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Comprehensive, Culturally Approriate, and Competency-Based Workforce Development.
The Effects of Trauma and Abuse on Child Development: The Adolescent eLearning
Level: Advanced Practice – Lineworker, Supervisor
Intended Audience: This self-paced eLearning module is for child welfare staff who want to obtain information on the effects of abuse and trauma on adolescents
Description of Course: This course will cover a brief review of adolescent development and the impact of trauma and abuse on development. Topics such as adolescent development in a cultural context and assessing and treatment of trauma symptoms and behaviors in adolescents will be covered.
Review adolescent development and recognize how trauma effects development, to include cultural and gender differences
Recognize the misdiagnosis and under-diagnosis of trauma in adolescents
Identify risk factors associated with adolescent trauma
Identify sub-groups of adolescents at increased risk for further trauma
Identify strategies for effective engagement and empowerment of adolescents
Value and integrate effective, trauma-informed interventions with adolescents
Brief review of child developmental framework with a focus on adolescent development
Adolescent development in a cultural context
Trauma and its impact on adolescent development
Protective and mitigating factors regarding the impact of trauma
Mental Health Issues – under and misdiagnosis of trauma in adolescents who have been abused
Sub-groups of adolescents and special considerations
Trauma informed assessment and care
Engaging adolescents in seeking help for trauma issues