PTSD in Children

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What is the main issue in children with PTSD?

Dependence on adults and systems

What is the first stage of intervention for children with PTSD?

Provide safety and stabilization

What is the second stage of intervention for children with PTSD?

Reduce arousal and regulate emotion through symptom reduction

What is the third stage of intervention for children with PTSD?

Catch up on developmental and social skills; develop a value system

What is the main psychological factor that contributes to PTSD in children?

Trauma dysregulates neural pathways that integrate emotional regulation and arousal

What is the main neurobiological factor that contributes to PTSD in children?

Trauma dysregulates neural pathways that integrate emotional regulation and arousal

What is the main trigger for dissociation in children with PTSD?

Hypo-aroused state

What is the main benefit of using art and play in interventions with children with PTSD?

Promoting expression of feelings

What is the main goal of the first stage of intervention for children with PTSD?

Provide safety and stabilization

What is the main goal of the second stage of intervention for children with PTSD?

Reduce arousal and regulate emotion through symptom reduction

What is the main goal of the third stage of intervention for children with PTSD?

Catch up on developmental and social skills; develop a value system

What is the main role of nurses in the care of children with PTSD?

Apply the nursing process

Test your knowledge on how to apply the nursing process in caring for children with trauma-related disorders, specifically Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and adolescents. Learn about the epidemiology, comorbidity, etiology, and how individuals react to trauma. Understand the neurobiological aspects of trauma and how it dysregulates neural pathways that integrate emotional regulation and arousal. This quiz will help you gain insights into how to manage triggers and provide support to children dealing with PTSD.

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