Interventions for Children Exposed to Trauma

Conference: The Rx Generation: Alternatives to the Use of Psychiatric Medications with Children

Friday, Sep 20, 2013
Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, Maine Workshop/Presentation: A3: Interventions for Children Exposed to Trauma
Rebecca Brown, LCSW

It has become widely accepted in the mental health field that many of the most common emotional and behavioral challenges facing children and adolescents can be rooted in childhood exposure to violence and trauma. It has never been more important than now for mental health practitioners to understand the impact of trauma on childhood development and the evidence-based strategies and treatments proven to be effective in helping children and adolescents heal and thrive in the face of trauma exposure. This session provided a contextual framework for understanding the developmental implications of childhood post-traumatic stress and the evidence-based therapeutic strategies and treatments proven to be effective for children and adolescents who have been exposed to traumatic events.