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PTSD in Children: Move in the Rhythm of the Child

by Frank Ochberg
Learn about symptoms, circumstances and therapeutic techniques for children with acute post-traumatic stress disorder.

    PTSD in Children: Move in the Rhythm of the Child
    Helping children who experience PTSD as a result of a one-time act of violence or trauma can be unsettling for many health professionals, counselors, school personnel or caretakers.  This video presents information on the symptoms of PTSD in children and the various stages of treatment for children faced with stress disorder. It gently emphasizes the spiritual aspect of coping strategies and offers sound advice on short-term, long-term and psychopharmacological therapy and the extenuating circumstances of treating PTSD in inner city children.  
    Five noted PTSD specialists who include Frank Ochberg, Carl Bell, Kathleen Nader, Erwin Parson and Angie Panos present the most current information on the study of PTSD in children and its relevance in our communities.
    This video is an excellent teaching tool for all individuals whose lives are dedicated to the resolution of traumatic experience. Specifically, therapists, social workers, school personnel, health professionals, and all members of community "critical incident" teams would benefit from viewing this presentation.
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    By watching this video, you will:
    • learn how to recognize the symptoms of PTSD in children
    • understand the various stages of treatment, from first-aid to initial assessment, to brief therapy and long-term treatment.
    • through the voice of therapists recounting their experiences, hear about various treatment issues that may arise when treating traumatized children
    Length of video: 00:52:00
    Number of Discs: 1
    English subtitles available on: Stream
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    Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-255-7
    Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-256-5
    Frank OchbergFrank Ochberg, MD has been a leading authority on the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder since the 1960s and helped define PTSD for its inclusion in the DSM. He has received many awards for his work, most recently the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He founded Gift From Within and is currently a professor of psychiatry at Michigan State University.

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    This article sondus like the authors (of the article, not the study) were surprised to find that the concurrent treatment of co-morbid disorders actually treats both disorders instead of ignoring one. I am not familiar with COPE, but I know that Seeking Safety has demonstrated a lot of good results in reducing BOTH PTSD symptoms and substance use. I could only access a summary of the study, but it seems that there was not much change reported in substance use in the study the COPE intervention just didn't make it worse.
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    • learn how to recognize the symptoms of PTSD in children
    • understand the various stages of treatment, from first-aid to initial assessment, to brief therapy and long-term treatment.
    • through the voice of therapists recounting their experiences, hear about various treatment issues that may arise when treating traumatized children