10086: Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence

About the Course:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about assistance to children and adolescents impacted by violence. Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course.
Helping young people avoid or overcome emotional problems in the wake of violence or disaster is one of the most important challenges a parent, teacher, or mental health professional can face. The National Institute of Mental Health and other Federal agencies are working to address the issue of assisting children and adolescents who have been victims of or witnesses to violent and/or catastrophic events. The purpose of this fact sheet is to tell what is known about the impact of violence and disasters on children and adolescents and suggest steps to minimize long-term emotional harm.

Author

National Institute of Mental Health Staff

Course Objectives:

  1. to define trauma and examine how it impacts children and adolescents

  2. to learn ways to help the child or adolescent trauma survivor

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