Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Coping With Trauma A. Meet Jessica B. Trauma and Disaster C. How Is Trauma Defined? D. Review E. Summary Section 3: How Children React to Violence and Disaster A. Common Reactions to a Traumatic Event B. Owning Your Fear C. Factors Related to Traumatic Reactions D. Typical Reactions to Traumatic Events and Stage of Development E. Five And Under F. Ages 6 to 11 G. Ages 12 to 17 H. Acute versus Prolonged Problems I. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) J. Risk and Protective Factors K. Meet Tommy L. Summary Section 4: Effective Ways to Help A. Helping Young Survivors B. Your First Response in Case of a Disaster C. Monitor Healing D. Things to Avoid E. Best Practices for Treatment F. Review G. Summary Section 5: How Families and Caregivers Can Help A. Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters B. Other Ways to Help Following Violence or Disaster C. More Do’s and Don’ts D. Review E. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!
Expert Reviewer: Joseph Murphy, Ph.D.
Naju Madra, M.A. is an internal subject matter expert and clinical content writer for Relias' Behavioral Healthcare library. She earned her Master's degree in Psychology with specific study in neuropsychological assessment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She brings with her a wealth of experience in clinical assessment, along with expertise in large-scale clinical research project management, recruitment, training, as well as in-person and web-based curriculum development.
In addition to scholarly activities such as writing manuals and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, Ms. Madra has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience ranging from crisis counseling and job coaching for individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders, to community college instruction, and trauma specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. In her current role, Ms. Madra has contributed authorship to over 100 behavioral healthcare course offerings for both licensed and non-licensed professionals in the Health & Human Services market.Disclosure: Naju Madra, M.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Dr. Joseph Murphy, Ph.D. is a Clinical and Research Psychologist who has extensive clinical and administrative expertise working in the field of Behavioral healthcare at the county and state levels in California, Maryland, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He has served as a Federal contractor in Behavioral Health. His work supported research at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, the Military Operational Medicine Psychological Research Program at Ft. Detrick, and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, Silver Spring, MD. For nine years he was the Director of State Operated Mental Health programs for At-Risk youth in Butner, North Carolina. He developed a number of webinars and a Peer Training course in Older Adult Behavioral Health Literacy for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, and National Libraries of Medicine. He served as Director of a Wellness and Recovery program in Gaithersburg, MD. Disclosure: Joseph Murphy, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.