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

Webinar Id: 800558

Duration: 90 Minutes

  • Recorded
  • Only for one participant ?
  • Price $179.

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

Who Will Benefit:
  • K-12 Teachers, Guidance Counselors, and Special Education Teachers
  • College Faculty and Administrators
  • College Advisors
  • College Counselors
  • Health Center Staff
  • Disabilities/Accessibility Services Staff
  • Residence Life Staff
  • Retention Specialists, At-Risk Population Specialists
  • Student Life Staff
  • First Year Experience/New Student Orientation Coordinators
  • Parents and Family Members
  • Faculty Professional Development Coordinators
  • Veteran Services
  • Campus Safety
  • Behavioral Intervention Team

Speaker Profile
Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke is a clinical psychologist, mental health consultant, and retired psychology professor who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brown University and her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. Dr. Clarke worked as a psychotherapist in a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, and served on the Colorado state board of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and as an executive officer for the Virginia and Rocky Mountain chapters of the Association of Black Psychologists. Her experience in higher education includes teaching psychology for 19 years at colleges and universities in Virginia and Colorado and serving as Director of Faculty Professional Development at Community College of Aurora and Associate Director of Career and Counseling Services at Christopher Newport University. She currently serves on the Behavioral Intervention Team at Community College of Aurora and is the President of Living Well Press, LLC, a mental health and wellness consulting firm and publishing company.


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