Mental health interventions for children experiencing trauma and externalizing behaviors
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe the play-based and cognitive behavioral interventions used with children by counselors in a community-based mental health center in Ohio. Explain the links between interventions used in the community center and evidence-based trauma interventions for children. Describe the theoretical underpinnings of interventions, such as relational cultural theory, client-centered play therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Discuss evaluation results and outcomes related to child progress in behavioral functioning and resilience over a 6 month period (intake, 3 and 6 month results from analyses of therapist and parent report on scales assessing child behavioral functioning). Explain interventions related to enhancement of post-traumatic growth and resilience in children receiving community-based trauma treatment.
Keyword(s): Child/Adolescent Mental Health, Child Abuse
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Kenneth Woodson has a Master's Degree in Public Health from National University in California; he is completing his doctoral program in Health Promotion and Education at the University of Cincinnati. He has presented at several conferences in the area of mental health. He will be the lead author and is working on this funded project with Dr. Laura Nabors, who is an Associate Professor in Health Promotion and Education at the University of Cincinnati.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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