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Effective Response to Trauma Exposure and PTSD in K-12 and College Students

September 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Overview: Students who have experienced school and campus shootings, survivors of sexual assault, and veterans returning from military combat have at least one thing in common: exposure to trauma. Students who have been exposed to trauma are at an increased risk for academic, social, and emotional problems and may also experience anxiety, depression, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Some studies even show a correlation between trauma exposure and lower GPA, higher number of absences from school, and lower high school graduation rates. Not surprisingly, experts regard trauma exposure in youth as a major public health concern. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is diagnosed when an individual has experienced, witnessed, or been confronted with a traumatic event where they were exposed to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violation. Given that previous trauma is a risk factor for future trauma, survivors of school and campus shootings, military combat, and sexual assault must be offered early intervention and resources to reduce the risk of subsequent trauma.
This webinar will review the criteria for PTSD and identify signs of PTSD in college students as well as children and adolescents. Participants will also receive information on helpful resources and effective self-care practices as well as early intervention and prevention measures.

Why should you attend: Students who have been exposed to trauma are at an increased risk for academic, social, and emotional problems and may also experience anxiety, depression, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Some studies even show a correlation between trauma exposure and lower GPA, higher number of absences from school, and lower high school graduation rates. Not surprisingly, experts regard trauma exposure in youth as a major public health concern.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Prevalence and demographics of PTSD in the United States
  • Common causes of PTSD
  • Criteria for diagnosing PTSD and recognizing signs of trauma
  • Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and early signs of PTSD
  • Strategies for early response to trauma
  • Practical tips for self care and coping after trauma
  • How to communicate with a student who is experiencing PTSD symptoms
  • Military and veteran issues
  • Campus/School violence and PTSD
  • Sexual assault and PTSD
  • Tips for making referrals to a mental health professional
  • Practical strategies for helping children and adolescents cope with trauma
  • Campus and community resources

MentorHealth
contact no: 1-800-385-1607
Event Link: http://www.mentorhealth.com/control/w_product/~product_id=800558LIVE/
fax no: 302-288-6884
support@mentorhealth.com
www.mentorhealth.com

 

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Date:
September 3, 2015
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

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