of understanding and treating trauma using a variety of treatments based on the youth's neurodevelopmental level and their current caregiver context. Participants will grasp what happens to the brain when a youth is severely traumatized and how to implement both traditional and non-traditional interventions to treat traumatized youth. This course employs a user-friendly means of presenting the sometimes intimidating information on neuroscientific research, which itself can be key to seeing improvement in even the most challenging cases.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM