Effect of Disasters on Mental Health for Children and Adolescents
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This course covers the following topics:
- Risk Factors
- Psychological First Aid for Children and Adolescents
- What Parents Can Do to Help
- Common Reactions of Children and Adolescents to Traumatic Stress
- Pathological Reactions of Children and Adolescents to Traumatic Stress
- Treatment Options
Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to participate in a scenario-based activity, in which you will apply the knowledge you have attained.
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What You'll Learn
- Recognize the risk factors involved for a child or adolescent developing mental health problems as a result of exposure to disaster
- Recognize symptoms of acute psychological distress in children or adolescents
- Administer ”psychological first aid” to children and adolescents to provide them with stabilization during and in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event
- Describe how 4 major components in the psycho-physiological response to trauma (somatic, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive) manifest themselves in pre-school children, older children, and adolescents
- Advise parents/caregivers what they do to help prevent their child or adolescent from developing mental health problems after a traumatic event
- Distinguish between a normal and pathological reaction to disaster trauma in children and adolescents
- Discuss treatment options for children and adolescents who develop mental health disorders