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Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain how much screen time is appropriate for children between the ages of two and five.
-Name two symptoms of post traumatic stress were absent in infants and preschoolers affected by the Oklahoma City bombing.
-Name six questions children frequently ask about safety and security connected with a terrorist event.
-Explain how might you encourage a parent to respond to a child who asks if it is ok to hate terrorists.
-Name four aspects of helping parents create a “conversational comfort zone” for children experiencing stress due to secondary or media exposure to a terrorist attack.
-Name four aspects of helping parents of children traumatized by secondary or media exposure to terrorist attacks learn how to manage their own fears when talking to their children.
-Name the four stages of children’s reactions to disasters and terrorism.
-Name three contributing factors in children's reactions to disaster and terrorism.
-Name four focus areas for assessing children exposed to disaster or terrorism.
-Name two kinds of questions children may ask about emergency preparedness.
-Name three differences among different types of natural disasters that may affect children’s psychological well being.
-Explain what is CISD.
-Name three methods researchers used to assess levels of posttraumatic stress in young elementary school children.
-Name the two established therapeutic communication strategies were the “The Bushfire and Me: A Story of What Happened to me and my family” workbooks consistent.
-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."