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Children Coping with Terrorism and Disasters: Diagnosis & Treatment
10 CEUs Children Coping with Terrorism and Disasters: Diagnosis & Treatment

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychologist CEs, MFT CEUs

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Discuss the impact of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on children.
-List four effects of terrorism on children.
-Explain how to answer five questions children ask about safety.
-Name four conceptions of children about terrorists.
-Identify four aspects of trauma-informed parenting.
-Name four aspects on how to manage fear in traumatized children.
-Name four stages of children's reactions to disaster and terrorism.
-Name three factors that contribute in children's reactions to disaster and terrorism.
-Name four focus areas of assessing traumatized children.
-Name two kinds of questions a child might ask about emergency preparedness.
-Identify three effects of natural disasters on children.
-Name three concerns related to treating disaster survivors.
-List three methods used for assessing levels of posttraumatic stress in children.
-Describe two trauma interventions for disaster survivors.
-Name six strategies for helping children cope with terrorism.
-Name seven reasons schools are important to disaster recovery plans concerning children.
-Name three areas could counselors help staff increase their knowledge regarding disaster response.
-Explain how might older children who are trauma survivors react to a parent’s post traumatic compulsive need for family members to be close at hand.
-Explain what are the components of the HEARTS model of individual psychotherapy for children affected by terrorism.
-Explain what is a major challenge in diagnosing PTSD in preschoolers.
-Explain what form of treatment for PTSD currently shows the most promising empirical efficacy data in children.
-Name five steps in a successful school reintegration plan.
-Explain what is a useful intervention for a child who is so emotionally distraught in the immediate post-disaster phase that he or she cannot participate in play therapy.
-Explain the benefit of using the ‘disaster heroes’ activity.
-Explain the conflicting data that emerged in Shannon’s study of children affected by Hurricane Hugo.
-Name five problems were reported by adolescents traumatized by Hurricane Katrina.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."


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Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychology CEUs, MFT CEUs

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