Mental Health 101: Recognizing and Responding to Students with Trauma Exposure and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Helping them to Succeed (EDU762R)

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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 90 minutes
  • Wed, July 27, 2016
Event Description

Providing Early Intervention and Prevention Measures For Students With PTSD

Survivors of sexual assault, students who experienced campus and school shootings and veterans who return from military combat have at least one thing in common – trauma exposure. Students who have been exposed to trauma may experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD), anxiety and depression. They will also be at high risk for social, emotional and academic issues.

There are a few studies that depict a correlation between trauma exposure and lower high school graduation rates, lower GPA and higher number of absence from school. Therefore, it does not come as a surprise when experts consider the trauma exposure in youth as a crucial public health concern. Usually, the diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder occurs when the person has witnessed, experienced or has suffered from a traumatic event where they are exposed to threatened or actual death, sexual violations or serious injuries. As it is known that the prior trauma is a risk factor for future trauma, resources and early intervention should be provided to survivors of military combat, sexual assault, future trauma and survivors of campus and school shootings in order to reduce the risk of subsequent trauma.

In this session, our expert speaker Peggy Mitchell Clarke will review the signs of PTSD in college students as well as adolescents and children. You will also be provided information on helpful resources and effective self-care practices as well as early intervention and prevention measures.

Session Highlights:

  • Prevalence and demographics of PTSD in the United States
  • Common causes of PTSD
  • Signs of PTSD
  • Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and early signs of PTSD
  • Strategies for early response to trauma
  • Practical tips for self care and coping after trauma
  • Military and veteran issues
  • Campus/School violence and PTSD
  • PTSD and Sexual assault
  • Recognizing signs of trauma
  • Strategies for responding to trauma
  • Tips for making referrals to a mental health professional
  • Practical strategies for helping children and adolescents cope with trauma
  • Signs of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • How to communicate with a student who is experiencing PTSD symptoms
  • Practical tips for making referrals to appropriate resources
  • Campus and community resources
  • Statistical information on PTSD

Who Should Attend

  • 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

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About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke
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... More info


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