March 19th, 2011 started off as a sun shining, music blasting kind of day. It was a perfect weekend for playing basketball and some team bonding. It was our last hurrah as we were finishing up our AAU traveling team basketball season. Our coach decided to enter us into a 2-day tournament at the UNI-dome. We arrived in Cedar Falls, Iowa and pulled into the parking lot of the UNI-dome, and my dad’s ringtone went off. My grandma’s boyfriend, George, called him. As I was grabbing my bag from the back of the car, I suddenly hear an unfamiliar cry. It’s one that you know
Jane is a nine year old girl who has been brought in to therapy by her mother for stealing, being destructive, lying, behaving aggressively toward her younger siblings, and acting cruelly to animals. Jane has also been acting clingy and affectionate toward strangers.
The term “Psychological trauma” refers to damage wrought from a traumatic event, which that damages one’s ability to cope with stressors. “Trauma” is commonly defined as an exposure to a situation in which a person is confronted with an event that involves actual or threatened death or serious injury, or a threat to self or others’ physical well-being (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Specific types of client trauma frequently encountered by which therapists and other mental health workers frequently encounter in a clinical setting include sexual abuse, physical , or sexual assault, natural disasters such as earthquakes or tsunamis, domestic violence, and school or/and work related violence (James & Gilliland, 2001). Traumatic
A trauma informed model of practice should centre upon a perspective that asks the client user ‘what happened to you’ rather than ‘what is wrong with you’ (Bloom and Farragher). This approach promotes the base line for which the service should be impliemented; an approach which enable to cliet to connect how their trauma has influence their behaviour, feelings, coping mechanisim and general perspective (Felitti et al. 1998). Staff within the home should have a good degree of trauma informed care as this enable for a deeper understanding of how the trauma can impact upon the individual and allow for holistic care (Harris and Fallot, 2001) and enables better support and help reduce to protential for re-tramatisation via triggers and uncousious re-enactment of trauma (SAMHSA, 2010). Implementing the above approach the client can receive the holistic carer they require in order to begin to overcome the trauma they have experienced.
It will be important to conduct the trauma based assessment as early as possible. However, it is vital that a therapeutic rapport be established with the client before proceeding in asking questions regarding the trauma. It takes time for a traumatized individual to trust and be willing to disclose their experiences. When it is felt that the client is ready it is important to let the client know that they have the right to not answer questions. It is important to discuss why we are asking the questions and ensuring the client that we have their best interests in mind and can provide them with a safe and secure location to work through the trauma.
Trauma occurs when a child has experienced an event that threatens or causes harm to her emotional and physical well-being. Events can include war, terrorism, natural disasters, but the most common and harmful to a child’s psychosocial well-being are those such as domestic violence, neglect, physical and sexual abuse, maltreatment, and witnessing a traumatic event. While some children may experience a traumatic event and go on to develop normally, many children have long lasting implications into adulthood.
Exposure to traumatic experiences has always been a part of human life. From back hundreds of years ago till now, for example, attacks by saber tooth tigers or twenty-first century terrorists have likely led to similar psychological responses in survivors of such violence. Literary accounts offer the first descriptions of what we now call posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For example, authors including Homer (The Iliad), William Shakespeare (Henry IV), and Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities) wrote about traumatic experiences and the symptoms that followed such events. The PTSD diagnosis has filled an important gap in psychiatry in that its cause was the result of an event the individual suffered, rather than a personal weakness. PTSD became a diagnosis with influence from several social movements, such as Veteran, feminist, and Holocaust survivor advocacy groups. Research about Veterans returning from combat was a critical piece to the creation of the diagnosis. War takes a physical and emotional toll on service members, families, and their communities. So, the history of what
There is a growing field of research for impact of secondary trauma the effects, and how to mitigate the impacts of trauma. However, within social work trauma is often understudied. This paper will examine what secondary trauma is, how it impacts social workers, and how we manage it. This paper will explore the taxonomy of trauma, and types of traumatic growth, to set a clear definition of the multiple concepts of secondary trauma. Then it \will examine coping and support strategies for social workers to decrease the impact of secondary trauma. Lastly, its will explore how systems can best educate and manage of secondary trauma
Receiving blunt trauma to the head is a very a dangerous situation and can often lead to critical conditions and death. This essay will be taking an in depth look at a patient who has received trauma and their possible outcome. Utilizing knowledge of mechanisms and patterns of injury, vital signs and patient presentation, a diagnosis of the patient’s condition will be made. Once diagnosed, the pathophysiology of the condition will be explained and also possible injuries from this condition will be explored.
The incident is in its fifth day with little to no change in status. Dykes continues to be demanding and disinterested in offering any concessions and continuing his initial demands. Dykes is now giving deadlines for which he intends to escalate with violence. We feel the justification for preparation of a plan to assault due to this lack of change is necessary.
In the Journal of Traumatic Stress, the article “Stress Among Young Urban Children Exposed to Family Violence and Other Potentially Traumatic Events” by Cindy A. Crusto of Yale University School of Medicine, Melissa L. Whitson of the University of New Haven, Sherry M. Walling of Fresno Pacific University, Richard Feinn of the University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center, Farmington, Stacey R. Friedman of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), Jesse Reynolds of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Mona Amer of the American University at Cairo, and Joy S. Kaufman of Yale University School of Medicine takes a look at traumatic events experienced by children
The family of Anamalia has undergone both physical and psychological trauma as can be seen in the case study. Eloni and Kolomalu have both faced physical trauma. The short-term effects include the injuries that Kolomalu may get from the physical abuse of Eloni as well as injuries that Eloni faced from his stepfather’s abuse. The long-term effects of physical trauma, according to Brand et al. (2017), may include drug and substance use as can be seen in the case of Eloni. On the other hand, anger outbursts and detaching emotions from actions and thoughts may also be experienced. In the case of Eloni, he already
After interviewing with Elizabeth Domingos-Shepard, MFT, I was able to gain a better understanding of the impact trauma has on a child, physically, biologically, and emotionally. Elizabeth (2016) explained that trauma can alter the chemistry of one’s brain by stating, “There is evidence in research that the brain actually is affected by trauma. It can alter the develop of the brain during significant periods of growth, particularly in the first years of life as well as in adolescence. For example, in cases of severe neglect, the brain doesn 't grow as the rate it should due to lack of exposure to appropriate stimuli. However, with early intervention, the child can potentially catch up in brain development. This is due to the concept of neuroplasticity.” The actual removal of children from their caretaker can, “be as impactful or more impactful that the reason why they were re moved to begin with (abuse or neglect) (Domingos-Shepard, 2016). Elizabeth (2016) stresses the importance of assessment when dealing with a child who has experienced any trauma and that assessment is always ongoing. In details to how trauma impacts a child cognitively, physically, and emotionally, Elizabeth (2016) informs that children who have experienced abuse and/or neglect, may have a single incident of trauma or multiple incidents with they may experience a number of emotional, cognitive or physical consequences of trauma, such as brain development delays, development of an insecure attachment
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.