This online course is designed to teach students the intervention skills and self-care practices for dealing with trauma-exposed children and adolescents. Participants learn developmental theories related to children experiencing acute medical situations and the importance of therapeutic relationships during those traumatic experiences. Introduction to debriefing and support techniques for the child experiencing trauma, as well as insight into helping their family through a bereavement situation will be addressed.
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Identify how trauma can impact children at different developmental stages
- Define the critical psychosocial and emotional needs children have after facing trauma
- Understand the importance of child life in the healing relationship with children and families in pediatric intensive care units and the emergency department
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Child Life (ONLINE) : Electives (16 units)