Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd )

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Introduction Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness that has resulted from a severe traumatic event. Given the hidden nature of this mental illness, PTSD has become more common among teenagers. Research states that “Depending upon the nature and degree of the traumatic event, the prevalence rates of PTSD in victims have been reported to approach 100%” (Kar, 2011, p.167). Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has been used as an effective intervention to assist in regulating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Evidence-based practice, displays that cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) strategy is an excellent way in decreasing the symptoms and risks that occur with post-traumatic stress disorder (Feather & Ronan, 2009). The…show more content…
Goals of the Program Evaluation The first goal of this consumer-oriented evaluation is to reduce PTSD symptoms in teenagers with the use of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Evaluating the efficacy of this goal, the first data point would be to collect quantitative data on the severity levels of PTSD with the use of self-report surveys. Second, collect quantitative data with a questionnaire on the use of parental involvement within the teenager’s life. Third, collect qualitative data from focus groups on how teachers can be supportive. The second goal of this consumer-oriented evaluation is to diminish the risk of violence in teenagers with PTSD. Evaluating the efficacy of this goal, the first data point is to use quantitative data to measure adjustments in violent behavior in pretreatment and posttreatment. Second, use quantitative data to display a correlational relationship between the annoyance and forceful behavior in PTSD. Third, use qualitative data to assess the changes that occurred with posttreatment on reducing the risk of violence with PTSD. Data Collection and Instrumentation The first goal data points will utilize quantitative collection with the use of self-surveys and questionnaires. The PTSD Self-Rating Scale, will be used to provide a measurement of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms (Fan et al., 2011). This self-report survey was given before treatment, to provide a rating on the severity of the PTSD
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