5176.0 Mental Health and Trauma

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 12:30 PM
Leaders in the field will present their work on the relationship between traumatic experiences and mental health distress and disorders.
Session Objectives: After attending this session, learners will be able to articulate the need for multi-agency involvement to support children after violent deaths, describe the relationship between violent crime and PTSD, and identify intervention needs, evaluate psychometric instruments for determining PTSD in a self-report survey, and strategize about how to integrate psychosocial assessment early in a diagnostic evaluation so that emotional and physical distress may be minimized. Please see individual abstracts.

12:30 PM
Natural course of PTSD symptoms among victims of violent crime
Martha Shumway, PhD, George Jay Unick, PhD, MSW, Jennifer Alvidrez, PhD, Sharon Smart, MD, PhD, Gregory Merrill, MSW, Vanessa Kelly, PsyD and Alicia Boccellari, PhD
1:00 PM

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Mental Health
Endorsed by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, Peace Caucus, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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