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Course Objectives

  • Describe how assessment of youth can be an elaborate undertaking since the process needs to be holistic[1] by obtaining information from multiple sources (e.g., parents, teachers, the child)  while also offering space for the youth and their parents/caregivers to  safely reflect on the information they share about the impact of their trauma signs and symptoms;
  • Identify the PSTD criteria (DSM-5) with relevant nuances when applied to youth and children;
  • Explain how to use several common, easily accessed youth assessment measures to identify the impact and severity of the trauma experienced by youth; and
  • Identify at least three training resources to learn about the impact and treatment of trauma in youth that are within the AHS Continuing Education Program.

[1] Srinath, S., Jacob, P., Sharma, E., & Gautam, A. (2019). Clinical practice guidelines for assessment of children and adolescents. Indian journal of psychiatry, 61(Suppl 2), 158–175.